Laura has over 26 years experience facilitating organizations to accomplish results. As an executive coach and leadership trainer and Culture Change Partner, Laura is passionate about helping people evolve to their greatest potential and believes that working on oneself is the highest act of leadership. Organizational change can only come from leaders who are willing to take an honest look in the mirror and address their own weaknesses.
Laura’s clients include hundreds of senior leaders in government and industry, including SES and senior managers at NASA, NAVAIR, FAA, JPDO, Sandia National Laboratories, Lawrence Livermore National Labs, Oak Ridge National Laboratories, as well as VPs and Senior Managers at Shell Oil, BP, Chevron, Valero, LexisNexis, M T Bank, Capital One, and Visa International.
As a keynote speaker, she’s presents on topics of leadership and getting ego out of the way of leading. “Leading From Your Best Self, Overcoming Obstacles to Leadership” to Centered Leadership, San Rafael Leadership Institute, Marin HR Forum, Marin County Women’s Commission, California Staffing Professionals and the ARMA Houston Conference, “Defying the Odds: Building a High Performance Team at Shell E&D,” at Pegasus Systems Thinking in Action Conference, University of North Texas International Conference on Work Teams, and women’s leadership at the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, Women in Communications, San Francisco Business and Professional Women’s organization.
Laura has authored “A Lesson in Giving” Stone Soup for the World, Conari Press, a bi-weekly “Biz Shrink” column for Women’s Wire, and articles in Natural Solutions Magazine, City Woman Magazine, Winning Strategies Magazine, the San Jose Business Journal, Sacramento Business Journal, The National Law Journal, and Marketing for Lawyers.
Leadership Training, Leadership Coaching, Team Building, Culture Change, Career Transition, 360 Feedback, Succession Planning, Career Development, Difficult Conversations, Facilitation, Organizational Effectiveness, Organizational Development, Leadership Assessments, On-site training, On-site Facilitation, Women in Transition, Life Purpose.
The ARMA Houston Conference celebrated 50 years of Growth, Opportunity, Leadership and Dedication. We needed a dynamic, energetic and engaging speaker. We got that and more with Laura Gates. Our conference is the signature conference of our association in our region and is well attended. I still hear from people who attended the conference on how they were impacted by Laura. If you need a corporate coach, she’s it. If you need a presenter, she’s it. She changed my life that day and I am forever different because of Laura. I challenge you to experience her for yourself. An 11 out of 10 for her. I highly recomquote closemend Laura Gates!
— May 27, 2010