The quote above says it all. Hard skills are simply no longer enough. It seems that so-called "soft" skills are not so soft after all. The skills of self-awareness, self-mastery and emotional intelligence can make or break you or your organization.

With me, you are not getting Charlie Brown's teacher...in fact one of my favorite pieces of feedback is from a mid-level leader who was directed to attend one of my trainings: "I usually fall asleep in these things. Today I didn't nod off once. Great job!" High praise indeed...

My style is energetic and engaging and the environment I create is highly experiential. Rather than simply imparting knowledge, my goal is to leave your team with the experience of what is being imparted. Experience is what makes the difference between INFORMATION and LONG TERM TRANSFORMATION.

 

leadership essentials: core modules**

All modules are delivered with an emphasis on personal responsibility & emotional intelligence.

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE essentials

"Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space lies the ability to choose one's response. In our response lies our growth and freedom." -Viktor Frankl, MD, PhD

There are four aspects of Emotional Intelligence: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness and Relationship Management. This training addresses the first two. This inside-out approach to effective leadership provides participants with the foundational tools to BE the leader others want to follow.

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COMMUNICATION ESSENTIALS

"Seek first to understand, then to be understood."  -Stephen Covey

This training offers a highly experiential look at effective communication, both as the sender and receiver of the message. Participants will gain greater understanding of the importance of effective communication as well as the pitfalls of ineffective communication. The bulk of the training will be devoted to learning how to take personal responsibility for the quality of one’s communication.

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STRESS REDUCTION ESSENTIALS

"All stress lives in thoughts of the future."  -Steve Chandler

Stress not only wreaks havoc on physical, mental and emotional health but it also affects productivity, morale and retention in business. This training aims to teach skills to decrease the onset and severity of stress rather than simply teaching coping mechanisms for stress once it has already arrived. 

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**customization

What's most important is that I address the specific needs of your organization. Please note: Modules can be stacked to fill a half or full day of leadership development. As well, the duration of the classes listed above can be expanded to include more content and/or experiential learning. Other Leadership Essential Modules are available upon request. Please contact me by filling out the form below. Let's set up a conversation to talk about your organization's unique needs.

For maximum benefit: Combine classes with one-on-one follow-up coaching.

What my clients are saying

"These are great courses! My organization will get an ROI from these classes for sure!"  -w.l. multi-unit leader

"Laura does an excellent job keeping everyone engaged and participating. She truly has passion for what she's teaching."  -m.w. production supervisor

"I really enjoyed the class. Very solid material--information we can actually use."  -a.s. site supervisor

"Great job drawing us out and helping us get in touch with thoughts and feelings we didn't know we had."  -s.m. multi-unit leader

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