Keynote Speaker for Your Live Event
With a speaking career that spans 10+ years, I have keynoted hundreds of esteemed events around the globe. Along the way, I’ve emceed award shows, moderated panels, and participated in virtual events. Event planners request me because there’s no drama: I show up ready to educate audiences around the world.
I have had the honor of delivering keynotes at notable events and organizations such as Harvard Business School, SXSW, 92 St Y, Microsoft, Google, NBCUniversal, American Marketing Association, MediaBistro, and many others. I was recognized as one of the Top 5 career advisors by CareerBuilder and CNN, and have been on NPR. My forthcoming book, “Let’s Fix Work,” is due from Henry Holt in January 2021.
Laurie doesn’t speak to audiences. She engages them by delivering presentations that are insightful as much as they are inciteful. What I’m really saying here is that Laurie knows her sh-t, and she knows how to present it in relatable ways that inspire people to think differently about work and life. Real-speak, not the usual BS consultant-speak. Plus, she’s a true professional — friendly, fun, and a pleasure to work with.
– Event Organizer
Laurie has been an invited speaker to the largest HR conference in the Caribbean on more than one occasion. Simply put the demand for her to return speaks volumes to her delivery, insight and ability to engage our audience. I have referred Laurie several times to others in need of a “truth speaker” that can connect and give real word take-aways. She is a rock-star!
– Event Organizer
Laurie was a fantastic keynote speaker at Australia’s biggest HR innovation event. Her content and delivery was the perfect blend of provocative, insightful and tailored to the audience. Our community loved the opportunity to connect personally with one of the true global HR thought-leaders with a must-read blog!
– Event Organizer
Human Resources Consulting and Coaching
Influencer Marketing for HR Technology Companies
Work with me to increase the exposure of your HR technology, tools, and services. Let me introduce your products and ideas to my podcast, blog, social media, and live event audiences. Allow me to design a content strategy and work with key influencers and opinion leaders to improve inbound leads for your organization.
I’ve been featured on major American media platforms such as NPR, Vox, and CNN. I am the creator of The Cynical Girl and Punk Rock HR, which Forbes named as one of its top 100 websites for women. In addition, I’ve been a contributing editor for The Conference Board Review and a contributor to online ventures such as Mediabistro, AOL, and BusinessInsider.com.
My advice has been featured in a variety of publications including CIO Magazine, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Inc., Men’s Health, NPR, Real Simple, The New York Times, U.S. News & World Report, USA Today and The Wall Street Journal. CareerBuilder and CNN have recognized me as one of the top five career advisors in the United States.
Laurie is that spark of energy that gets you to your goal. Her investment in me as an individual helped me clarify what I wanted, and plan my way around obstacles before they arrived. She found the balance between tough love and genuine encouragement I needed to do the work required to get where I wanted to be.
– Entrepreneur and Business Owner
I was feeling particularly rudderless until my series of coaching conversations with Laurie. She helped me set a direction that seemed not only ambitious but very possible. Laurie’s style is honest, authentic, funny and powerful, and she will not let you bullshit her. I would leave each conversation feeling excited, inspired and pretty damn nervous, which is exactly what I needed. Laurie’s attention and focus is on you and helping you create the career you want during each of your sessions, you might just forget how HR famous she really is.
– HR Director
Laurie helped me evaluate my HR professional goals and find areas to level up my skills. She provided me with outstanding coaching, resources and connections that have helped me further develop my career. Working with Laurie as a coach was an invaluable opportunity for me! She helped me discover different ways to look at my career and take it in new directions. She shared her expertise, connections and insights and gave me encouragement to pursue my goals.
– Director, Talent Management
I’ve engaged Laurie on a number of projects related to educating and supporting HR and business leaders to help their people grow. Laurie is a thoughtful and creative resource and her genuine interest in helping people and businesses do better comes across in how she collaborates with clients and in how she engages audiences through her work. I’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with Laurie on speaking engagements, blogs, thought leadership content, webinars and more. She is quick-witted, personable and a pleasure to work with.
– PR and Communications Manager
Laurie is one of the most prepared people I know. She and I worked on a project a few months back and she asked questions that I hadn’t considered. She thinks differently and takes projects seriously (timelines, deliverables, budget, etc). Come to think of it, I’ve never seen Laurie do anything less than A work. That’s unique in our industry. If you have the opportunity to work with her, do yourself a favor and do so. You won’t regret it.
– HR Tech Leader