Over the span of her career, Laura has been a featured speaker at numerous local, state, regional, and national conferences. Her presentations are engaging, interactive, and stimulating. Her goal is to make sure the topic hits home and has a direct connection to your professional and/or personal life.  Laura can be hired in different capacities, including:

  • Keynote speaker
  • Workshops and training
  • Custom designed topics

Laura’s main professional focus has been in the areas of parenting, cultural diversity, and inclusion.  She is particularly passionate about topics such as: anti-bias teaching and parenting, emotional intelligence, gender issues, temperament, family rituals and traditions, success factors, teen dating violence, couple relationships and marriage, cultural competence, social justice, equality, and personal reflection.

Laura also thoroughly enjoys creating workshops that meet your specific needs. If you would like to talk to Laura about an idea you have for a workshop or public  speaking engagement, please contact her.


What People Are Saying

I love this lady! She gives us real conversations to address, as well as real life situations. Her appropriate humor links all parents. Laura is one of the best speakers you have ever brought in. Thank you.

Importance of Emotional Intelligence, For the Love of Kids

Many staff members made comments expressing how much they enjoyed the training and also that the presentation caused them to really evaluate and think about how they define and view culture. YEAH! We are moving along. Thank you. Your presentation and YOU were well received!

Understanding the ‘U’ in Culture, Butler County Head Start

Wow! What an impact you had on our PTO. Everyone is still talking about your presentation and they want to hear more. Thanks for preparing such a great talk and thanks for the handouts. They were very helpful and your speaking style is great. You are very relaxed and use humor to make your points. Thanks for sharing your morning and helping lots of people.

Freeing Your Family from Perfectionism, Indian Hill Middle School PTO

The temperament assessment gave me valuable insight. I am amazed I didn’t know this stuff before! A lightbulb moment, as Oprah would say. I thoroughly enjoyed your class. You have a wonderful, inviting, and warm leadership style. Many parents would benefit from your workshops. Thank you!

Understanding Temperament, Jewish Family Service

Laura provided an excellent background on cultural competency and is a very engaging presenter. She got me thinking about new areas of my own cultural comfort and discomfort areas. One of the best programs I’ve been to. I would have listened all day long.

Understanding the ‘U’ in Culture, OSU Extension