Laura A. Davis - Biography

 
“My experience is what I agree to attend to.”
-- William James –
 

Approach and Mindset

Laura A. Davis is the President and Founder of Laura A. Davis & Associates, Inc., an Atlanta-based transformational coaching and leadership development and sales training firm. Laura and her team assists individuals and organizations in growing through change by developing people and organizational capabilities. Laura offers solutions to your talent management and employee engagement needs through keynote speaking, training/facilitating, coaching, and consulting services centered around assessment learning tools such as DiSC and more. Her focus is to facilitate the development of self-awareness as well as the acquisition of the skills necessary to thrive in the new world of work.

Laura takes a whole person approach. Clients learn about leadership development and talent management at a deeper, more sustainable level. Clients learn a values-driven, inside-out approach to personal and professional fulfillment centered around the “principles for inspired success.” This combination of skill development and transformational processes to transform attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors, increases both personal and professional effectiveness and happiness while achieving bottom-line results.

 

Business and Client Service Experience

Prior to becoming an executive coach, speaker, trainer/facilitator and author, Laura held both line and staff marketing management positions for Exxon, Equifax, and United Parcel Service. The breadth of her experience includes new product development, marketing research, product management, and sales training. After a successful marketing management career, she started her own leadership training and coaching practice. In addition to her solid business experience, she possesses a unique talent for seeing “the big picture” and for simplifying complex problems to their essential elements.
 
She has designed and delivered workshops focused on culture change through the development of facilitative leadership and coaching skills for managers globally. She has also facilitated numerous transformational change initiatives involving leadership and sales training and follow-up coaching. Laura’s primary areas of expertise include leadership development, team effectiveness, change management, interpersonal communication skills, personal and organizational transformation and more.
 
She has conducted numerous training seminars and workshops with multicultural audiences at all levels of an organization throughout the country. She has trained audiences in Korea and Japan for one of the largest global hotel management companies in the world. She has been a dynamic female professional speaker at professional coaching conferences and professional associations throughout the U.S. She is a contributing author to “A Guide to Getting It: Self-Esteem” and has appeared on the television show “Good Day Atlanta” and on radio talk shows and internet radio to discuss self-esteem and leadership. She is recognized not only as one of the leading executive coaches in Atlanta, but throughout the country. Her partial client list with client quotes is also accessible on her website www.lauraadavis.com.
 

Educational Background

Laura is a Master Certified Coach through the International Coaching Federation. She is affiliated with The Forum Corporation as a Senior Facilitator and Executive Coach. She is also a Career Management Consultant with Right Management. She has a B.A. degree in Sociology with Honors from the University of Delaware. She earned her Masters in Business Administration from Emory University on a partial scholarship. She has been an Adjunct Professor in the Business Studies Program at Mercer University. Laura has also received recognition as a “Who’s Who in America” conferee.
 
Laura is personally committed to practicing her “principles for inspired success” and demonstrates that commitment through her own history of personal transformation and achievement. She is an avid learner, traveler, and adventurer who practices the art of people-whispering.