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Laura Benjamin Consulting is a veteran-owned consulting, coaching and training company in Colorado Springs. Since 1997, Laura has worked with Fortune 100 firms, non-profits, the U.S. military, trusts, trade associations, boards and independent businesses. Laura has spoken on three continents for groups of 20-500 and was twice designated a Meeting Professionals International “Platinum Program Speaker”.
Laura is creator of The CARLA Concept™ Communications Model and author of a self-published handbook by the same name. She is a prolific writer with hundreds of articles featured in online journals, newspapers and trade magazines.
A skilled facilitator in DiSC® Behavioral Styles, Team Roles and Personal Listening profiles, Laura is also certified in Leadership Culturelink™, the ConflictLens™and Situational Leadership® instruments. She has been a commencement speaker and a guest lecturer at colleges and universities on leadership, customer service and communication.
Earlier in her career, Laura facilitated communications and social media for the Mayor and City of Colorado Springs. She was a Sales and Service Team Manager for Current Inc. supervising 100+ regular and seasonal call center representatives. At the Rochester Institute of Technology and National Technical Institute for the Deaf (RIT/NTID), Laura worked as a Senior Employee Benefits Specialist responsible for communication and benefits administration for 2500 faculty and staff, including the deaf and hearing-impaired.
Laura is a Veteran of the United States Air Force and served seven years active duty as a Paralegal. She was a member of the Base Honor Guard Team which provided military honors for families of Active Duty, Reserve and National Guard servicemen and women. She earned a USAF Commendation Medal, a Marksmanship Medal and an Honorable Discharge.
She is a member and Past-president of the Colorado Springs Society for Human Resources Management (CSSHRM). She has volunteered for the Pikes Peak Area Quality of Life Indicators, The Home Front Cares Welcome Home Heroes Program, Junior Achievement, Young Women of the West and Colorado State Parks and Wildlife. She served on the boards of the National Speakers Association Colorado Chapter, Pikes Peak Partnership and Pikes Peak Council of the Boy Scouts of America. She is a 2010 graduate of the Leadership Program of the Rockies (LPR) and presently serves in a three year public-at-large role for the Colorado Bureau of Land Management’s Frontrange Resource Advisory Council.
A proud mother of three great young adults, Laura is also owned by two spoiled cats. She likes to write, read, camp, kayak, hike, take pictures and spend time with family. In 2013, her historic cabin home burned in Colorado’s Black Forest Wildfire. She has rebuilt on the same site and now writes from a bright and spacious new office.
To discuss Laura’s availability to work with your organization, please send an email.