Communication, Business, Career Coach in Colorado Springs

My name is Laura Benjamin and I’m a communication, career and business coach in Colorado Springs. I help my clients with their company, cause, career, project or program by leveraging strengths and online tools (social media, blogs), identifying strategies and creating a plan. I support people throughout Colorado and the U.S. via phone, Skype or appointments at my office in Black Forest, Colorado.

Laura Benjamin Colorado Springs CO

Please contact me to discuss your goals

MY COACHING STYLE:

Clients say they value my ability to listen, empathize, strategize, work around obstacles and simplify complex concepts. You can read more in my StrengthFinders Report. My top five strengths are:

  • Relator: finds deep satisfaction in working hard with those whom they have close relationships to achieve a goal
  • Empathy: can sense the feelings of others by imagining themselves in others’ lives or situations; people share their innermost thoughts or feelings knowing they will be accepted without judgment
  • Maximizer: will focus on strengths as a way to stimulate personal and group excellence, seeking to transform something strong into something superb
  • Developer: can recognize and cultivate the potential in others, spotting the signs of each small improvement and inspiring individuals to see their best qualities and claim their moments of excellence
  • Strategic: skilled at creating alternative ways to proceed; faced with any given scenario, can quickly spot the relevant patterns and issues, generate innovative ideas and propose systematic programs of action

Want to learn more? Please contact me.

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COACHING TESTIMONIALS:

 “Miss Laura and her company, Communicate Colorado LLC, are helping develop our company’s strategy and presence on social media platforms. She provided great feedback in developing both Facebook and Twitter campaigns. We were able to consider various pro’s and con’s of how to most effectively reach our FB friends with our inspirational app – “The Mountain.” We first heard about Communicate CO through a friend who also received media consultation from Laura. Her information has been helpful in every way. And she does it with pep and fun! If you seek to maximize your media efforts, whether as a company or an individual (especially if you are a newbie to these platforms), you will find Laura’s input well worth what you invest.” Jim Manning, Clearly Seen Productions LLC, Producer of “The Mountain,” an inspirational app for all smartphones and tablets

“I have had the pleasure of working with Laura for the past several years in her capacity as the Owner of Communicate Colorado as I have been reframing my companies’ marketing presence on the web and in our community with her guidance. Laura has been remarkable to work with; she quickly grasped my companies’ needs, the competitive environment and my own needs as a business owner. She is a tremendous listener and an inquisitive coach. Laura has the ability to communicate solutions using vocabulary that I can understand and shows me that she has a complete grasp of her tools and our community. Laura is comfortable in her own skin; she is warm, kind and as interested in my success as I am. I would recommend her highly and I look forward to continuing our learning journey into the future.” —Paul Jones, Principal, Impact Leadership Development Group

“I learned so much yesterday and your patience allowed me to relax and learn even more. Your ability to not make such a beginner feel dumb, not even for a second, is a real gift and so appreciated.” ~Kristi Blazek, Owner, OneAverageVegan.com

“If I was ever, ever, ever going to even THINK about starting my own business, this blog would become my bible! It is so helpful and informative. The reason I’m emailing you is to tell you how I see you really living by, and fleshing out, these recommendations. So many people give advice that they’ve gathered from someone else that sounds good, but they haven’t actually risked and found the advice to be true or wise. Thank you for being the real deal! Your #1 fan” Dawn Griffin, Director of Leadership Development & Training, CommunityBibleStudy.org

“It was 2005 when I first learned about Laura through listening to her communication webinar series. Impressed with what I learned and actually used from the series over several years, I contacted her in 2010 to help me plan for new growth in my professional life. And I’m so very glad I did. Laura is an excellent consultant and one to whom I return time and time again just to bounce a few ideas around or seek clarification regarding my professional growth. She provided me expertise in opening up avenues for career building, expanding business relationships, and helping me to communicate complex concepts to implement wide-spread organizational change. The tools/frameworks she provided contributed to innovative and award winning accomplishments. I highly recommend her expertise.” –Janet Bethay, Environmental Engineer and Owner, Bethay Consulting, LLC

“Laura is an credible coach who is able to help her clients move beyond any obstacles!” ~Linda Boedeker, Interim Executive Director

“I have known Laura Benjamin for over a decade and observed her on many occasions. Her performance has always been outstanding and her emotional intelligence is unsurpassed. As the EEO Manager at Ft Carson, CO I contracted with Laura numerous times to present timely, practical and interesting workshops to the civilian and military workforce. She always received excellent ratings and was subsequently invited by other senior executives at the base to conduct presentations and strategic planning sessions for their organizations. Laura exhibits professionalism at every level. Her personal attributes include integrity, technical competence, superlative interpersonal skills, and a sincere concern for the well being of the participants in her programs. She has extensive knowledge about organizational behavior and successfully facilitates the achievement of visionary goals. Besides being an accomplished speaker and writer, she is a role model, coach, teacher and leader of individuals and groups. She has the ability to simplify complex processes and guide people towards realizing their potential. I am proud to commend Laura Benjamin for her talents, skills and character. I recommend her without reservation, knowing that she would be an asset to any organization, which in return would benefit immensely from a business relationship with her.” ~Dr. Janet Sullivan, Director, Anger and Stress Management Institute

“The investment I made in my communication skills by receiving coaching from Laura Benjamin is producing marked results for our organization and for our team! After the session I returned to work inspired, and the feeling of enthusiasm hasn’t left me. Possibilities abound and I am grateful for the new awareness that excellent ideas are all around for the harvesting, now that Laura has trained me to see them. “I Spy. . . an idea!” I look forward to further coaching with Laura!” –Dawn Griffin, Director of Leadership Development & Training, Community Bible Study, Colorado Springs CO

“Wow, I have a bunch of things to do after our chat today. I need to sit down and really think about my story. Then I need to implement your ideas. I really like your approach!  You gave me a lot to think about. Thanks for listening and suggesting those great thoughts and insights!!” ~Dan P., Leadership Coach, Project Management Trainer, Consultant

“I’ve worked with Laura Benjamin consistently since 2007. She’s brimming with ideas and is so generous, knowledgeable and perceptive. She’s easy to work with and a pure joy. I’m happy I found her!” ~Linda Seger, International Script Consultant, Screenplay Editor, Author of 13 books

“I had the great opportunity to work side-by-side with Laura during her leadership coaching. She was a great resource of information. She was thorough, detail oriented and such a pleasure to learn from. She taught me the Carla Concept, helped me recognize my strengths and weaknesses and how to improve on both areas, which I feel helped me to become a better leader. It was a privilege working with her.” –Bee Tyquiengco-Pena, Wells Fargo

“Laura Benjamin is such a motivational, inspirational and informed professional. She has been extremely helpful in assisting me towards beginning a successful career, helping me recognize my abilities and talents and giving me direction in taking the steps to make it all happen. She offers great support and ongoing encouragement. I highly recommend her for her coaching abilities.” –Audrey Burton, Marriage Coach, Michigan