Laura helps mid-lifers to discover how their working lives can be better and more fulfilling. Many feel stuck, lost, overwhelmed or dissatisfied and say the chance to pause, take stock, and look forward with an unbiased, challenging supporter is massively helpful and liberating.
Her new book Dancing with Fear and Confidence: How to liberate yourself and your career in mid-life is published on the 12th of November.
Laura is a mid-lifer too.
She really began to dis-cover her dancer five years ago after she was divorced, began studying again and was made redundant. Becoming an author has been a major milestone in her transition—stimulating her to find her voice, embrace her vulnerability and hone a bunch of new skills.
Like most mid-lifers, she has a lot going on.
She is mum to Lewi and Jas and partner to Rob. Identical twin to Lind and older sister to Val. Eldest daughter to Dee and Neville. Aunty to a clutch of fabulous nephews and nieces. A very amateur photographer and a reluctant house renovator. She only manages to stay human if she does something active every day.
She held director-level positions for respected businesses across six different sectors including retail (John Lewis Partnership), pharmaceuticals (GSK), insurance (Aviva), oil and gas (Centrica), defence (BAE Systems) and luxury goods (Burberry).
Talent and careers are a lifelong passion. Her current work is a portfolio of writing, speaking, coaching and consulting: championing fulfilling mid-life careers for individuals and businesses.
Learning is one of her pivotal strengths. This is usually channelled into developing everyday skills and knowing. She is also an award-winning academic researcher with an honours degree in Psychology and a master’s in Coaching and Mentoring Practice. Laura is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD and an accredited coach with APECS.
- MA, Coaching and Mentoring – Distinction
- CIPD Chartered Fellow (HR)
- APECS Professional Member (Coaching)
- NICEC Member and Bill Law Research Award winner in 2019 (Careers)
- BSc Psychology
- OPP Assessment levels I and II
- Approved Mentor – Help for Heroes