I have dipped my toes with other coaches but Laura was the first one who listened for what I really needed (even if I didn’t know myself). Laura doesn’t ever force textbook guidance on me and always adapts well to what is most important to cover in any given meeting. She also responds very well to feedback and is open to evolving how we communicate together. Laura makes having a coach easy.
Laura was instrumental in helping me develop my career as I rose the ranks at to one of the top 7 positions at NASA Headquarters within a challenging environment of Washington, DC politics. She has helped me work through team issues, personal conflict issues, and career growth, all the while working through my own challenges, helping me grow professionally and personally. Her coaching was critical to my career progression, as I gained increasingly more challenging roles, each time felt like a stretch that she encouraged me to take on. Laura has made a huge impact on my marriage and personal life - strengthening my marriage and my relationship with my children. Laura’s experience, style, and drive is an awesome combination that delivers results in a short period of time with style and grace!
Laura has been an impactful career and life coach for me. She deploys her natural gift for seeing through the clutter/excuses and cutting to the chase to help me understand why I am the way I am, who I want to be, and how to bridge the gap — professionally and personally. She has helped me in a number of meaningful ways that have improved my career and quality of life. Most impactful for me is her style and demeanor - with her intellect and no BS style - she cuts to the meaning in a quick fashion, or asks the right question at the right time, in the right way, for me. She doesn’t have time or interest in dancing around the periphery, and has the smarts and style to bring it all together for me in a way I can own it.
Laura has been a great resource for me in my role as COO, helping me navigate complexities in the workplace, with my CEO, direct reports, and personal life. I’m excited to work with her for years to come.
Laura has coached me through a very intense transition process. During the last four years I not only changed my professional life as a board member, pursuing my new role as an international business advisor, but I also survived cancer in the same period. Without the professional support from Laura, this transition would not have been so fulfilling for me. I recommend Laura to senior executives facing severe challenges in his or her professional and personal life. She is a wonderful executive coach from the heart!
Laura has played a key role in my continued development as a leader. Early in my career I was fortunate to work at GE which highly valued development and coaching. When I entered my current role no such infrastructure was in place. As a leader in a small business Laura was able to help me fill the gap and continue my development.
Laura has been my coach for over 10 years and I would not have been nearly as effective without her. From earlier childhood, I’ve always felt that some great destiny awaited, and Laura is helping me find it. She made me appreciate the importance of being “awake” in life, rather than sleepwalking with the beliefs handed down from the past, and to express whatever wisdom I gained in ways that can do the most good. She has called on me to answer my deepest calling.
While her approach is seemingly subtle, her impact is profound. Shortly after beginning my work with Laura I was promoted to a C-level role, gave my first TED talk and now am a sought-after spokesperson and thought leader in my industry.
Working with Laura is extraordinary. She has an ability to be with you in a way that allows what is exactly the right thing to surface. This opens new interpretations that lead you to new ways of moving in your life. There is a freedom and joy that draws you into an inspired future. After being with Laura, I am enlivened and excited about being in my world. Her gift is here to be shared and being the recipient of this gift is truly the icing on the cake. Thank you, Laura, for our relationship and what it brings to both of us.
Without the professional support from Laura, my career transition would not have been so fulfilling. I recommend her to senior executives facing severe challenges in his or her professional and personal life.
Laura is an exceptional and gifted coach. I had the privilege of working with Laura during a time of major transition in my life, she was enormously skillful in helping me look at my current situation clearly, set an intention for what would come next, and make the necessary transitions. Laura offers an opportunity to include the professional, the personal, and the transpersonal in one conversation without creating any artificial boundaries between them. I valued this deeply in our work together.
Laura has an amazing ability to see with clarity what in the moment you can’t quite label or define for yourself. It’s this uncanny “knowing” that she brings to a coaching relationship and uses to help you find the response that’s right for you. Whether struggling with a work situation – or what to do with the rest of your life, Laura acts as a true partner in unraveling what’s truly important and in helping you shape your most authentic path forward.
Laura has the unique ability to truly listen and ask the right questions to guide you to profound self-awareness and action... she provided me the perfect balance of empathy and toughness to make my journey happen.
Laura is an amazing talent and intuitive coach. She seems to have a sixth sense of knowing what to say at just the right time. Working with Laura dramatically changed my professional and personal life for the better. She helped me recognize my inherent ability to create and embrace positive change in my life. Through our work together, I am now able to look inside to find my authenticity and appreciate it. I consider myself fortunate to know and work with Laura.
Laura was instrumental in helping me develop my career as I rose the ranks at one of the top positions at NASA Headquarters within a challenging environment of Washington, DC politics. She helped me work through team issues, personal conflict issues, and career growth, helping me grow professionally and personally. Her coaching was critical to my career progression, as I gained increasingly more challenging roles, each time felt like a stretch that she encouraged me to take on. Laura’s experience, style, and drive is an awesome combination that delivers results in a short period of time with style and grace!
Laura is an exceptional and gifted coach. I had the privilege of working with Laura during a time of major transition in my life, and Laura was enormously skillful in helping me look at my current situation clearly, set an intention for what would come next, and make the necessary transitions. I remember clearly the first conversation Laura and I had over the phone. Within minutes we were in the midst of a deep and open dialogue that I would expect to occur between people that had known each other for months or years. Our conversations only continued to deepen over the time we worked together. I valued my work with Laura as much as I did because she shares my belief that all aspects of being human are included in the coaching conversation. Laura offers an opportunity to include the professional, the personal, and the transpersonal in one conversation without creating any artificial boundaries between them. I valued this deeply in our work together, and take that stance in the work I now do with my clients.
Two years ago, after spending 35 years in government service in a variety of leadership positions, I found myself in a job that I was failing in, and more importantly I was failing as a human beingThat’s when Laura entered my life. My first 15” conversation lasted more than an hour, an hour that brought me to the realization that what worked for me in the past was failing me, I needed a new set of tools, a new way of looking at myself and my world to survive as a person. I’ve had coaches, I’ve had assessments, I’ve done everything most people do, and a lot of things few people do, but working with Laura has been life changing. If you are lucky enough to engage Laura in finding your way, someone to help you on your “Hero’s Journey” you are indeed a lucky, and more importantly, a blessed person.
Laura’s coaching is similar to her presence as a speaker and a writer; She has a humorous way of telling on herself, her inner thoughts, frustrations, tripping over self-manufactured obstacles, so that the rest of us can see ourselves. You can feel her commitment to enter personally challenging territory, using the tools to learn and create a better path; Laura inspires her coaches and her audience to do the same.
Your energy and interest set me on a path of real change and growth that allowed me to achieve personal and professionally what was previously unlikely... So thanks for that!
I began working with Laura Gates as a personal coach in June 2013. I recently completed a 20-year career and have started my own consulting business. I chose to work with Laura because she hears the commitment and the possibilities in what I am up to and the work I want to bring to the world. I also chose Laura because she brings an integrated approach to coaching - she coaches me to expand my leadership, to optimize my business skills, and to balance my internal energy.Since I began working with Laura, I have started my consulting business, worked with a colleague of Laura’s to begin branding myself, and have attended conferences in my new arena, already expanding my network. In addition, I have learned how to balance my internal energy and am discovering my own capabilities in energy healing, as well as taking on new leadership roles in my life. All of this has happened either entirely or in part due to Laura’s coaching and our work together.
I met Laura some years ago during a leadership program where she was my coach. During that period I recognized her spiritual gifts and her ability to question me without giving the answers. Afterwards we stayed in touch through Skype and I was and still am impressed by the fact that there was no distance between us although I live in Europe and she is based in the US. Through our Skype calls she guided me through meditation to places in which I felt comfortable and it brought me insight and peacefulness. In those sessions she re established my mind and body connection which I needed so much because major events such as illness, divorce and loss of my job appeared all at once in my life! She brought me back to the present moment and to myself. In these sessions she let me face my own sorrow and anger but always a kind of miracle happened because in the end I was in balance and very peaceful! Laura has the ability to create safety and warmth which is the basis to open up and it gave me the comfort that she was there when I needed her and in the same time she gave me the freedom to find my own way. I still appreciate our calls deeply. They are a source of energy for me.
Laura Gates is an incredible executive coach and gifted spiritual healer. With two decades of experience working with top leaders on a GLOBAL scale she brings insight and clarity to the messiest of conversations in order to get organizations back on track toward their goals.On a personal level, her power as a spiritual healer has literally changed the course of my life- for the better! She has supported me to clearly see the vision of my life and empowered me to own my truth (which has set me free). Laura invites individuals and organizations to sweep away what is no longer needed in order to focus on what wants to emerge.
Laura brings an ability to guide others down the often-unclear path of transformation with practical, gentle guidance. She has a vast toolkit that allows her to coach people on how to integrate their professional/personal/spiritual experiences. I value her intuitive sense of what a person feels, as well as how they need to take action in order to put those feelings—and the experiences that led to them—to work.
Laura has an uncanny ability to use the collective group to help each individual unlock their unique and intuitive leadership qualities.Laura’s retreats have helped me better understand and deepen my leadership qualities and identify opportunities for development in a safe and supportive environment.