Through my speeches and presentations, I educate as well as entertain, while inspiring and supporting professionals to achieve their objectives.
I don’t give standard, off-the-peg keynote speeches. Instead I find out what is behind a client’s invitation. What are they hoping to achieve from my speech? How will my expertise resonate particularly with the audience?
If relevant and practical, I interview key people in the firm to find out more about their preoccupations and concerns.
This careful preparation enables me to highlight the data and insights from my almost 30 years of research which will resonate most powerfully with my audience.
Leading autonomous followers: Decoding leadership dynamics
Collegiality in the time of Corona: What business schools can learn from professional service firms
Power of partnership: Forging a collegial identity
Strategy for growth: Making change happen
Unleashing the power of partnership: Optimising governance in professional organizations
Merging professional organizations: Cultural integration and culture change
Governance in the accounting sector: Challenges and change
Taking responsibility: Becoming a leader in an accounting firm
Insecurity and professionals: Vulnerabilities, opportunities, and the gig economy
Elite interviewing in professional organizations
Power, politics, and prima donnas: Leadership in professional service firms.
Emotional and physical distance in hybrid working: Implications for professionals’ knowledge, power, and identity
Laura works with senior professionals to help them reinvigorate their organizational culture and take
responsibility for leading collectively.
Through her keynote speeches and advisory consultations, Laura works with leaders
to develop strategic responses to the challenges of hybrid working.
Laura uses her research on leadership and partnership in professional organizations to educate, inspire and encourage partners, and to help them fully embrace their roles as leaders.
The illustrations below capture one of Laura’s recent speaking engagements at a partner conference.
Illustrations by Graphic Harvest