Laura has been instrumental in bringing PMOs and Project Management to the strategy table for almost two and a half decades. She knows just how hard it can be to drive effective and sustainable change in organisations, having spent 15 years in the role of PMO leader and now she helps organisations accelerate business growth, evolution and sustainability leveraging the power of project management and the PMO. She has developed a unique and powerful system for growing organisational project management competency with a deliberate focus on driving high-IMPACT outcomes on every project.
Considered a thought leader in the Project Management community, Laura shares her insights and stories on the PMO Strategies Podcast, where she is shaking up the way the industry thinks about our role in driving strategy realisation. Laura welcomes you to join her community of IMPACT Drivers at PMOStratetgies.com.
Laura runs several training and coaching programs that help organisations and individuals deliver high-IMPACT outcomes on their projects and drive organisational change. Laura is best known as “the PMO lady” for her 20 years of experience in building and running PMOs that Get. It. Done. while developing a high-performing team of IMPACT Drivers that become an invaluable asset to any organisation. Laura believes that project managers are uniquely positioned to help organisations have a greater impact.
She is the Founder and President of Project Management for Change, a nonprofit organisation whose mission is to raise the profile of the project management profession by showing the value of project management across the globe as the most effective enabling resource for delivering sustainable change in the nonprofit sector. Their signature event, the Project Management Day of Service (PMDoS)®, brings together thousands of project managers with hundreds of nonprofit leaders to change the world, one project at a time.
Laura served on nonprofit and corporate boards for 16 years including multiple Project Management Institute (PMI) chapters, Virginia International University, Goodwill Industries, and Computer Aid. Laura has a Computer Science degree from Virginia Tech, a Project Management Institute (PMI), PMP certification, and a Prosci Change Management Practitioner certification.