Laura Berman Fortgang is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the personal coaching field and is known for her no-nonsense, entertaining writing and speaking style. She is the best-selling author of Now What? 90 Days to a New Life Direction, Living Your Best Life, and Take Yourself to the Top.
Laura was one of the first personal coaches to be featured on national television as well as in international print and digital media. Her appearances on Oprah, The CBS Early Show, NBC’s Weekend Today, MSNBC, CNBC, CNN and many others, combined with print media such as USA Today, Fast Company, MONEY and many national and international newspapers have paved the way for most of the successful coaches in the industry today.
Laura’s books are published in 11 languages and distributed around the world. She is currently a contributing editor for REDBOOK magazine with a regular feature called "Live Your Dreams".
Through her coaching company, Laura has provided coaching to diverse clients ranging from homemakers, celebrities and Fortune 500 companies to NASA and the Army Corps of Engineers. Her company was voted one of the top 100 companies to watch in NJ as well as Laura herself being honored as one of "NJ’s top 40 under 40 to Watch."
One of the first recipients of the International Coach Federation’s Master Certified Coach credential, Laura was a founding member of ICF, a four-year board member and has been a tireless champion for coaching around the world.
Laura is a ‘Jersey Girl’ and a devoted spouse, mother of three, and an ordained Interfaith minister.
Forging New Directions
Change is a given. The question then becomes how do we become more proactive in the face of change instead of reacting to circumstances as they present themselves? This keynote will help your audience discover the fine points of dealing with change so new horizons can be determined. Resistance, fear, blocking innovation and lack of clarity can all be overcome. Creativity, answers, clarity and the path to a bright, concrete, future can be attained. Let Laura show you how. (Based on principles in her latest book, Now What? 90 Days to a New Life Direction)
Excavate Your Life Blueprint® for Success
Laura believes there is a blueprint to what will make you most successful in life and in business. It is not a one-size-fits-all blueprint, but the keys to excavating the blueprint and unlocking its potential to move you to great heights is universal. This presentation will enlighten and inspire your audience to be in touch with what is great about them and how to use it in their world to do bigger things, take on bigger goals and feel they are unstoppable in their pursuits.
Take Yourself to the Top
Named after Laura's first book, this presentation introduces you to an inside-out approach to success by asking you to consider the three questions that will rocket you to the top of your life or business game. You will be led to explore the turnkeys to your achievements regardless of their size and scope. You and your audience will be amazed at how three questions, when answered, can make a huge difference in your life and work.
Living Your Best Life
Audiences are delighted by the notion of a 'best life' and Laura guides them to define what that is in this presentation. The results are surprising and fun and inspire people to take action immediately. Whether your group is business, civic, or purely social, this presentation will help them get clear about what would make their life less hectic and more fulfilling. Very practical and concrete, this talk will help people make changes they have always wanted to make once and for all. (Based on Laura's book of the same title.)
Coaching As the Key To Wisdom in Leadership
Learn coaching skills and high level communication skills that are the leading edge in human development. These skills can be put to use immediately to maximize your organization's potential and produce breakthrough results.