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Laura Holbrook

 

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First Name
Laura
Last Name
Holbrook
Phone 1
(301) 775-3879
Organization
Lazar Holbrook and Associates
State/Province
Maryland
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Summary of Experience
Laura Lazar Holbrook is a versatile facilitator who has extensive experience designing and leading engaging team building retreats for a wide variety of non-profit, association, federal, and for-profit organizations.
Facilitator Expertise
  • Board of Directors and Focus Groups
  • Coaching
  • Education
  • Government Services
  • Human Resources
  • Intellectual Knowledge
  • Leadership
  • Strategic Management
  • Team Building
Biography
Laura Lazar Holbrook is a versatile facilitator who has extensive experience designing and leading engaging team building retreats for a wide variety of non-profit, association, federal, and for-profit organizations. She has worked with teams to address a such issues as: making the transition to new leadership and developing clarity about expectations; developing an appreciation of communication style differences and exploring ways to successfully navigate them; examining barriers to individual/team effectiveness and identifying strategies to overcome them; and identifying leadership opportunities in times of change and transition and pinpointing a plan of action moving forward. Guided by the insights gleaned during the pre-session needs assessment phase, she often incorporates assessments such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (Laura is a Master Practitioner) and the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Indicator. In some situations, Laura steps back from her role as a facilitator to provide highly customized training components. (She has 25 years of training experience in the areas of leadership skills, performance management, and a variety of professional development topics.) The ultimate aim is to provide customized processes designed to ensure that all voices are respected and heard in a safe space; pre-defined outcomes are achieved; and a plan is in place for the team to move forward constructively.
Level of Education
  • Graduate
Academic Degrees (new)
Georgetown University School for Summer and Continuing Education, Training Specialist Certificate
University of Pittsburgh, Master of Library Science
Middlebury College, Master of Arts, Italian
Macalester College, Bachelor of Arts, Humanities
Certifications – Credentials – Assessments
  • MBTI
  • TKI (conflict style)
  • Other
I began facilitating in
2000
Language Proficiency
English
Compensation
  • Compensated work
Sectors you work with
  • For Profit
  • Not-for-Profit
  • Government
Companies/Organizations Supported
member associations, trade associations, nonprofit organizations, federal agencies, for profit organizations
Six-Digit NAICS Code(s)
541611
541612
541618
611430

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