Testimonials

Laura impressed me immediately with her energy and expertise and quickly established herself as an asset to the entire organization. She is a strong coach with an extensive toolkit of facilitator tricks she uses to drive productive planning and problem-solving sessions. She is organized and thoughtful, but not at all dogmatic about approach, able to sense the needs of her clients and adapt accordingly. She brings grace and good humor to frustrating and difficult situations and is immensely well-liked and respected.

Jonathan Bailey

CTO, Soundwide

I engaged Laura to coach my direct reports; along the way she ended up becoming my leadership coach. Her style is inimitable: she listens, asks thought-provoking questions, and gently nudges you (and your team) to find solutions. Equal parts communication/leadership coach, therapist, and continuous improvement manager, Laura is an incredible ally to have on your side.

S. Das

VP, Platform Engineering, GEP

Laura is an incredibly affirming, positive, creative coach. She provides insightful questions, helpful structure and a wide array of exercises, with plenty of flexibility to adapt to individual needs and styles. Working with her can produce profound change, including being more in touch with what matters most both professionally and personally. I highly recommend Laura as someone who can joyfully accompany and guide you through both monumental and incremental change.

Margaret Cooley

Executive Director, Woolman Hill Retreat Center

I first met Laura in a women’s leadership group – among many talented women, she stood out. Confident, open, whip-smart and brimming over with positivity, she’s a great listener who amplifies the best in each of us.

Amie Preston

Marketing Consultant I Coach I Reset Retreats, Preston Consulting

Laura is an amazingly gifted listener. Her calming and compassionate personality never fails to put anyone at ease. A rare find in today’s business environment. Thank you, Laura!

Nik See

Brand Strategy Consultant

Working with Laura was a great investment in myself and my career. With 30+ years of experience under my belt and nearly 18 with my current company, it was time to take stock of what I want and how I want to manage the rest of my career. Laura brought structure, sanity and compassion to all of our conversations. Within weeks, I had a solid plan and was already implementing it. Now I know that Laura is available for any fine tuning that is needed in the future. I cannot say enough about the value that Laura provided and how great I feel about having invested in myself.

Jennifer McCabe

Director, Dell Technologies

I have worked with Laura in various capacities over many years, and she is top-of-mind when considering expertise in professional coaching and change management services. Althoff Consulting is the best in the business with respect to working with clients to navigate through complex change – be it personal career choices or broader organizational shifts. Her psychological, analytical, and organizational insights are profound, and underscore decades of hands-on experience with intricate social and business systems, and the individuals of which these are comprised. As a transformative agent of change – guiding a company or an individual – her skills are unparalleled.

Alex Quigley

Chief of Staff, CloudHealth, VMware

Time with Laura shifted my sense of who I am and what I can do. I asked for her help with a difficult colleague situation. Laura’s careful listening and incisive questioning created a space where I felt comfortable naming the pieces at play and uncovering the heart of the matter; a desire to advance my work and represent myself more fully. I walked away with clarity on next steps and the confidence to take them.

Katy DeRosier

Program Development Director, University of Washington

I can’t recommend Laura highly enough! Years ago, I was fortunate to take a year long leadership class which she co-taught. A few months later I reached out to her for career advice and she was gracious with her time and energy, providing insight and inspiration which eventually led me to HLS. If you’re considering coaching, check her out.

Tara Kripowicz

Managing Director, Faculty Support Services, Harvard Law School