Laura S Gmeinder is a passion igniter. She's top rated speaker who combines her background in adult education with her experience as a leadership coach, business consultant and community leader to offer her audience an engaging, entertaining and educational presentation style. Her keen sense of humor does not disappoint; her vulnerability makes her relatable. She challenges and inspires audience members to lean into their potential, step up as leaders and to put their values into action to make an impact in the world.

"Laura delivered an EMPOWERING message to our United Way/Dane County Administrators of Volunteer Services conference participants. Her warmth, generosity, and ENTHUSIASM were INSPIRATIONAL and everyone in attendance enjoyed the session. We received very positive feedback from participants and hope she will join us for future programs. On behalf of the conference planning team, I wanted to to thank her for being such a great presenter!" ~ Sara Minkoff, Conference Planning Committee
"Laura went above and beyond for our organization and was professional, graceful, and engaging. She is the perfect speaker for any event! She is also extremely organized and made my job very easy! If I could give her 6 stars (out of 5) I would." Laura Christenson, Lawrence University


  • Business Development & Personal Branding
  • Communication & Corporate Coaching
  • Women's Leadership
  • Work Life Balance (Blend)  & Goal Setting

A sampling of presentations:

Business Development

  • Make Your Mark: Launch or Grow Your Business
  • Shine Through Stories: Brand Your Way to Success
  • Make Your Mark: Establishing  Yourself as a Thought Leader


  • Creating a Coaching Culture
  • Clarity & Courage: How to be a Goal Getter
  • Say What? Communicating for Impact


  • Say What? Communicating for Impact
  • Our Vital Voices: Communicating While Female
  • Make Your Mark: Establishing  Yourself as a Thought Leader

Work Life Balance

  • United States of Busy: Creating A Work Life Blend
  • Life on Your Terms: Creating a Life You Love

Women's Leadership & Empowerment

  • Our Vital Voices: Communicating While Female
  • United States of Busy: Creating A Work Life Blend
  • Life on Your Terms: Creating a Life You Love
  • Clarity & Courage: How to be a Goal Getter
"WOW! Looking at the evaluations I have to say it looks like you hit a home run, maybe a game-winning home run in the bottom of the 9th with the bases loaded, to win. FANTASTIC feedback!" (Aspiring Leaders Training Series) ~Robert Toomey, Ed.D., Program Director – Leadership, Management & Workplace Skills University of Wisconsin-Madison, Division of Continuing Studies
“I received so many great ideas! Thank you for the thought provoking discussion. “
— Society for Human Resource Management Madison (SHRM)

CLIENTS (past + present + future) INCLUDE:

AAA Wisconsin (The Auto Club Group)

The Alliance

American Family's DreamBank

Bakersfield (California) Women's Business Conference

Business Volunteer Network (United Way)

BRAVA Magazine- Thrive Conference

Corporate Life is Hell talk show

Cassling "Invest in You" Seminar (Cassling is an Advanced Partner of Siemens Healthineers)

CW 57 Talk of the Town

CW 57 Girl Talk

CultureCon (June 6-7, 2018)

Dane County Administrators of Volunteer Services

Department of Workforce Development Job Services Bureau & Division of Rehabilitation

Disrupt Madison &  Disrupt Milwaukee

Greater Madison Area Society of Human Resource Management

International Public Management Association (IPMA- HR Wisconsin) state conference

International Public Management Association (IPMA- HR Wisconsin) regional conference

Junior League of Madison

Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority

Ladies Who Lead Workshops

Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisconsin)

Leadership Greater Madison

Love, Madison Weddings

Madison Area Business Consultants

Mega Rentals, Inc.

Oregon High School

P.E.O Philanthropic Educational Organization

Short Stack Eatery


State of Wisconsin Training Council

United Way of Dane County Community Impact Awards

United Way of Dane County Women's Leadership Council

University of Wisconsin- Division of Continuing Studies

University of Wisconsin- School of Pharmacy

Verona Public Library

Village of Schaumburg (IL) Community Awards Luncheon

Women of Worth (WOW) LaCrosse chapter

Women of Purpose Madison, WI (Memorial High School)

YWCA Moxie (women's leadership) Conference

“(Laura’s) energy is INFECTIOUS!”
“Great handouts (activities)! Will be using as a guide with my team to try to get them to set some goals.”
“Laura is very POSITIVE, CHARMING and a pleasure to listen to. It’s ok to not be perfect- hearing someone else say it, makes it stick harder.”
— Women of Worth (WOW) LaCrosse Chapter
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“DisruptHR (an event Laura co-organized and spoke at) was a fun and exhilarating event! The presentations were well orchestrated and engaging, and the fast pace made it particularly exciting. I left feeling energized and excited to make change in our industry.”
— Ashley Powell, Bendyworks
(Thanks to Laura I) “FINALLY received the AHA moment of what direction I want to go”
”Speaker and material; positive environment fostered for great group discussion.”
”Personality of instructor – good examples and very open”
”Ability to contribute, opportunity to participate, etc. Open and welcoming format.”
”Lots of fun and Laura was not overly serious; professional but not over the top. “
— ASPIRING LEADERS DWD/ UW workshop participants
“Thank your for presenting to the ladies at the Leadership Training. I’ve gotten such wonderful feedback. Looking forward to future collaborations!”
— Nicole Donny, President, Junior League of Madison

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