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Laurel Ley ~ Resume

Creator. Catalyst. Collaborator. Connector.


  • “We often get triggered while interacting with others. …. Without awareness, a trigger leads us into habitual reaction. From the moment of awareness, however, we can choose to intervene, to create an alternative to the habitual.” (Words That Work in Business, p. 14)

    ~ Ike Lasater, NVC Trainer, Mediator, and Author

  • “Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex… It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.”

    ~ Albert Einstein

  • “When making conversation, be sure to speak in a manner that the listener will understand.”

    ~ “Pooh’s Little Etiquette Book” inspired by A.A. Milne

  • “When you see a worthy person, endeavor to emulate him. When you see an unworthy person, then examine your inner self.”

    ~ Confucius

  • “To see, we must first open our eyes. To hear, we must first listen. To care, we must first feel.”

    ~ from a plaque at the San Diego Zoo

  • “Care more than others think wise. Risk more than others think safe. Dream more than others think practical. Expect more than others think possible.”

    ~ Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks

  • “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”

    ~ “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

  • “Like a small boat … On the ocean
    Sending big waves … Into motion
    Like how a single word … Can make a heart open
    I might only have one match … But I can make an explosion”

    ~ “Fight Song” by Dave Bassett / Rachel Platten

  • “You create what you think. What are you creating?”

    ~ Anonymous

  • “What is REAL? …. It’s a thing that happens to you. Once you are real you can’t become unreal again. It lasts for always.”

    ~ “The Velveteen Rabbit” by Margery Williams

  • “Happiness and freedom begin with a clear understanding of one principle: Some things are within our control, and some things are not. It is only after you have faced up to this fundamental rule and learned to distinguish between what you can and can’t control that inner tranquility and outer effectiveness become possible.”

    ~ EPICTETUS, The Art of Living

I'm one of those people who seems to evoke change in others. That trait combined with a wealth of education, training, work and life experiences, makes me uniquely qualified to work with people who want to make significant changes in the world. This might be highly visible individuals and organizations ... who in turn want to evoke change in those who are influenced by them. Or, perhaps you're passionate about starting with yourself.

I'm a firm believer that the smallest of changes can make the biggest impacts. We never know how we're going to impact ourselves, others, the world, etc.

I love creating; it comes naturally to me. I'm passionate about living and enjoying a self-aware, conscious life and inspiring others to do so, in both their professional and personal lives as well as creating programs to improve the lives of many. I'm an astute bridge-builder, excellent program creator and developer, sounding board (and consultant) for people from all walks of life ... from executives at top firms to celebrities to those in government to individuals who want to bring their vision for themselves, their creative endeavors, and/or business to life.