ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Laura Thompson is a creative thinker, certified innovative executive/life empowerment coach, global marketing communications professional, and business writer who has worked with leading companies in the financial services, legal, hospitality and non-profit industries.

 

In 2000, while at Burson-Marsteller, part of the WPP Group plc, one of the world's largest marketing communications' companies, she became a member of the Foreign Press Association in New York, first as a public relations professional, then continued her affiliation as a freelance journalist. For many years, she served on the Board of Governors as Honorary Secretary of the Foreign Press Association Foundation as well as on the Scholarship Fund Committee.

 

Additionally, for over six years, Laura served as a Governing Board Member of The Pen and Brush, an international organization dedicated to women in the visual, literary and performing arts since 1894.

 

Laura is a produced playwright, published author, and poet. In 2017, "Mindful Communications: Build Better Relationships and Improve Your Personal and Professional Life!" was published as a trade book for her coaching practice that later became an eCourse on Skillshare in 2018. In 2016, her play Lost & Found was produced on Off-Off Broadway. In the same year, Laura co-authored The Change book 12 with Jim Britt and Jim Lutes who are recognized leaders in the field of peak performance and personal empowerment. Her chapter was entitled The Art of Mindful Communications, again relating to her coaching career.

 

In 2008, South Street Press an imprint of Garnet Publishing released her novel Laughter in the Canyon with a book signing party at the Pen and Brush Gallery in Greenwich Village, New York City. Since her book launch, she appeared on a few author panels discussing her writing and publishing experiences, including one as a guest speaker at a Composers, Authors and Artists of America event in Manhattan.

 

InĀ 2009, South Street Press published her poetry book entitled Mosaic of Love which garnered a couple of literary prizes in both the United States and Europe.

 

Laura was educated at Simmons College in Boston; at Boston University in Paris, where she received a master's degree in International Relations; and at INSEAD in France. She has lived on three different continents and traveled worldwide. The cultural diversity of people and places truly fascinates this international citizen of the world.

 

 

 

 

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