About Laura

Laura-Professional-1-e1340203286420Laura Roccaforte, M.Ed, SPHR
 is an organizational development consultant, who works with individuals and leadership teams who want to move their organization forward. Utilizing data-driven processes, she can help you realize your potential. Whether you need Executive Coaching or Leadership Development for your organization, Laura can help you identify necessary improvements.

For over 30 years, Laura has worked as an internal and external consultant.  Internally, Laura has worked with leaders in not-for-profits, as well as publicly traded and privately owned companies including the American Red Cross, Cox Communications, Denny’s Restaurants, Lincoln Financial Company, Oriental Trading Company and PayPal (an eBay Company).  As an external consultant, Laura is engaged to support leadership development through the use of planned curriculum that applies adult learning principle and practices.  Laura is certified to administer and interpret diagnostic instruments such as Emergenetics and the Meyers Briggs Type Indicator. She utilizes these tools to better diagnose and remedy the challenges organizations face today.

In the arena of organizational development, Laura facilitates strategic planning retreats, interpersonal and group process approaches, large-scale change initiatives, organizational redesign processes and performance management. Laura has worked globally in Europe and Asia and is known for helping leaders create a plan for managing change and fostering collaborative relationships across an enterprise. Laura holds an M.Ed from the University Nebraska Lincoln, a BA in Organizational Communication from California State University, Sacramento, and is a certified SPHR professional. Laura is also a program leader for the Institute of Career Advancement Needs (ICAN), Women’s Leadership Circles and Defining Leadership for Women.

Her clients include:  Bluestone Development, Creighton University, ConAgra Foods, Sweda-USA, Dignity Health, University Nebraska Medical Center, EducationQuest, Film Streams, Lamp Rynearson & Associates, Nebraska Wesleyan University, and Union Pacific Railroad.

Laura is passionate about helping individuals, organizations, and communities create environments that are positive and inclusive.  Originally from Sacramento, CA, Laura has lived in Nebraska for over 20 years.  In addition to her work, Laura enjoys her involvement in the community, exercise, traveling, continuous learning and building lasting connections wherever she goes.