Laura Berman Fortgang
Laura Berman Fortgang
Laura is a dynamic speaker who captivates and "wows" audiences around the world.
Her humor and interactive approach always delight. She is culturally sensitive, concrete in her suggestions and never, ever boring.
Whether it's a keynote presentation or a complete workshop or seminar, Laura gets the message across to her audiences in a powerful and entertaining way. They come away feeling motivated, energized and inspired!
Laura’s professional life is anchored by her international reputation as a pioneer in the personal coaching field. Only one expression of her twenty plus years of supporting people to find meaning, purpose and satisfaction in their lives, Laura is also a best-selling author, sought-after speaker, corporate spokesperson and interfaith minister. Laura’s years as a professional musical theatre performer helped form her no-nonsense, entertaining writing and speaking style that has helped her uplifting messages spread far and wide. She is the best-selling author of five books now published in 11 languages:
- The Prosperity Plan
- The Little Book on Meaning (Finalist for a Books for a Better Life Award)
- Now What?
- 90 Days to a New LifeDirection
- Living Your Best Life
- Take Yourself to the Top
Laura has also been a media perennial for years. Her appearances on Oprah, The CBS Early Show, NBC's Today, Good Morning America, various nationally syndicated and cable outlets as well as a long stint as contributing editor for Redbook Magazine and in other major print and digital media have helped her reach millions of people who want to improve their work and life. Through her coaching company, InterCoach, Inc./Now What?® Coaching, Laura has provided coaching to diverse clients ranging from homemakers, celebrities and Fortune 500 companies to NASA and the Army Corps of Engineers. Her company was voted one of the top 100 companies to watch in NJ. One of the first to be formally trained as a professional coach and hold a credential, Laura was a founding member and early board member of the International Coach Federation. Laura holds a B.S. in Communications from Boston University, is a graduate of Coach University and was ordained in 2006 by One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in New York City. A wife and mother of three, Laura resides in New Jersey with her family.
Presentation topics include:
Forging New Directions Change is a given.
The question then becomes how do we become more proactive in the face of change instead of reacting to circumstances as they present themselves? This keynote will help your audience discover the fine points of dealing with change so new horizons can be determined. Resistance, fear, blocking innovation and lack of clarity can all be overcome. Creativity, answers, clarity and the path to a bright, concrete, future can be attained. Let Laura show you how. (Based on principles in her book, Now What? 90 Days to a New Life Direction)
Take Yourself to the Top
Named after Laura's first book, this presentation introduces you to an inside-out approach to success by asking you to consider the three questions that will rocket you to the top of your life or business game. You will be led to explore the turnkeys to your achievements regardless of their size and scope. You and your audience will be amazed at how three questions, when answered, can make a huge difference in your life and work. (Based on the book of the same title.)
Living Your Best Life
Audiences are delighted by the notion of a 'best life' and Laura guides them to define what that is in this presentation. The results are surprising and fun and inspire people to take action immediately. Whether your group is business, civic, or purely social, this presentation will help them get clear about what would make their life less hectic and more fulfilling. Very practical and concrete, this talk will help people make changes they have always wanted to make once and for all. (Based on Laura's book of the same title.)
What Makes Work Meaningful
With a focus on happiness, satisfaction and meaning, this presentation examines the human elements that must be present for a functional workplace and maximum productivity. Based on elements of philosophy, psychology and even marketing, Laura will show you and your employees how they will derive meaning from where they spend the majority of their waking hours and how to maximize satisfaction in the workplace. Based on Laura’s newest book The Little Book On Meaning
"Everyone throughout our client conference kept on referring back to your speech. You unleashed a fabulous energy at the conference that propelled us to new heights. We got the finest evaluations of any conference we've run and you were a big part of that accomplishment."
-- Ken Blanchard, Chief Spiritual Officer, The Ken Blanchard Companies
"You made a major impression on the CHART group during your presentation in St. Louis. Unquestionably, everyone had a great time participating in the exercises, and they got got a great deal out of the message you shared...It really made everyone think!"
-- Mike Hampton, Ed.D. Vice President of Education CHART
"WOW! What a terrific evening of inspiration you provided to our group. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed your presentation about breaking the myths around balancing your life and reaching your dreams. The insightful but practical advice you shared was so motivating to us all. Your humor and personal stories truly made the evening extra special. The folks at this 'sell-out' event have definitely beneifted from your wisdom. Thank you."
-- VP Programming, National Council of Jewish Women, Essex County