Testimonials

Here’s what others say about working with Laura Varner:

“So happy you’re part of our team this year.”

I know I already said it, but you were fantastic yesterday. The feedback overwhelmingly agrees! You bring the perfect balance of data, fun and great examples to make the learning easy. So happy you’re part of our team this year. 

Cindy Gordon

Culture Shock Coaching, LLC 


“Laura’s help has been beneficial for both major and minor business issues, and has kept me accountable in “tough” business decisions.”

I met Laura several years ago, in reverse roles as a service provider. She quickly became not only a friend but a mentor. Seeing what Laura was able to accomplish with Expo Chem, gave me great hopes as a small business owner, that I too can succeed. Since then, she has remained a great friend and mentor and has helped coach me along in my successes. Laura’s help has been beneficial for both major and minor business issues, and has kept me accountable in “tough” business decisions.

As a young-female-business owner, it is nice to be able to do business with someone that I can relate to and know that they have been there too.

Zada McGuire

Interpretive Wellness Coach


 

“She is natural entrepreneur that demonstrates vision and creativity, and her passion, humor and energy are contagious and motivating.”

I met Laura at the beginning of my career as a staff executive at a chemical industry association. As a member of this organization, Laura served as a leader on various committees and eventually on the Board of Directors and the educational foundation. I had the privilege of working with Laura during this time.

Over a period of 12 years, Laura grew to become my mentor teaching me valuable leadership skills such as strategic thinking, consensus and team building, decisiveness and compassion. As a woman in the business world she showed me that regardless of your gender you earn your place at the table by showing sharp business acumen, assertiveness and mutual respect. She has a warmth and humor to her that should not fool you – she is a fearless leader that has strong convictions yet is a fair-minded person who will listen and analyze every perspective. She is natural entrepreneur that demonstrates vision and creativity, and her passion, humor and energy are contagious and motivating.

 

Camille Soriano

Vice President, Marketing & Public/Investor Relations at

California Ethanol & Power LLC


 

“She is an advocate for business owners and understands first hand the challenges they face daily in their operations.”

I have had the pleasure of working with Laura in the development of leadership skills and strategic planning. She has a keen sense for business from both a financial and human capital perspective. She is an advocate for business owners and understands first hand the challenges they must face daily in their operations. Her ‘street smarts’ kick in to her natural ability to coach and guide with a practical approach to the bottom line. If you need a business consultant who has ‘been there’ , Laura is an excellent choice. She has a great sense of humor and also knows how to ‘kick’ you into gear!

Bonnie D. Monych, CPC, CM

Performance Consultant at Insperity


 

“Her willingness to take the time to talk through and suggest valuable ideas and options was fundamentally necessary to our success.”

Laura is a trusted friend, confidant, and has been a business mentor over the years. When I was preparing to launch Paraclete 12 years ago, her willingness to take the time to talk through and suggest valuable ideas and options was fundamentally necessary to our success. Her energy and attitude towards life coupled with a self-demanding requirement for integrity has served her so well over the 20 years that I have known her. I will miss our regular business conversations in the world of chemicals, but I am certain she will be a success in this next adventure!

Doug Vander Ark

President of Paraclete Management, Inc.


 

“Laura not only brings the growth and development structure to coaching, she brings over 30 years of business success and leadership to the equation making her a total package coach.”

Laura Dornbusch has had lifelong passion for self-development and the development of others. As a Human Capital Strategist, I worked with Laura and her employees leveraging talent for five years, before going “in-house” at her request to assist her in growing and developing talent and succession planning at Expo Chemical. I witnessed Laura’s innate ability to see the strengths of others, even when they were not obvious to the individual, and watched her facilitate their growth and development. Her passion to development of talent was not restricted to employees alone. She loves nurturing talent wherever she finds it, due to her strong desire for each person to be the best that they can be. Laura not only brings the growth and development structure to coaching, she brings over 30 years of business success and leadership to the equation making her a total package coach.

Cynthia Mueller Crocker SPHR CPC

Organizational Development &HR Strategist


 

“She is a reliable and trustworthy confident who can help you see life as it really is.”

I’ve worked with Laura for over 20 years and have come to respect her abilities to analyze and handle difficult situations in business and personally. She is a reliable and trustworthy confidant who can help you see life as it really is. And make it manageable. She helped me when I was closing my business with details and support I needed to proceed with closing and moving on with my life.

Larry Hayes

Independent Wholesale Professional


 

“You will never be disappointed with Laura’s drive, intelligence or personality. She is the best.”

Laura is a great business leader and business coach. She enjoys so many skills it is hard to imagine her less that the best at everything she does. You will never be disappointed with Laura’s drive, intelligence or personality. She is the best!

 Jerry McGonigal

Owner, The McGonigal Law Firm


 

“She is an exceptional businesswoman, she can assess what needs to be done and get it done.”

Laura is a dynamo! She is an exceptional businesswoman, she can assess what needs to be done and get it done. Her integrity and commitment to her causes is an inspiration. She is a successful negotiator and her employees adored her. She has spirit, heart and is a terrific person to partner with. I highly recommend knowing how Laura can both impact your business as well as infuse your employees with a can do attitude!!!

 Melinda Genitempo

Senior Vice President-Capstone Associated Services