“We have a private audiology practice with 15 employees. We wanted to get a better idea how to create a positive environment for our employees as well as address certain issues within the workplace. Laurel facilitated a workshop on work/life balance that was outstanding. She met with us ahead of time to tailor it to our specific needs. She has a very positive approach. The workshop was innovative, fun and helpful. Laurel led us through a unique brainstorming activity that provided fruitful results for some of the challenges we have been facing. Overall our employees were appreciative and gained insight. It has led us to constructive discussion regarding changes in our offices.”
Jane H. Baxter, Au.D. & Debora Clark, Au.D.
Co-Owners of Pacific Hearing Services
Menlo Park & Los Altos, CA
“Laurel Gregory provided our leadership group with a new way of contextualizing change within our college and then provided us with practical tools to use in framing change going forward. I have heard several comments from members of our team that they plan to use these tools with faculty and staff as they approach strategic planning, curriculum development, and accreditation self-studies, among other projects. The concept that resonated most strongly with our group was the importance of facing future change by first acknowledging our accomplishments and success.”
Ann E. Barr-Gillespie, DPT, PhD
“I have had the pleasure of taking part in numerous team building activities facilitated by Laurel. Those that have focused on understanding the passions, communication styles, concerns, and creativity of others have provided the most growth for the team. Some examples of activities included: Team members working to reconstruct an item described verbally by one individual on the team, notes of appreciation to others on the team, and exercises that focused on expanding other’s ideas. Ultimately, it is Laurel’s passionate nature and genuine attitude that helps team members understand the importance of working together.”
Aaron Schroeder, Au.D.
Manager of Hearing Aid and Software Product Management
Starkey Hearing Technology, Eden Prairie, MN
“Laurel Gregory’s presentation at the Oregon Academy of Audiology Fall Conference was a hit! Not only did she save the day by filling in for a last minute cancellation, but the hour interactive session with Laurel was an invigorating break from the heavier conference fare. From how to prioritize the too many “to-do’s”, to how to bring collaborative brainstorming techniques to office problem solving, Laurel offered practical ideas for managing stress both in and out of the office. Thank you Laurel!”
Nancy Dunn, Au.D.
President, Oregon Association of Audiology
“I recently had the opportunity to hear Laurel Gregory’s mini-seminar on “What Keeps You Up at Night?” and enjoyed her practical, down to earth manner, tips and logic. Busy professionals, working parents, members of the “sandwich generation”, and all of us in need of a sanity break can certainly benefit from her wisdom, tips and practical approach to living a better life. I look forward to an opportunity to attend another seminar from Living In Your Light. ”
Angela S. Pond, Au.D.
Chair, American Board of Audiology