Are you an outdoorswoman, sportsman, hunting or fishing industry business or trade association? Do you need help with planning, promotion, public communications, customer service or professional development for your company, team or frontline leaders?
I can help. My name is Laura Lollar, Principal of Communicate Colorado LLC. For over 20 years, I’ve worked with business owners, organizations and trade groups who want to generate more sales, improve customer relationships, form better business partnerships, strengthen teams and plan for the future. I’ve helped clients build skills, gain confidence and move the needle to better performance and profitability. Click here to view partial client list.
Strategic Planning and Partnering Facilitator: A member of the International Association of Facilitators, Laura Lollar has facilitated strategic planning, partnering and visioning sessions for leadership teams and boards including the ProRodeo Hall of Fame, Colorado Horse Council, Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and many others. Click here to read more…
Writer, Blogger and Video Interviews: Tips and stories promoting sound leadership and good governance for outdoorswomen, sportsmen, the hunting and fishing industry, western lifestyle, land management practices, etc.
Consulting Projects: Customer Service, Communication, PR/Marketing, Employee and Leadership Development
National Speaker/Trainer: (conferences, sales meetings, leadership retreats & teambuilding) Since 1997, I’ve spoken and trained throughout Colorado, the U.S., Canada, Germany and Great Britain for groups from 5-500. My programs are lively, interactive and deliver practical tips to improve marketing, communication, teamwork and customer service skills. Click here to read more…
Teambuilding Facilitator for leadership retreats, sales meetings, staff development, strategic planning, partnering or visioning sessions. Lively, fun, interactive programs to help your team build workplace relationships, gain self-awareness, apply problem solving strategies, etc. Laura has facilitated teambuilding throughout Colorado, the mid-west and mountain states regions, from remote mountaintop yurts to retreat centers. Member, International Association of Facilitators (IAF). Click here to read more…
Career & Business Coach: For over 20 years, I’ve coached independent business owners, frontline managers, executives and entrepreneurs to help them clarify, commit and achieve business or career goals. Click here to read more…
Laura (Benjamin) Lollar is Principal, Communicate Colorado LLC, a veteran-owned communication consulting and professional development company near Colorado Springs. For over 20 years, Laura has presented interactive trainings, keynote speeches and workshops for groups of 5-500 throughout the U.S., Germany, Canada and Great Britain. She facilitates teambuilding, strategic planning and partnering sessions, leadership retreats, sales meetings and marketing summits. Laura has also coached hundreds of frontline leaders, senior executives, business owners and entrepreneurs on interpersonal skills, communication, leadership and marketing.
Laura has worked with the U.S. Army at Fort Carson and Fort Lewis, Cabela’s World’s Foremost Outfitter, the National High School Rodeo Association, Colorado Horse Council, Butler Professional Farrier School, ProRodeo Hall of Fame, General Services Administration, Woodland Park CO Police Department, Manitou Springs Police Department, Spectranetics and Paint Brush Hills Metropolitan District among many others.
Laura’s work has been featured on television, radio, in newspapers and trade magazines. She has been a commencement speaker for colleges and universities and a guest lecturer on leadership, careers and interpersonal communication for graduate and undergrad students.
Laura authored The CARLA Concept™: How to Raise an Issue, Prove Your Point and Communicate with Confidence and Clarity based on the communication and issue resolution model of the same name. She was a contributing author on interpersonal communication for Safety, Health and Asset Protection Management Essentials (CRC Press). She will soon release a number of books, including Wildfires of Change: How to Rebound and Rise from the Ashes and Taming Godzilla and Other Difficult People.
Earlier in her career, Laura was a Customer Service and Sales Team Manager at Current Inc. She supervised a team of 100+ call center employees and led an upsell program to achieve record-breaking revenue goals. At the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), Laura was part of an awesome Human Resources and Employee Benefits team that served 2500+ faculty and staff, including deaf and hearing-impaired employees.
A Veteran of the United States Air Force, Laura served seven years active duty as a paralegal. She earned a USAF Commendation Medal and Marksmanship Medal, attended the Non-commissioned Officers Leadership School and volunteered on the Base Honor Guard Team, providing military honors for fallen service members and their families. Laura holds a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities from California State University, Sacramento with graduate studies at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. She is a 2010 graduate of the Leadership Program of the Rockies (LPR).
Laura was a board member and President of the Society for Human Resources Management Colorado Springs Chapter. She also volunteered for the Home Front Cares Welcome Home Heroes Program, Young Women of the West and Colorado State Parks and Wildlife. Appointed by the Secretary of the Interior, Laura served two three-year terms on the Bureau of Land Management Resource Advisory Council (RAC) for the Colorado Frontrange. She is a member of the International Association of Facilitators and the Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA).
After losing her home and business in a 2013 Colorado wildfire, Laura launched Wildfire Survivors Ltd where she publishes tips and videos to help those who have lost it all in a wildfire. Her forthcoming E-book, Wildfire Survivors™: How to Recover After You Lose It All will be available on WildfireSurvivors.com and this site very soon.