Struggling with career issues, self-confidence, deal with a difficult person or interpersonal communication skills? My name is Laura (Benjamin) Lollar and I have coached people through some very tough situations over the past 22 years. I am located about 15 minutes north of Colorado Springs. Do you need an experienced coach to help you…
- set better boundaries and ask for what you deserve?
- advocate for yourself and improve self-confidence?
- better promote your company, cause, career or creative work?
- raise issues with confidence to achieve constructive outcomes?
- communicate with a difficult employee, boss, business partner or board member?
- become more assertive (or tone it down) without having to change your personality?
- focus, look people in the eye, state your position and negotiate respectfully?
- bounce back from a layoff, business or career situation where you had the rug pulled out from under you?
- figure out what you want to be when you grow up?
If so, please contact me. We’ll have a short discussion by phone and if all goes well, we’ll schedule time to meet and create a customized action plan.
Q: What makes you qualified to coach others? I’ve had 22 years experience coaching independent business owners, entrepreneurs, career-changers, people with self-marketing struggles and those who want to improve the way they communicate with a boss, board, customers or business partners. I’ve presented on interpersonal communication skills and how to coach others at conferences, conventions, leadership summits and trainings worldwide since 1997.
Q: How do you work with your clients? First, I want to learn about the challenges you face and goals you’d like to achieve. We will have a lengthy discussion by phone (at no charge). Then, if we decide to work together, we can figure out a plan that works best for you.
Q: What do you charge? I’m affordable and charge the standard coaching rate. I am happy to work with you for one or two sessions, or put together a package of multiple sessions, including job shadowing upon request. I accept payment by check and most major credit cards.
Q: Where do you meet with clients? I meet with coaching clients at my office just north of Colorado Springs. We can also use phone, Skype or Facetime for our meetings.
Q: Do you use personality or skills assessments? Yes. We will discuss a range of options, including the StrengthsFinder, DiSC, Team Dimensions, ConflictLens, Personal Listening Profile, etc. and decide the best fit for you. I do require completing the DiSC profile (even if you’ve taken it before), since it gives me a good “read” on your behavioral preferences and personal approach.
Q: Are you a Christian? Yes, I’m a practicing Catholic.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY…
“I’m happier than ever here. My boss and I have daily conversations with great outcomes, I have learned how to deal with “Mary” and all her issues, I recognize my red flags and walk away and think about another way to handle them. You have truly helped me see different sides of everything and I truly appreciate you!” — Frontline manager, law enforcement, Colorado Springs
“I appreciate you greatly. You are the reason my career was saved and is going in the right direction again.” –C.D., Director
“Need practical, sage coaching or business advice? Laura (Benjamin) Lollar is the person for you! Laura’s advice and business insights were spot-on and always given in the spirit of positive reassurance. A class act, I cannot thank her enough for the guidance and direction she provided. Simply put, Laura is a consummate and seasoned professional. Her saying, “It’s never JUST business … it’s ALWAYS personal” rings true! —Joe Balas, USAF Major (Retired), business owner
“I first learned about Laura through listening to her communication webinar series. Impressed with what I learned and actually used from the series over several years, I contacted her to help me plan for new growth in my professional life. And I’m so very glad I did. Laura is an excellent consultant and one to whom I return time and time again just to bounce a few ideas around or seek clarification regarding my professional growth. She provided me expertise in opening up avenues for career building, expanding business relationships, and helping me to communicate complex concepts to implement wide-spread organizational change. The tools/frameworks she provided contributed to innovative and award winning accomplishments. I highly recommend her expertise.” —Janet Bethay, Environmental Engineer and Owner, Bethay Consulting LLC