Are you looking for ways to better promote yourself, your company, cause or career? Do you want help with self-marketing skills, video, social media, blog/websites or interpersonal communication skills? My name is Laura Lollar and I specialize in all forms of interpersonal and online communication. Located in Black Forest near Colorado Springs, I have worked with private individuals, entrepreneurs, business owners and community leaders for over 22 years.
- better promote yourself, your company, cause, career or creative work?
- become a stronger, more lively writer?
- improve interpersonal communication skills?
- leverage technology tools? (video, social media, blogging, audio interviews, etc.)
- cope with a difficult employee, boss, business partner or board member?
- become more assertive without having to change your personality?
- present in public with confidence and clarity?
- tell your story for interviews, public relations or promotional purposes?
My strengths as a coach and mentor:
- Relator: I find deep satisfaction in working hard with those I have developed constructive relationships with to achieve a goal.
- Empathy: I sense the feelings of others by imagining myself in others’ lives or situations; people share their innermost thoughts or feelings with me knowing they will be accepted without judgment.
- Maximizer: I focus on strengths to stimulate personal and group excellence and to transform something strong into something superb.
- Developer: I recognize and cultivate the potential in others, spotting the signs of each small improvement and inspiring individuals to see their best qualities and claim their moments of excellence.
- Strategic: I am skilled at creating alternative ways to proceed. (There’s always more than one way to skin that proverbial cat!) Faced with any given scenario, quickly spots the relevant patterns and issues, generates innovative ideas and proposes systematic programs of action.
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, authors, artists and engineers. I’ve presented at conferences, conventions, marketing summits and trainings for groups 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. It will depend on the scope of your project, the amount of support you need, etc. I accept payment by check and most major credit cards. I do not accept alternative/crypto currencies.
Q: Where do you meet with clients? We can either meet at my office just north of Colorado Springs in Black Forest, or I will come to you if you are local. Otherwise, we can use Skype and phone for our meetings.
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, Colorado Springs
“I tried for years to find a local blog coach so I could market my noir mystery series online, but couldn’t find a competent person to help me. Luckily, I found Laura and she has been a treasure — expert, patient, and a genuine pleasure to work with one-on-one. I recommend her highly!” —J. Royal Horton, Author
“Miss Laura and her company, Communicate Colorado, are helping develop our company’s strategy and presence on social media platforms. She provided great feedback in developing both Facebook and Twitter campaigns. We were able to consider various pro’s and con’s of how to most effectively reach our FB friends with our inspirational app, “The Mountain”. We first heard about Communicate CO through a friend who also received media consultation from Laura. Her information has been helpful in every way. And she does it with pep and fun! If you seek to maximize your media efforts, whether as a company or an individual (especially if you are a newbie to these platforms), you will find Laura’s input well worth what you invest. —Jim Manning Clearly Seen Productions, Producer of “The Mountain”, an inspirational app for all smartphones and tablets
“Two other friends and I sat in on Laura’s Social Media class and it was beyond great! She equipped me with the skills to more than handle our ministry Social Media needs as well as help other non-profits if the need was there. Thank you Laura for a job well done!!!” —Ellis Lucas, Author and President, His Song Evangelistic Outreach Ministries
“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)
“I’ve been gifted with Laura Lollar’s friendship for over 2 decades now. In addition to being a wonderful friend, she’s an amazing, creative and successful business woman – and she’s been able to grow her business by virtue of one of her greatest talents – developing relationships. I recently consulted her for advice on designing my business website. Laura gave me a “crash course” and demystified the subject for me. I knew literally nothing before I met with Laura; however, after just two hours I was ready to go! Her understanding of the process runs deep, and as a result she can break down the process into bite-sized and understandable pieces. Explaining these concepts in layman’s terms really made the difference for me – and her “building a house” analogy makes so much sense! Laura’s coaching was so effective that I was able to immediately take over the reigns. I would recommend Laura, without reservation. She’s amazing!” —Liz Killen-Scott, Owner, BeingHR Human Resources Consulting
“I would highly recommend Laura to anyone who needs insightful, effective guidance and ideas in building a blog/web site, and creating a powerful social media presence. She is adept in both the technical and creative content categories. She knows the “tools of our time” and how to use them. Her deep knowledge of WordPress blogging, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn will help you maximize your online impact. Her teaching style is fun and enjoyable for clients, reflecting her own warm and professional personality. She will help you develop a variety of online products to strengthen existing relationships, build new ones, reach different audiences, and build your business. As a long-term client, I know what Laura’s services can do. She has been my most valuable online communications coach.” —Eric Schickler, Photographer, Writer, Artist
“I’ve known Laura for almost 20 years. As my mentor and coach, she played a crucial role when I started my training and development company years ago. She worked with me to develop my brand and marketing strategy. Our brainstorming sessions were priceless. Laura has exceptional communication skills, especially her unique ability to hear what is not being said. This allowed me to expand my business in ways I had not thought of. Laura’s guidance and support were invaluable and I cannot thank her enough!” —Jeff Kurtz, Colorado
“With your expertise in creating and updating my blog, you have made my life much easier. I can feel the Google juice jumping with all the SEO changes. A learning experience par excellence and a joy to work with you, Laura.” —Barbara McNichol, Non-fiction and Business Book Editor, Arizona and Colorado
“I have attended several of Laura’s presentations on Social Media and general marketing topics, and her enthusiasm and energy is always infectious. She is incredibly engaging, and presents her information in an easily understandable way that keeps her audience involved and interested. Her knowledge is absolutely top-notch, and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a speaker on Social Media and communication!” —Steve Collins, Owner Resort Meeting Source (Hotel Site Selection, Contract Negotiation, Events Services)
“What a treat to hear Laura share her knowledge of all things social media! She has a flair for presenting information in a happy and relaxed, yet detailed understandable and informative manner. The nuts and bolts of FaceBook, blogs, Twitter and the world of social media aren’t always the most interesting … until Laura walks you through it! And, afterwards, she’s always readily available via email or phone to assist you on a one-on-one basis.” —Kay Summerville, former Sales Manager, City of Plano TX Convention & Visitors Bureau
“One of the best classes I ever attended on social media was taught by YOU….you taught it to the ASTD chapter here in town and it was marvelous!” —Debbie Sagan, Vice President, Workforce Development at Pikes Peak Community College, Colorado Springs CO
“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