A Cheerleader Who Ditched the Skirt


For as long as she can remember, Lara has been coaching and cheering on others. From her junior high basketball team to software bloggers and C-level executives, Lara understands how to meet people where they are to empower success. Growing up listening to Wayne Dyer and Zig Ziglar cassette tapes on the way to school, Lara draws from a deep background in personal development. Over the years, she's served as a panelist, presented training, and facilitated workshops for diverse teams. 


Speaking & Training Topics

Lara creates customized sessions to meet the goals and needs of your group. Whether lunch & learns, panels, keynotes, or half- or full-day workshops, she can work with you to ensure your team walks away inspired and ready to implement new ideas. 

  • Brand Storytelling

  • Leading & Working with Creative Teams

  • Unblocking Creativity

  • Content Strategy & Measurement

  • Content Creation & Editorial Process

  • Leading Teams Through Change

Recent Speaking Engagements

Over the years, Lara has presented training, facilitated workshops, and participated in panels for groups of all sizes. Some of her more recent speaking engagements include:


Public Relations Society of America, Austin Lunch & Learn | 2018

United Way of Greater Houston, Workshop Facilitator | 2018

Innovatix + Essensa National Meeting, Breakout Speaker | 2017

Associated Builders & Contractors of Greater Houston, Lunch & Learn Presenter | 2017

International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Austin, Lunch & Learn Speaker | 2016

IABC Southern Region Conference, Session Speaker | 2016

Concordia University Texas, CommConnection Panelist, 2016

car2go, Creative Writing Facilitation | 2015

Central Texas Medical Center, Editorial Strategy Facilitation | 2015

Lara’s program ‘Developing Content That Engages, Educates and Inspires Action,’ wasn’t your typical content management presentation, but one that was both informative and inspirational. She described the importance of matching your dialogue to your audience and tied it all together from start to finish. Lara circled back to the beginning of her story by ending with a video that brought tears to the eyes of audience members.
— Mary
I really, really liked and appreciated how Lara takes audience feedback. I could see her passion!
— Jayne
It’s hard to say one thing I loved best! Lara provided specific suggestions and pathways along with the call/need to tell great stories. I think I’m largely a process person so knowing how to get there resonates with me. 
— Holli