Communicate Colorado LLC is a Veteran-owned communication consulting company in Black Forest, near Colorado Springs. Since 1997, Laura (Benjamin) Lollar, Principal, has worked with organizations that strive to have a productive, profitable impact and constructive influence on their customers, co-workers, constituents, vendors and members.
Communicate Colorado specializes in working with the outdoors industry (hiking, hunting, fishing, camping, paddling) and provides the following services and projects:
- Public Communication Outreach
- Customer Service Initiatives
- Leadership Communication
- Public Relations for Colorado organizations/projects
- Strategic Planning & Partnering Session Facilitation
- Teambuilding Facilitation
- Professional Writing Services
- SEO and Social Media Consulting
- Video Interviews & Production
Laura (Benjamin) Lollar Professional Bio
Laura (Benjamin) Lollar is Principal, Communicate Colorado LLC, a veteran-owned communication consulting company near Colorado Springs. For over 20 years, she has worked with organizations that strive to have a productive, profitable impact and constructive impact on their customers, co-workers, constituents, vendors and members. Laura has led public information, customer service and communication projects for Fortune 50 companies, trade associations, independent businesses, non-profits, government agencies and the U.S. Military. She has facilitated partnering, planning and teambuilding sessions, spoken and trained groups of 5-500 throughout the U.S., Germany, Canada and Great Britain.
Laura’s clients have included the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Paint Brush Hills Metropolitan District, the U.S. Army, Spectranetics, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Meeting Professionals International (MPI), Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), ProRodeo Hall of Fame and Cabela’s, among many others. Her work has been featured on television, radio, in newspapers and trade magazines. Laura has been a commencement speaker for colleges and universities as well as a guest lecturer on leadership and interpersonal communication for graduate and undergrad students.
Laura is creator of the CARLA Concept™ Communication Model, also used in change management and issue resolution efforts. She was a contributing author on interpersonal communication for Safety, Health and Asset Protection Management Essentials (CRC Press). In 2018/2019, she will release a number of books, including Wildfires of Change: How to Rebound and Rise from the Ashes (Pinehurst Press). Laura is an opinion writer, blogger and podcast/radio guest on women’s leadership issues, wildfire survivors and the Colorado outdoors.
Earlier in her career, Laura was a Customer Service and Sales Team Manager at Current Inc. with a team of 100+ employees. As a Senior Human Resources Specialist at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), she 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).
As a volunteer, Laura was President of the Colorado Springs Society for Human Resources Management and served on the boards of the National Speakers Association Colorado Chapter and Pikes Peak Council of the Boy Scouts of America. She also supported 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 for the Colorado Frontrange.
Inspired by losing her home and business in Colorado’s Black Forest Wildfire, Laura launched WildfireSurvivors.com where she publishes tips to help survivors through the recovery process. Laura is also owner, Cabin Mama LLC, a humor blog and gift card company at CabinMama.com.
Laura and her husband, Doug, live in Black Forest near Colorado Springs. They love to hike, hunt, camp, ski and explore beautiful Colorado. They are owned by one very spoiled cat.