In 1997, Laura Lollar (formerly Laura Benjamin) launched a training, coaching and consulting company providing training and coaching for organizations worldwide. After 20+ years in business, her company, Communicate Colorado LLC now primarily serves clients throughout the state of Colorado. Are you looking for:
- interactive training classes or professional speaker services?
- business or communication skills coaching?
- social media, blogging or SEO classes/coaching?
- facilitator services for strategic planning or partnering meetings?
If so, please contact me and let’s discuss how I can help you!
Laura Lollar (formerly Laura Benjamin) is Principal, Communicate Colorado LLC, a Veteran-owned, Better Business Bureau A+ Accredited Business coaching, training and facilitation company near Colorado Springs, Colorado. For over 20 years, Laura has worked with clients throughout Colorado, the U.S., Canada, Germany and Great Britain.
As a member of the International Association of Facilitators (IAF), Laura has facilitated partnering meetings, strategic planning sessions, teambuilding and interactive trainings for groups from 5 to 500. She has coached independent business owners, frontline leaders and Executive Directors. Her clients include Colorado Department of Transportation, Paint Brush Hills Metropolitan District, the U.S. Army, Spectranetics, Partners in Housing, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and Cabela’s, among many others.
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, she will release Wildfires of Change: How to Rebound and Rise from the Ashes and Cabin Mama Stories (Pinehurst Press).
Laura’s work has been featured on television, radio, in newspapers and trade magazines. She has been a keynote commencement speaker for colleges and universities as well as a guest lecturer on careers, leadership and communication skills for graduate and undergrad students.
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.
Laura served seven years active duty as a paralegal in the United States Air Force. During that time, she earned a USAF Commendation Medal and Marksmanship Medal. Laura attended the Non-commissioned Officers Leadership School and volunteered on the Base Honor Guard Team, which provided 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, Junior Achievement, 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.
Laura lives in Black Forest near Colorado Springs, Colorado. In 2013, the Black Forest Wildfire destroyed her historic cabin home and business inspiring her to publish WildfireSurvivors.com and a humor blog at CabinMama.com. Laura and her husband Doug married in 2017. They love to camp, hike, hunt and explore beautiful Colorado. Laura is also a mom, gramma and is owned by one very spoiled cat.