Over 20 years ago, I launched a communication consulting, coaching and facilitation company in Colorado Springs. It’s been a joy and privilege to support clients throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. In the process, I’ve learned we all share similar goals and concerns when it comes to interpersonal or online communication. We want:
- ways to improve self-confidence when dealing with difficult people (customers, co-workers, vendors)
- better understanding of online communication tools (blogging, social media, SEO)
- what to say and how to say it when raising a difficult issue
- straight talk from people who are clear, kind and encouraging
- ways to be more personable, productive, profitable, wiser (and better looking!)
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Laura Lollar, Principal/Owner, Communicate Colorado
Laura (Benjamin) Lollar is Principal, Communicate Colorado LLC, a veteran-owned consulting, coaching, training, facilitation business near Colorado Springs. For over 20 years, Laura has worked with Fortune 50 companies, trade associations, independent business owners, non-profits, educators, government agencies and consultants throughout Colorado and the U.S.
Laura is a member of the International Association of Facilitators (IAF) and has a Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) Emerging Small Business (ESB) designtion. She has led partnering and planning sessions, teambuilding, marketing summits and interactive trainings for groups of 5-500. Laura has coached executives, business owners, frontline managers and private individuals who appreciate her ability to listen, relate, empathize, strategize and develop their talents.
A few of Laura’s clients include the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Paint Brush Hills Metropolitan District, the U.S. Army, Spectranetics, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Wells Fargo and Cabela’s, among many others.
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.
Laura is creator of the CARLA Concept™ Communication Model, also used in change management, problem solving 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 a number of books, including Wildfires of Change: How to Rebound and Rise from the Ashes (Pinehurst Press).
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 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. She rebuilt on the same site within 12 months and then compiled a PDF booklet of Wildfire Survivors Tips. Laura also writes humor at CabinMama.com. Laura and her husband, Doug, love to explore beautiful Colorado. They are owned by one very spoiled cat.
The Personal Story