Once called a “secret weapon” by a corporate executive, Laura is a communication expert with over 20 years of experience. As a high-stakes presentation specialist, she has trained clients across a wide variety of industries, including business executives from Olympus Corporation, Dell, Tempur-Sealy, Bank of America, and Blue Cross Blue Shield. Laura’s clients call on her when they want to make the complex simple, the invisible visible, and create dynamic presentations that truly connect with the listeners.
Laura Mathis is an admired speaker and communication coach with over 20 years of experience. She has taught all forms of communication skills, from high-stakes presentations, handling nervousness, content organization, and corporate storytelling. She is a sought-after keynote speaker, from executive retreats to her 2012 TEDx talk with over 140,000 views.
As an Executive Communication Coach at The Speech Improvement Company, she offers private coaching and group workshops to a wide range of clients and industries. Laura focuses on understanding each client’s specific message, the listeners, generating dynamic content, and allowing her clients to convey their ideas more effectively.
Laura has created customized curriculum for all areas of communication, including business critical presentations, corporate humor and storytelling, running productive meetings, situational leadership, thinking on your feet, how to be persuasive, content and message development, non-verbal communication, conquering a fear of speaking, preparing conference speakers, mastering question and answer sessions, TED-style talks, use of visual aids, and team presentations.
Laura is a published author with the American Bar Association. Her book, Acting Skills for Lawyers, incorporates style and presence with persuasive argument skills for maximum impact before a judge or jury.
As a coach, Laura brings an insightful, engaged, and dynamic approach, inspiring executives to more effectively craft their message, engage listeners with their unique story and encourage the listener into action. She takes pride that her coaching improves careers and makes a long-term impact on her client’s growth and advancement.
Laura has successfully coached individuals and teams at Olympus Corporation, Dell Inc, Gap Inc, Tempur-Sealy, Bank of America, AON, Aveda, UPS, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Wyndham, and more. In the last 20 years, she has supported various industries including manufacturing, technology, banking, government, insurance, healthcare, law firms, commercial real estate, architecture and design, and executive organizations.
In addition to coaching, Laura is a keynote speaker and presenter, having shared her knowledge with economic development groups, executive women organizations, company retreats, training sessions, networking groups, professional development seminars, and graduation ceremonies.
Laura is a patient volunteer at Heart to Heart Hospice, and a member of the Dell Children’s Trust, supporting specific projects at Dell Children’s
Laura received her degree in Theatre and Drama Studies from the University of Toronto in Toronto Canada. She has kept her knowledge sharp with continued education from the National Speakers Association, Women Communicators of Austin, The Second City Conservatory Program in Chicago, Media Training and Crisis Communication, Executive Women International, and the Association for Women in Communication.
C-level executives and groups trained
Organizations where Laura has conducted in-house workshops
Years of in-depth communication and coaching experience