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Laura Erkeneff

Laura Erkeneff is the founder and CEO of Training for Techies, Inc, a training and consulting firm that offers a unique approach to developing technical talent, one that aligns technical needs with leadership and business objectives. With over 20 years experience in leadership development training, coaching and organizational development, Laura has designed successful leadership programs for professionals at all levels.

By focusing on integrating her clients' technical expertise along with leadership and business skills, she has established a proven track record for showing immediate performance improvement. Laura brings both internal company and external consulting experience to her work. Her engagements have included all aspects of organizational development, from designing and implementing global company wide training courses in leadership development and leading design teams for technical symposiums, to designing and implementing turn-key succession and technical leadership development programs. In addition, Laura has consulted with clients at all organizational levels, coaching executives with global responsibilities and organization issues, as well as technical contributors who need to integrate more fully with the business. Laura holds a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology.

Laura's partial client list has included both mid-sized and large-cap companies such as: Lam Research, Inc; National Semiconductor; Chevron; Applied Materials; Project Connections, Inc; Vodafone; CISCO; Aspect Telecommunications; PG&E; Sillicon Graphics; CMRI; Granite Construction, Inc; Dow Corning; University of California; and Motorola.

Business Trends for 2009 & Implications for Project Managers
By Laura Erkeneff
In this blog I have been asked to write about Business Trends for 2009, what is on the horizon and what it will mean to project managers. So, here’s how... Read More»

How to Survive a Layoff: A Project Plan
By Laura Erkeneff
A friend called me two days ago and announced that he, along with 600 other employees, has been laid off from the company where he's worked the last 12 years.... Read More»

Problem Solving vs. the Blame Game: PM Skills for All Leaders
By Laura Erkeneff
As an organization development professional who has designed and implemented leadership programs, training programs and change management efforts for major corporations, I am still amazed when I see very smart... Read More»

Networking as a Strategic Business Skill
By Laura Erkeneff
Many people do not like networking. In fact, for many of my friends, especially in the technology sector, you could say they hate it. For these folks, networking is at... Read More»

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