/Laura Palmer

About Laura Palmer

Founder and Chief Mindshifter Alexandria, VA

Is this silently slowing you and your organization’s growth?

Recently, I was a guest facilitator for a small online coaching cohort for emerging women leaders. We uncovered a suprising theme that was blocking all of them from embracing transitions, which are essential to growth. And, since even mother nature is struggling to transition us (in D.C.) to spring, I thought I would share. Hopefully, this [...]

By | March 31st, 2014|Awareness, Efficiency, Leadership, Relaxation, Time Management|0 Comments

Are you Overlooking this Factor when Assessing Risk?

Back in 2004, I found myself dangling my rear off a mountain in Skagway, Alaska—my legs were shaking, and I could feel a panic attack forming in my chest as I looked over my shoulder to see that I was thousands of feet in the sky. (Big mistake to look out, although a calmer me [...]

By | February 28th, 2014|Anxiety, Awareness, Hypnotherapy, Leadership, Sports Performance|0 Comments

There’s Magic in the Cold-Don’t fight It.

Have you been grounded or at least slowed down in the last month? Perhaps a cold or flu has hit or mounds of snow have driven you inside. Across the planet, this is the theme. Yet, so many of us get frustrated or impatiently try to push through as though this was a bad thing [...]

By | January 23rd, 2014|Awareness, Efficiency, Leadership, Time Management|0 Comments

Remember: Setbacks are Illusions.

When you reflect on your 2013, do you find yourself focusing on what seem to be setbacks? As I have been reflecting on my own 2013, I see highlights of positive memories and accomplishments-ones I had never achieved previously. And, I also cringe at some personal challenges that made me feel like my life was [...]

By | December 20th, 2013|Awareness, Efficiency, Leadership, Relaxation|0 Comments

How to Stop Attracting Turkeys into Your Life and Business

I've enjoyed watching my Facebook feed gratitude posts as we prepare for Thanksgiving, a day dedicated to gratitude. They have the things we appreciate outside ourselves and our focus on all of the positive people, circumstances and things that we have in our lives covered. Adding to the list, we can be grateful for consciousness, [...]

By | November 28th, 2013|Awareness, Conflict, Efficiency, Leadership|0 Comments

Is Your “Why”-Self or Wise-Self in Control?

Some people love to ask, “How?” Others love to know, “What?” All my life, my favorite question has been “Why?” As far back as kindergarten, I can remember wondering, “Why do I need to be in school learning this stuff (math, specifically)? I’m sure I wondered it aloud and received a less than satisfactory response-my [...]

By | September 25th, 2013|Awareness, Conflict, Efficiency, Leadership|0 Comments

From Anger to Efficiency

"Whenever things don't go so well, and you want to hit the wall and yell, here's a little Dammit Doll..." I love this “Dammit Doll” I recently received as a give-away at a Her Corner Networking event. It makes light of anger and provides an alternative to acting upon the emotion. I started [...]

The shocking truth about conflict – can you really leverage conflict to grow your company?

Leaders: Do you ever feel like, “I could really move things forward if it weren’t for all those annoying people issues.” What if we told you that the very things that annoy and frustrate you could be the catalyst to huge growth for your firm? Executive Coach Tom Cooper of Brighthill Group, interviewed me for his CEO [...]

By | August 16th, 2013|Conflict, Efficiency, Hypnotherapy, Leadership|0 Comments

Stroke and Turn

My brilliant and inspirational client Gene Sanders, CEO for a major trade association, often sends candid and humorous updates to his network. Unsolicited and to my great appreciation, he's offered this one heartfelt and profound story as a guest blog post. Stroke and Turn I have many stories to tell, but the one I am [...]

Is Worry Obstructing Your Organization’s Strategy?

The first shot of a recent sunrise When an idea first emerges, it feels bright. Warmth, eternal hope, and enthusiasm swell inside your heart center. It may be the caterpillar stages of forming a business, a new program, product or service, or the next phase of your company. This source of inspiration carries [...]

By | July 3rd, 2013|Anxiety, Awareness, Efficiency, Leadership, Relaxation|0 Comments