Laura Camacho, PhD | Corporate Strategist | Culture Fixer | Healthy Company Culture Virtual Keynotes
Laura Mixon Camacho is a corporate strategist, trainer and culture fixer. She helps companies create a healthy culture with a better bottom line. A strong culture is one where everyone feels heard, understood and valued. Through her expertise, creative research and sense of humor, she is shaking up the traditional approach to creating healthy company cultures. Her articles are regularly featured in several publications, including Forbes, The Southern C, Lionesses of Africa and now Training Industry. Member of the Forbes Council of Coaches, Dr. Camacho was also named by The Moultrie News as a “Leading Woman in Business,” and was praised for “doing an amazing job of connecting ‘soft skills’ involving the head, the heart, with the nitty gritty technical, logical, analytical workplace we work in.” She specializes in teaching highly analytical professionals how to communicate more effectively, including all sorts of engineers, finance executives, and scientists. Her career highlights include facilitating The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People for the Stephen Covey Group in Caracas (in Spanish,) being editor of the bilingual management newsletter, Management Perspective and a writer for Business Venezuela, the publication of the Venezuelan-American Chamber of Commerce. She has a PhD in Communication Studies, specializing in political rhetoric, and an MBA. For 10 years she taught at East Carolina University and College of Charleston. She is an active board member of Charleston International Music School and a member of Charleston Digital Corridor. Laura’s recent clients include Atlas Technologies, Benefitfocus, Boles Law, Bosch, Charleston County, Charleston Water Systems, Comcast, Catch Talent, King Bean Coffee, Mayne Pharma, Medtronic, Nestle, Omatic Software, SCRA, Society of Women Engineers, Women in Industry, Women in Defense, Visiture, among others. She lives in Mt. Pleasant with husband, Ruben and is excited that her house is now child-free. When not creating juicy content or teaching, she can be found playing at the gym or chatting with their Boykin Spaniel. SPEAKING | KEYNOTES [Virtual Keynotes & In-Person Keynotes available]: ★ The Conversations That Make or Break Your Culture: When I die, I want to be remembered as a person who helped people become more cultured: heard, understood and valued. A healthy company culture, where everyone feels heard, understood and valued leads to a better bottom line. Higher culture-based profits come from lower absenteeism, higher productivity, raised levels of creativity and critical thinking, plus enhanced performance. This is even more important during this current crisis. In this brisk 1-hour, Dr. Camacho connects the dots between work conversations and culture. She spells out three “hats” leaders need to wear in order to cultivate the conversations that create a healthy culture, even in the context of uncertainty and crisis. Audience take-aways from this cutting-edge content include: + Factors driving the need for culture work + The three hats all leaders need to build culture (and they have no idea these exist!) + The precise topics of the most challenging conversations + Tools that make these conversations flow + Conversation practices of high-performing teams ★ Inzanely Good Zoom Meetings Become even more effective in video conference presentations. The foundation for this approach is the profound differences in how the human brain processes information online compared to in-person training. + Key differences in brain behavior in online meetings and presentations + Appropriate uses for Zoom tools including breakout rooms, polls, sharing content, chat, meeting controls, and whiteboards (each platform has its own version of these tools) + Technical details including microphone, camera, lighting, and background + Different non-technical tools to engage your online audience + Optimal speaking habits (meaning vocal qualities) for online meetings ★For full information on Laura's services and custom options click to her website from this profile★ ________________ Conference Experience incldues: • Society of Women Engineers Women in Industry conference, “What Introverts Bring to the Table” and “Executive Presence Secrets” March, 2020. • Veterinary Hospital Managers Association National Conference, “Get Past Your Limits with Growth Mindset” February 2020 • Charleston Area Women in Industry, "Career Hacks for Introverts" session 2019 • South Carolina Public Relations Association, " 2-hour workshop session Go Past Your Limits with Growth Mindset" 2019 • Project Management Leadership Institute, " session Communication: Make or Break Your Culture" 2019 • Women in Defense Palmetto Chapter Leadership Summit "Critical Conversations" breakout session 2018 • Women in Defense Palmetto Chapter Leadership Summit "Imaginative Networking" breakout session 2018 • Charleston Digital Corridor, "Managing Energy in Distributed Teams" session 2018 • Society of Women Engineers "Region D Personal Branding for Introverts" breakout session 2017 • Society of Women Engineers National "Design the Critical Conversation" afternoon session (3 hours) 2016 • Society of Women Engineers Region D "Business Communication Essentials" breakout session 2015
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Very fun and informative!
I really enjoyed your PM Communication 101 class, very fun and informative!
Laura Camacho's Leader Communication for Project Managers was the best workshop on communication I've ever attended -- at that's after years of working at top Silicon Valley companies including Hewlett-Packard and Sun Microsystems. The content was especially pertinent to engineers like me. She keeps you busy the whole day so there's no being bored (plus you meet interesting people.) Highly recommended.