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Laurie D. Battaglia | Keynote Speaker, Author, Leadership Expert, Workplace Culture Expert

Thought Leader, Writer, Speaker, and Transformer of people, cultures and workplaces, Laurie is CEO of Aligned at Work® in Scottsdale, AZ. Having spent 35+ years developing people in corporate environments, Laurie discovered ways to engage team members, build trust quickly, and align them with goals to create happy and high performing workplaces. Laurie is the creator of the Aligned at Work® Model, which combines the Success Factors of Vocation, Relationships, Finances, Wellbeing, and Spirit into an integrated work/life model that brings humanity back to the workplace. She identified these factors in the thousands of leaders and team members with whom she worked as a leadership and organization development expert in the field of banking and finance. Her book “Aligned Workplaces: Integrating Life and Work – A Practical Guide for Leaders and Teams” walks team members through the model, then provides helpful Team Leader Guides for running meetings about the 5 Success Factors. Laurie spent the last half of her 35+ year corporate career working for some of the nation’s largest investment and banking companies. Most recently, she was Vice President for Wells Fargo in Phoenix, where she managed multiple teams of Learning and Development and Communications Professionals. Laurie is a former leadership development facilitator for Vanguard, the nation’s largest mutual fund company. Laurie has an MS in Organizational Development and Leadership from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and a BS in Organizational Leadership from Eastern University in PA. She is a Professional Certified Coach and Master Practitioner for the Energy Leadership Index®, an assessment tool that measures types of energy and thought, and how it shows up in people’s lives, work, and relationships. She uses the Myers Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI) and Everything DiSC® to increase leaders’ self-awareness and diagnose team interactions. Her work with leaders and teams is based on the Drexler Sibbet Team Performance Model® and 5 Behaviors of a Cohesive Team®. She is a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners, ELLEVATE Network, the International Coach Federation, the National Speakers Association, and the Arizona Organization Development Network. She is an active volunteer and leadership facilitator with Hope’s Crossing in Phoenix, a non-profit designed to help at-risk women to become healthy and whole. Keynote & Workshop Topics: • Aligned Leaders: 5 Secrets to Attract the Best Talent and Create a Thriving Workplace Culture Audience: Leaders of People Aligned Leaders bring humanity to the workplace. Using the Aligned at Work® model, leaders learn first about themselves, and then determine how to create a thriving workplace that attracts and retains the best people. There’s a high cost from disengaged workers, turnover, and re-hiring. You the Leader and the workplace culture you create make the difference in whether your high performers stay or go. • Aligned Allies: The Fast Track to a High Performing Team Audience: Leaders of People Part of being a leader of people is bringing team members into alignment to accomplish common goals. You choose the best people, expanding your team with high hopes. Sometimes teams come together with little effort and sometimes they don’t. There are ways to accelerate your team to high performance, fast! You’ll learn the phases that people go through when they join a team, and how to build a strong team that works together synergistically. • Aligned at Work®: 5 Secrets to Love What You Do—For Life! Audience: Women and Men in the Workplace When you are Aligned at Work®, your career represents who you are and what you embody. When you align, you integrate head, heart, and soul to create the career that is happy, healthy, and energized. Build and strengthen your personal brand at work and create a career where values and vocation align. Aligned at Work® brings together vocation, relationships, finances, wellbeing and spirit. • Aligned for the Future: Creating a Workplace Where Everyone Belongs Audience: Leaders of People; Women and Men in the Workplace Today’s diverse workplaces include people of all nationalities, backgrounds, experiences, genders, generations, and more. How do you create an environment where everyone thrives? This keynote or workshop examines the latest statistics on factors that affect us at work, while providing realistic tactics for including everyone in the conversation. Leaders make the difference in people feeling like they belong in your team or workplace. • Drama At Work: What Role Do You Play? Audience: Women and Men in the Workplace Feel like you’re stuck and angry at life? Doing things for everyone except yourself? Learn about the seven ways you can think about life and work. Wouldn’t it be great to understand where the drama comes from and make a plan to minimize or eliminate it? Anabolic people have the ability to motivate and inspire themselves and others to do extraordinary things. They positively lead their lives and impact others. Catabolic people spend their energy constantly reacting to their circumstances with worry, fear, doubt, anger, and guilt. Which one are you? • Aligned for Promotion: 7 Traits that Get Some People Promoted While Others Plateau Audience: Women and Men in the Workplace Some of us enter the workforce with degrees and leadership experience from college and high school and are on the fast track to promotion. And some of us start our careers in entry level positions and get identified (or not) for our potential. Along the way, some move forward while others plateau. Ever wonder why that happens, and what to do about it? Let’s talk about seven things that get in the way of promotions and find out how you can create your future!


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3 Reviews
Andrea Brundage Professional Organizer
"salt of the earth."

I met Laurie Battaglia at a women's conference in 2012. From the moment we were introduced, I knew that Laurie was the "salt of the earth." Laurie carries her honesty and integrity as a badge of honor. Not only is she highly accomplished in the corporate training world but she is also a Certified Coach. "Living The Dream Coaches," which she co-owns with her husband, Joe, further demonstrates her skill set and her eagerness to be a resource to those who are ready to move to the next level in their lives, their businesses, and their relationships. If you are ready to get unstuck in any of those areas, call Laurie & Joe.

February 2019

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Wes Ehrecke
This is to recommend Laurie Battaglia ...

This is to recommend Laurie Battaglia as a well-qualified professional for your next presentation need. Laurie was the 2016 keynote presenter, plus took a lead role in creating and working with the facilitators for four breakout sessions at our 2016 Iowa Women Leaders in Gaming Summit. (IWLG). Her “9 Leadership Power Tools to Advance Your Career” theme was very pertinent and informative. In both the large and smaller interactive group settings, her expertise in workplace and leadership topics, ability to engage an audience and train the facilitators was very evident and resonated well in the majority of the evaluations.

February 2019

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JT Driscoll
an incredible resource...

Laurie and Aligned At Work is an incredible resource for Arizona businesses! As a business owner I understand the value of having all members of a team pointed in the same direction. Laurie helps companies with strategy sessions, retreats, leadership training and much more. If you are interested in investing into the culture and effectiveness of your team I suggest you contact Laurie to see how she can help.

February 2019

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