Upcoming Events

May 26

Sip and Support

Join us for a virtual casual connection with the beverage of your choice!

May 28

Virtual Speaker Series: Put Your Dream Glasses On!: Travel Planning in the Pandemic hosted by Linda Caso and Tresa Reed

Join us for our weekly virtual programming. This week will be hosted by Linda Caso and Tresa Reed!

Jun 16

Lexington Leadership Luncheon - June 16th

We look forward to seeing everyone at this NAWBO luncheon with Speaker Adriane Polyniak!

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Lexington Showcase - September 15

September 15, 2020
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
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Combining the knowledge, networks, and expertise of our diverse membership, our board of directors, and our staff, NAWBO Kentucky works to create innovative and effective changes in the business culture. Join us at our Lexington Showcase to learn more! More details coming soon.

“Compassionate Leadership: Getting to the Heart of What Matters”

How do you go from thinking you are at the top of your game to being completely disconnected? From having it all to realizing your grasping at thin air? I was in my ideal role with a great company, financially secure, and garnered the professional recognition other executives could only dream of. Yet, underneath my seemingly joyful driven exterior, I felt empty and lost. I was a fraud. How did I end up here?

Laura Leaton has a natural gift for helping individuals discover their inner strengths and use those strengths to achieve personal and professional success. She is an expert in sales, Leadership Development Training, and personal performance coaching.  What began as a successful stint coaching Division I Collegiate Women’s Volleyball, led her to an accomplished 17-year career with a competitive global Fortune 500 company. During her tenure, she successfully held Sales Training, Sales Management, Sales Director and Executive Coaching roles and ultimately Executive Director of Leadership Development where she coached managers, emerging leaders and individual contributors throughout the company. 

Laura has spent her entire career, leading high performing teams, and supporting individuals in achieving their goals.  After much reflection into her own leadership journey, she has cultivated an intense devotion to promoting the power of compassion in the workplace. She has a reputation for employing a personal, dynamic approach to affecting change. She is recognized as an energetic leader, strong motivator, noteworthy communicator, powerful speaker, and soon to be the author of the book “Compassionate Leadership: Getting to The Heart of What Matters.” 

Laura is an Executive Coach, Transformational Leadership Coach, Trainer, and Speaker. She is the owner of Focal Point Business Coaching and Training, and Anchored Elements Coaching, LLC. Laura grew up in Los Angeles, CA. and now resides in Louisville, KY, with her wife Beth, 3 dogs and 2 cats. She is a dedicated volunteer and mentor at Downs Syndrome of Louisville, loves to travel and enjoys all things outdoors. 


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