Laura Mindek has expertise in aligning customer needs, business goals, and employee effectiveness for start-up to Fortune 500 companies. She has launched successful change, high-performance and talent management systems for businesses in the U.S. and globally. Laura has provided noticeable value to American Express, AT&T, Chase, J. M. Huber, Merrill Lynch, Sony, and Reuters. She has a track record of introducing profit-generating change and talent management processes in both hierarchical and flat organizations. As an external consultant, Laura has over 10 years of experience advising and coaching executives and high potentials through leadership challenges such as M&A’s, downsizing, venture capitalist buyouts, rapid growth, recessions and global challenges.
As a specialist in people performance, Laura develops and implements dynamic global leadership, talent and learning systems, such as succession planning, leadership development programs, talent mobility, performance management and development processes based on both leadership and technical competencies. She regenerates core functions such as Finance, Regulatory, Supply Chain, Marketing and HR, and increases their contributions to people engagement, development and performance through change.
Through team facilitation, system design, project management, needs assessments, audits and motivating workshops, Laura creates innovative cultures that have a dramatic, positive impact on the bottom line. She integrates strategy, values/vision, and competency development in practical tools, methodologies, and web based templates to align clients around the globe.
Laura loves riding in hot air balloons, vacations in the Adirondacks with her husband, reads five books a week, and knows how to plate a gourmet meal. She works in the NYC metro area, has a laptop and travels.
Laura can be contacted through her website mindshiftsolutions.com or by email.
“Laura is a thought leader and an expert’s expert in people performance. She inspires executives and teams to think differently to execute their goals. They also sa, she is one of those rare people that turns work into fun.”
~ Robert Nesbit, Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, USI Holdings Corporation
Robert Nesbit - Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, USI Holdings Corporation
“I came to Laura to create the talent management architecture for USI and achieved a culture change of performance and talent management. Laura is very easy to work with and I found her innovative, pragmatic and expert solutions to be spot on. People say she gets things done because teams are motivated by her coaching leadership style."
Robert Lazer - Former Executive Director, HR Programs and Employee Relations, Telcordia Technologies
“Having known Laura professionally for more than twenty years and her high level of professionalism and expertise, I brought her into a high tech corporate environment as the cornerstone of a C-level coaching initiative, where she not only made a significant difference in her clients, but those around them as well. More recently, I have employed Laura in an institution of higher education to coach high potential senior administration staff. She has been highly successful in impacting the performance and careers of these individuals.The methodology she uses focuses on creating future success rather than changing past weaknesses. The executives she works with "get it"."
Ann Marie Morris - Vice President of Organizational Development and Training, Interpublic Group
“Be known for your footprints and not fingerprints.” – Anonymous
“Whoever Anonymous is, they must have known Laura Mindek. The footprint Laura left at IPG was impressive. Working with the Weber Shandwick businesses, she created common language and tools around competencies and culture. These became the cornerstone that helped support merging over 20 of their offices into one organization. Soon after I joined Weber Shandwick, we announced a shared services platform with 18 other IPG agencies. The only way our OD function could support this was by using the platform Laura created. It was apparent that Laura’s hard work and vision created the foundation and cultural commitment to the vision, values and business drivers made a difference to how we managed the P&L and how we managed our people issues. Following her was like having big shoes to fill but thankfully she left an impressive footprint to follow.”