I work with entrepreneurs and C-suite executives who are feeling burned out, overwhelmed, over-worked or over stressed. I help them find a renewed desire for their work, a solution to the overwhelm, and a way to get more done in less time so their organizations flourish and so that they have more freedom to do the things they love to do with the people they love.
Someone once told me that I make things happen.
That’s true. I love to strategize, plan, organize, and get things done. In fact, those are a few of the strengths that show up on every behavior or personality assessment that I’ve ever taken.
I have worked in the nonprofit industry for over thirty years as an executive director, fundraiser, and operations director. I also have experience in the for-profit world in advertising, sales, retail, and operating a small business.
Because of my experience, I fully understand the challenges of running or owning a business. You literally do everything -- operations, human resources, finance, fundraising, and sometimes even mopping the floors.
I understand that owning and/or running a business is hard – it’s messy – and it’s unbelievable rewarding. It can also take a toll on its people, especially the person at the top.
That’s why I started coaching, so that CEOs and entrepreneurs have someone who will listen, understand, and come alongside them to help them fulfill their missions and achieve their dreams.
"The coaching and support I received from Laura at Redbud Advisory Group was life changing. Through an open, comfortable setting, Laura will start by guiding you through a list of poignant questions that sets the stage for the focus of the coaching sessions. Every week, you will tackle issues both positive and challenging as well as stretch your own expectations through assessments, and assignments. When I started this process, I was struggling. I was unhappy with the stress in my life and sick and tired of being sick and tired. This process helped me awake my true nature and self. Give yourself the gift of greater understanding, self-growth and peace. You won’t regret this decision." -Stacy M., nonprofit CEO
"When I think of people who have impacted my professional and personal life in a positive way, Laura is at the very top of my list. She is an encourager but will shoot it to you straight. She is a goal-setter but loves to have fun along the way. She is a visionary but accepts people where they are. If you are wanting to hire a facilitator for a group planning or goal-setting meeting, if you need a coach to help you harness your strengths to reach a new level, or if you need a professional who has experienced the good, the bad and the ugly in the world of nonprofit management, I highly recommend Laura Gamble." -Shannon D. ministry leader and business executive
"I met Laura in the past year while attending a local training. I had heard she was someone I needed to meet, given her experience as a leader in the non-profit sector. Over the past several weeks Laura has met with me to provide coaching and feedback. Her insight has challenged me and allowed me to see the progress I am making to be a more competent and confident leader. She has also provided me a sounding board to discuss challenges, ideas, and wins I am seeing within my own organization. I appreciate her willingness to create an avenue for non-profit leaders to gain wisdom through her experiences and expertise. I gladly recommend her to other leaders looking to grow and become the best version of themselves." -Keith H., nonprofit CEO
"Laura Gamble was critical in my journey to starting a non-profit. Having access to her lifetime of experience was invaluable in guiding my wife and I through this process. Where I am passionate about my own non-profit, I just did not want to deal with all the paperwork and Laura was eager to help me with this and make the experience as painless as possible. I highly recommend her services and if you are beginning your own non-profit journey you couldn't make a more valuable choice." -Kent H., entrepreneur and nonprofit founder
"For myself, I especially love the Vision Board Workshops she provides. It is an opportunity to personally and visually map out your dreams and desires. The space provided in these workshops enable the participants to really explore and create a vision of what they would like to see happen in their lives. Having created a vision board, Laura Gamble is then able to work with you one-on-one to help accomplish or work towards making the personal visions a reality. It is an honor to work with and to continue working with Laura Gamble." -Dana P., entrepreneur, nonprofit board member