Laura Soscia

 

Laura is an expert in crafting creative and sustainable leader and team development solutions with measurable results. Drawing on her years of experience as a senior leader in Pfizer Inc.’s industry-leading training organization, Laura brings training best practices to real-life challenges, resulting in strategies and solutions that routinely bring results beyond clients’ expectations. With years of experience in change management, Laura excels at developing and implementing plans and strategies that withstand the test of today’s fast-paced marketplace.

After graduating from the University of Georgia with a degree in microbiology, Laura began a successful sales and training career with Pfizer. As part of the Learning & Development Department’s senior leadership team, she helped run the group that was named Training Magazine’s Top Training Organization a record three times. Laura gained valuable hands-on experience in many leadership development areas, including creating a curriculum for newly hired sales representatives, developing skills-building programs for talent identified for management promotion, and coaching and preparing the organization’s top leaders to face future market challenges. Her keen eye for identifying and developing talent influenced the promotion of sales leaders and senior executives throughout the company.

An avid student of learning theory and best practices, Laura completed certifications in over a dozen top leadership development programs and trained with the prestigious Coaches Training Institute. As an independent consultant, she worked with a number of top companies, including Coca-Cola, Newell Rubbermaid, Astellas, AT&T, UCB Inc., and Discover to implement developmental programs and consult on critical business, leadership, and change initiatives.

Laura’s ability to communicate with tact and diplomacy gives clients the comfort and reassurance needed in tough situations. Her problem-solving skills have helped many executives and managers address leadership and performance management issues that were ultimately limiting performance.