I use my unique background in business & social work to equip audiences to do the “head work” & “heart work” to succeed in business and in life. My specialties include topics on business success and leadership development within organizations. My engaging communication style allows me to lead my audience on a path of learning and self-discovery. I'm available for keynotes, workshops, retreats, and team building activities.
Understanding Work Styles
Cultivating an A+ Team
SMALL BUSINESS TOPICS:
Confidence in Business
Package Your Expertise for Profit
The Power and Profit in Partnership
Conquer the Day! Productivity System
Laura Knights provided a series of leadership training sessions for AmeriCorps members which were very insightful and beneficial ranging from communication and conflict resolution skills, problem-solving and decision-making skills, to goal setting and core values.
We will definitely request Laura Knights to be a returning mentor for our incoming AmeriCorps members!!
Response from Laura E. Knights, LCSW:
Thank you so much for your kind words, Marta! It was a pleasure working with you and your Members. I look forward to our continued partnership!
Laura Knights brings to the table the knowledge and guidance to help organizations build leadership skills in their teams. Laura has facilitated several trainings and events for us at the UIC Center for Literacy. She takes the time to speak with you about your organization needs, challenges, goals and helps build a plan to get you where you need to be. Her strengths include the ability to bring out effective communication, dealing with difficult conversations and decisions that will ultimately develop your teams and get your organizations on track. Thanks to Laura our team of 80+ was able to reflect and build on their communication styles, set goals for their individual programs, and reflect on how we all contribute to the success of the organization. This year Laura helped us build our professional development plans, improve transparency, and even helped us through building a wellness committee. Laura is invested in making sure her clients succeed and takes the time to schedule calls and in-person meetings to hold you accountable for the goals set.
Response from Laura E. Knights, LCSW:
Ruby, it’s always a pleasure to work with you and your team. Thank you for these kind words! I look forward to future opportunities to partner with the UIC Center for Literacy.
I loved the information and the way Laura presented it. She had some technical difficulties (PowerPoint projector) but she was so well prepared that she hardly missed a beat. That is the true test of someone who really knows their topic.
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Laura E. Knights, LCSW is an author, speaker, and life & business strategist that has been developing personal and professional development programs for the last 15 years. Her expertise and background in both business and as a licensed clinical social worker, uniquely equip her to teach others how to deal with both the "head work" and "heart work" required to succeed in business and in life.
As a life and business strategist, she helps service-provider entrepreneurs package their expertise for profit to increase their confidence, clarity, and cash flow. As executive coach and leadership development trainer, Laura connects with various corporate audiences to inspire them, strengthen their leaders and teams, and find common ground to lead them on a path of learning and self-discovery.
Laura received her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration and Graduate Certificate in Non-profit Management from Washington University in St. Louis. She obtained her Master’s in Social Work from DePaul University, and has a clinical social work license in the State of Illinois. She is the Founder of the Dream Builders Mastermind Circle, a coaching and mastermind group for women business owners. She is a co-author of The Power & Profit in Partnership: An Actionable Guide to Help Solopreneurs Grow Their Business Through Joint Ventures, author of the Destined D.I.V.A. Christian devotional series, and a contributing author to The Entrepreneur Within book series. Additionally, she is the Principal Strategist for Knights Consulting Group, an employee engagement consultancy that assists corporations with team and leadership development.
Laura has always had a passion for inspiring individuals to discover their talents, unleash their full potential, and walk in their destiny. She has spoken to audiences ranging from 20 to
300 people. Her encounters with others through her speaking, training, and coaching, have been described as transformational, enlightening, life changing, and "an answer to prayer." Her engaging, fun, and down-to-earth communication style allows her to connect with her audience to find common ground, and to lead them on a path of learning and self-discovery.
For her work, she has been featured in JET Magazine, Rolling Out Magazine, WGN TV &
Radio, WVON Radio, and WCIU’s You and Me This Morning Show (Chicago). Learn more about Laura
and her work at www.lauraeknights.com.
Past Booked Events
|August 17, 2018 • 9:00am - 1:00pm||Vision Mapping Speaker at University|
|August 08, 2018 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Work-Life Balance Lunch-n-Learn Speaker|
|August 04, 2018 • 9:00am - 1:00pm||Women's Business Event Speaker|
|July 11, 2018 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Work-Life Balance Lunch-n-Learn Speaker|
|July 07, 2018 • 9:00am - 1:00pm||Women's Business Training Speaker|
|June 23, 2018 • 9:00am - 1:00pm||Dream Builders Speaker|
|June 08, 2018–June 10, 2018 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm||Women's Business Retreat Speaker|
|June 06, 2018 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Corporate Event|
|June 06, 2018 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Work-Life Balance Lunch-n-Learn Speaker|
|May 24, 2018 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Virtual Workshop-Package Your Expertise|
|May 19, 2018 • 9:00am - 12:00pm||Women's Business Event Speaker|