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Laurie Maddalena is a sought-after keynote speaker and leadership trainer known for her engaging, impactful sessions that not only leave audiences inspired, but spur them into action.

When she’s not traveling the country inspiring leaders, she can be found drinking a nice glass of Cabernet with her husband, Rino, or reading Curious George to her three kids (seven and under).


Elevate Your Leadership






“I highly recommend Laurie. Her energy, passion, and approachability set her apart from other speakers”


–Jack Canfield
America’s #1 Succes Coach and author of The Success
and co-author of The Chicken Soup for the Soul series


Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence Workshop

specifically for Credit Unions

12.8.22 | 12 pm EST

leadership improvement

Leadership Detox: Re-energize and Elevate Your Leadership

specifically for Credit Unions

1.25.23 | 9am-12 pm EST

DiSC Management Profile Training

specifically for Credit Unions

2.16.23 | 9am-12 pm EST

Envision Excellence is a leadership consulting firm specializing in executive and management training, leadership assessments, emotional intelligence, teambuilding, and speaking for conferences and corporate events.

Performance Evaluation for employees

How to Write Effective, Meaningful Performance Evaluations

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Performance evaluations are one of the most dreaded practices in organizations. Employees fear them because they don't know what to expect, and managers often avoid them because they often feel ill-prepared. Evaluations take time, effort, and planning, and many managers feel they don't have the time.  When the performance evaluation process is done correctly, it can be meaningful and effective. Employees need consistent and ongoing feedback to work at their peak potential.   An important part…

6 Strategies to Deliver Impactful Presentations

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Earlier in my career, my vice president asked me to prepare and deliver a presentation to our Board of Directors on a project we were leading. I had very little experience speaking in front of people, and I was terrified.  I remember filling each PowerPoint slide with information, ready to "wow" my audience with detailed data and LOTS of bullet points. My face flushed and my voice was shaky as I delivered my presentation and…
Everyone Has a Story

Everyone Has a Story

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The past six weeks been challenging for my family. My nine-year-old son has been sick since early August, and we have been visiting several doctors. He has had several medical procedures to determine what is causing his symptoms. After several weeks of anxiety and uncertainty, he was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, an autoimmune disorder. Witnessing his pain and struggle has been very hard, and my compassion for those who have children with even more serious…