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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

Credit Unions

12.8.22 | 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.

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…
How to Ask Your Manager for Feedback

How to Ask Your Manager for Feedback

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In a recent leadership program session, I was sharing strategies and tools for providing feedback to employees when one of the participants asked me a common question: How do I ask my manager for feedback? This leader said her vice president rarely gives feedback on her performance, and she is often left wondering how she is doing. This is not surprising, since one of the top reasons employees leave organizations is not getting meaningful feedback…
How to Turn Your Inner Critic into Your Inner Coach

How to Turn Your Inner Critic into Your Inner Coach

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The first presentation I ever gave in my career was as the assistant director of human resources, and my vice president asked me to prepare a presentation for the Board of Directors. I had very little experience presenting—especially to ten successful board members who had decades more work experience than me. The week leading up to the meeting, I felt sick and anxious every day. During the presentation, I could feel my face get flushed…