Laurie Maddalena is CEO of Envision Excellence, a leadership consulting firm that provides leadership development programs for managers and executives, keynote speeches, teambuilding, and leadership assessments. She is a dynamic and engaging keynote speaker who has delivered impactful presentations to leaders nationally.
Laurie is a member of the National Speakers Association (NSA) and is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), a designation earned by less than 15% of speakers worldwide. She writes a monthly online column for next generation leaders for CUES, has published articles in Credit Union Management, and is a contributing writer on leadership for The Huffington Post and CU Insight.
Laurie has been personally mentored by Jack Canfield, author of The Success Principles, and is a certified Success Principles Trainer. She has also worked directly with Brené Brown, bestselling author and researcher, and is a certified Dare to Lead facilitator.
Prior to establishing her own coaching and consulting business, Laurie served as Vice President of Human Resources/Organizational Development at Montgomery County Teachers Federal Credit Union (MCT). Under Laurie’s leadership, MCT was awarded the “Excellent Place to Work” designation by the Maryland Work~Life Alliance for seven years in a row.
Laurie earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree and a Master of Science degree in human resources/organizational development from The University of Maryland, University College. She also earned a Bachelor’s degree in speech communication from Syracuse University. In addition, Laurie holds the designation of Professional Human Resources (PHR) from the Society of Human Resources, is a certified executive coach through The Coaches Training Institute, and completed team and organizational coaching training through The Center for Right Relationship and Team Coaching International.
Laurie is certified in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, The Leadership Circle 360 degree assessment and culture survey, FIRO-Business assessment (interpersonal skills), Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode (conflict style), and EQi (emotional intelligence). She is also a certified Success Principles trainer, and mentored directly with Jack Canfield, the author of The Chicken Soup for the Soul series and The Success Principles: How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be.
Laurie lives in Maryland with her husband, Rino, and their three young children, Olivia, Luca and Clara. She is a culinary enthusiast, avid reader, cappuccino lover, and enjoys a nice glass of Cabernet.