Laura Neff

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Laura joined Dorrier Underwood as a consultant and Director of Marketing in 2016, bringing expertise from both the corporate and small business worlds and a spark for life and possibility that delights friends and clients alike.

Her career began in corporate America, primarily within Bank of America (formerly NationsBank), focusing on internal strategic communications, executive and leadership communications, training and facilitation. Her specialty and passion was in simplifying the overwhelming amounts of information that bombarded employees daily, and in helping people at all levels of the organization appreciate the impact their actions had on the business and its customers.

Laura scaled the corporate ladder for more than a decade, then, following in her family's footsteps, she swung out into entrepreneurship. Over a span of 15 years, she launched and nurtured four small businesses. She co-created Charlotte, North Carolina's first urban Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program and started a jewelry design/sales business. She enjoyed a 10-year career as a leadership and executive coach, and in the midst of that work, co-founded Nourish, Charlotte's only 100 percent plant-based prepared food delivery service.

Along the way, she also taught college English, served as coach and leadership faculty for larger-scale personal and business development programs, provided keynote and other speeches at personal and business development conferences, and created and led myriad leadership workshops and retreats. She served on the board and as president for a number of years in the Charlotte chapter of the International Coach Federation.

Laura lives on the outskirts of Charlotte with her husband Robert and a shifting and beloved menagerie of three cats, two dogs, and five chickens.

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~ Willard A. Peterson
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