Laurie Cozart MBA, MCC, MCNLP
Speaker, Executive Coach and Strategic Interventionist
I have a vivid memory of the first time I “coached ” someone, I was five years old. My older brother Ray, who was 8 at the time, was being bullied at school. I remember not having any idea what to say so I just listened to him and let him share his feelings and told him what a great big brother he was.
This theme of being able to hold space for others and listen as they work through their problems and issues became a passion in my life. Complete strangers would tell me their life stories in supermarkets and at the mall. People sought me out to use as a sounding board where they could be heard on a deeper level and discuss their challenges, successes, and values.
As an executive and leadership coach, I have been incredibly blessed to be in a position to help others step into their fullest potential and witness the transformational magic that happens when someone is living within their values, is passionate, and takes action towards fulfilling their dreams and life goals. The clients I have had the honor to coach and train have inspired me to do more and be more.
Laurie’s Professional Background
Laurie Cozart is a highly sought-after leadership and organizational development speaker, instructor, and executive coach. She has developed, instructed leadership and management programs for UC Davis Extension and is an instructor and mentor coach for The UC Davis “Professional Coaching for Life and Work” Coach Certification Program. She is a recipient of the UC Davis “Outstanding Service Award” for “Inspiring a World of Learning”. She is the founder and CEO of Brain Squared Solutions Inc. a company committed to using science to help unlock extraordinary leadership. Laurie is a Master Certified Coach (MCC) and in the top 5% in the world of her profession. Laurie is the President of the Sacramento, CA chapter of the International Coaching Federation (ICF). Laurie is also the Founder and Executive Director of the Mind2Lead Institute of Professional Coaching.
Laurie has developed and facilitated training programs and keynotes for major universities, Fortune 500 corporations and large national conferences, with a keen focus on using research-based neuroscience in practical application.
Laurie is also an accomplished TV and Film actor and brings that unique awareness to leadership; helping public and corporate professionals prepare for leadership, career advancement and presentations, and public appearances. Laurie has appeared in over 200 National TV and Web Commercials and has been a featured host on Shop NBC. Laurie has been featured in Smart Money Magazine, More Magazine, and on Care.com, addressing the current issues of women in leadership
Laurie has an MBA in Leadership and Management is a graduate of the Neuroleadership Institute and a graduate of Coach Training Alliance, a graduate of the Academy of Leadership Coaching and NLP, and is a certified Robbins-Madanes Strategic Interventionist. She has served on the Board of Directors of A Hand-Up Coaching, See Forward and Compassion is Fashion. Laurie is also a mentor coach and coach supervisor for the International Coaching Federation (ICF).