If you’re an events organizer and are interested in inviting me to speak at your luncheon, workshop, conference, or weekend retreat, please use the contact page.


For book clubs, I'm available via FaceTime, Skype, or Zoom to interact with your group and answer questions about my publications.

Clients & Venues Include

Boise State University • Idaho Writers Guild • Nonfiction Authors Association • Infinity Foundation • Hewitt Associates • World Citizen • The Present Moment • The Llama Foundation • Andrus Center for Public Policy • Soulful Prairies • UW-Madison Writers' Institute • Edmonds Arts Commission—Write on the Sound • ModernWell • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Following is a brief video clip of me presenting Choice Architecture: How to Stick With Good Habits Even When Your Willpower is Gone at the Andrus Center for Public Policy's Women and Leadership Conference at Boise State University.

“The way Laurie energized and captivated the audience at the retreat center was magical. From the moment she started speaking, and throughout her often hilarious yet compelling presentation, she held us in the palm of her hand. It felt like she had known the audience for a long time because she connected with us so well.” —ALISON ELLIOT, author of Hot Flashes, Cool Wisdom

“Laurie is a great speaker, high-energy and impact, funny and firm. She knows how to get an audience’s attention and keep it so they can grow personally and professionally.” —CRISTEN IRIS, developmental editor, book collaborator, coach, literary matchmaker, and author manager


“Laurie is a dynamic, entertaining, thought-provoking speaker. She knows her stuff.” —CHRIS NORBURY, award-winning author of the Matt Lanier series


“As present and uplifting as I had imagined, I enjoyed Laurie’s warm style, approachability, sense of humor, and Zen-Buddhist lens. By the end of the retreat, I was brimming over, wishing that every aspiring author I know could have been there to share in the experience.” —DIANE PERRY, aspiring author