Introduction

About Me

Do you feel pushed and pulled in all directions?
Do you find that once you complete one task, 3 more pop up to replace it?
Do you ever feel so busy that you don’t even have time to delegate?

The truth is chaos does not have to be a way of life.

Hi, my name is Laura Rose. I am a speaker and author. My background is in time and project management.

I help busy professionals and entrepreneurs create effective systems so that they can comfortably delegate to others, be more profitable and have time to enjoy life even if they don’t have time to learn new technology or train their staff. I have a knack for taking big ideas and converting them into smart, sound, and actionable ideas.

At the end of the day, I give people peace of mind.

Business Description

Do you feel pushed and pulled in all directions?
Do you find that once you complete one task, 3 more pop up to replace it?
Do you ever feel so busy that you don’t even have time to delegate?

The truth is chaos does not have to be a way of life.

Hi, my name is Laura Rose. I am a speaker and author. My background is in time and project management.

I help busy professionals and entrepreneurs create effective systems so that they can comfortably delegate to others, be more profitable and have time to enjoy life even if they don’t have time to learn new technology or train their staff. I have a knack for taking big ideas and converting them into smart, sound, and actionable ideas.

At the end of the day, I give people peace of mind.

My Skills

time-management
project-management
career-development
professional-development
personal-development
work-life-balance-strategies
career-success
effectiveness
corporate-exit-strategist
time-managment
software-project-management
entrepreneur
product-management
team-leadership
change-management
sdlc
team-building
testing
requirements-analysis
corporate-law
business-efficiency
operational-efficiency
choreography
west-coast-swing
line-dancing
social-partner-dancing
motivational-speaking
process-improvement
business-coaching
business-analysis
program-management
business-process-improvement
coaching
training
integration
agile-methodologies
executive-coaching
quality-assurance
leadership
workshop-facilitation
business-process
consulting
leadership-development
software-development
management-consulting
business-intelligence

Profile Questions

What do you like most about your profession?

I enjoy learning about the who, what, when and how by clients run their business. I enjoy learning where they want to go with their business. And then knowing the right steps they can take to get there.

Describe a recent client engagement or project.

One client was having a hard time defining their product funnel. I then worked with them to help create a Big Picture Vision. They were getting great feedback on one course that they taught -- and they loved doing that course. They wanted their clients to take this same course over and over again - so they not only learned it but lived it. So I helped them convert this 1-Course into a Beginners, Advanced and Expert level. I also create a Certification Program in which clients could be licensed to teach this program. Given this Bigger Picture Vision "unstuck" my client and gave my client a great road-map in which they were able to flow smoothly to success.

What are 3 attributes you need to be successful in your industry?

Regardless of what industry or field my clients are in - I am able to successfully help with their business processes, strategies, solutions, and systems. I am successful because I: 1) Recognize and appreciate that my clients are experts in their area. Therefore, I don't need to be an expert in their area. I just listen to where they are today and where they want to be in the future. 2) I am an expert in connecting the dots in a way that works for them. 3) I often use their current tools and systems to get them to their next level. I find the minimum steps (from where they currently are) that they really need to take to get them to their next level. 4) I focus on the minimum requirements to get them to success. I keep their ROI, time and effort in mind at all time. 5) I clearly keep in mind the contract's expectations with frequent reviews and evaluations throughout the contract length.

How are you different than others in your profession?

I am different because, in my business solutions and strategies, I do not push a specific tool or strategy. I work within the tools and processes that the business is already familiar with. If they don't have a tool or process already in place - I advise a set that best fits their team and personalities (versus pushing one product).

Work/Experience

client at Genius Movement Makers

January 2014 - January 2014
Business Solutions and Strategist Consultant

Business Process Consultant at Inspire and Rose Coaching

July 2011 - Present
Focus on Business and Efficiency Coaching.

The Senior Consultant will be a subject matter expert in the field of Process Improvement and will perform the following job duties:


Works closely with the client to analyze both operational processes and financial metrics to assess project opportunities that positively impact the financial performance of the client business

Leads complex projects that may include manufacturing and/or transactional processes and environments.

Drives projects to completion on a timely basis with validated results.

Provides consultation to clients on approach, and methodologies to improve performance of systems and processes.

Establishes sustainment tools and systems to enable stability and incremental improvement beyond the projects.

Supports clients by acting as an authority in performance improvement initiatives development.

Provides Lean training, facilitate Kaizen Events and provide follow-up to drive operational improvements

Mentors and coaches others in the use of Lean tools on assessments, operational analysis and implementation of lean methods

Supports the firm's activity in developing new business and developing intellectual property.

Dance Instructor and owner at Dance4Fun

January 2009 - January 2013

Dance Instructor at Dance4Fun

January 2005 - January 2010
Social partner dance instructor - Dance4Fun covers various dances such as: East Coast Swing,, West Coast Swing, Salsa, Mambo, Cumbia, Bachata, Merengue, Nightclub 2-step, Country 2-Step, Blues and various Line Dances.

We also conduct various Weight Loss Movement and Dance Class for various institutes and health organizations.

We also incorporate Line Dancing into corporate team building events and programs.

We also choreograph for weddings, school events, talent shows and special occasions.

Program manager at IBM

September 2003 - May 2009
Highly driven with strong consultative and advisory skills. Excels at client issues and quality processes to improve business effectiveness and maximize the use of technology. Coaches teams on innovative and reasonable quality standards that influenced revenue, reduced time to market and increased customer satisfaction.

EXPERIENCE
IBM RATIONAL SOFTWARE, Raleigh NC 2003 – Present
Customer Advocate & Product Manager
* Devised an “Iterative Testing” process which was adopted by many IBM internal organizations as their agile testing process.
* Established and sustained two parallel Design Partner Programs for several IBM product groups.
* Championed early customer involvement programs for the Rational Software Quality organization.
* Oversaw bi-annual Voice of the Client Events of over 360 users.
* Advised support groups and field technical resources as well as the product development teams with regard to client perspectives and comments.
* Drove the use of client scenarios and use cases early into the design process for early user experience focus.
* Focused on maximizing business opportunities through patent inventions.
* Reviewed and voted on patent disclosures as an IBM patent review board member.

PUBLICATIONS AND PATENTS

* Published and presented several project and process articles for the internet, conferences and magazines. Full list of articles available upon request.
* Hold several patents on automating test and quality processes. Full list patents available upon request.

Quality Assurance manager at IBM

March 1998 - March 2003
Managed and build a team of Software engineers to test the Rational product line.

Quality Assurance manager at Rational Software, SQA

January 1998 - January 2008
Managed 12 test and software engineers. Verified and audit the progress and quality of the automated testing products that we delivered. Consistently delivered on-time and quality products that met and exceeded expectations.

Owner and Founder at Rose Coaching

January 1943 - Present
I help busy business owners create effective systems so that they can comfortably delegate to others, be more profitable and have time for the things they really love to do - even though they do not have the time to learn new technology or train their staff. I have a knack for turning big ideas into on-time and profitable projects. I transform the way you run your business into a business you love to run.

Owner and Founder at Rose Coaching

January 1943 - Present
I help busy business owners create effective systems so that they can comfortably delegate to others, be more profitable and have time for the things they really love to do - even though they do not have the time to learn new technology or train their staff. I have a knack for turning big ideas into on-time and profitable projects. I transform the way you run your business into a business you love to run.

Owner and Founder at Rose Coaching

January 1943 - Present
I help busy business owners create effective systems so that they can comfortably delegate to others, be more profitable and have time for the things they really love to do - even though they do not have the time to learn new technology or train their staff. I have a knack for turning big ideas into on-time and profitable projects. I transform the way you run your business into a business you love to run.

Education

University of South Florida

Degree: BS
Field of Study: Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering

NCT4G conference

It's a SNAP presentation at NCT4G conference

It's a SNAP presentation at NCT4G conference

It's a SNAP presentation at NCT4G conference

Finding Time to Network

Branded for LIFE: Mark of a Highly Effective Professional

Certifications

IT Professional Development Toolkit - Comprehensive

Authority: Udemy

How to Get That Raise

Authority: Udemy

Publications

GoTo Academy: Tools for the GoTo Guy and Gal

Publication: Lessons Learned Subscription Series
Date: Jan 15, 2012
On-line subscription based publication delivering tools for the GoTo Guy and Gal. Modules are structured in 5 minute chunks of eBooks, videos, articles and exercises -- allowing self-study at the office during breaks. It's the answer to the "no time for career development" excuse.

Various Time Management eBooks

Publication: Zipinars eBook series
Date: Sep 15, 2011
Zipinars eBooks are no-nonsense, stripped down presentation slides with speaker notes and exercises. It condenses a 90 minute seminar into a self-paced review of the material.

TimePeace: Making peace with time

Publication: amazon.com
Date: Aug 10, 2011
Easily read story on how to make peace with time. Even though time cannot be created or stored, some people seem to have more time to do what they really want. As the story unfolds, you will discover various ways to better use your time; therefore, be at ease and at peace with it.

Location

Contact Information

Raleigh, NC

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