|Laura Stack, MBA, CSP, is a productivity expert, who helps people leave the office earlier, with less stress and more results to show for it. Laura is the president of The Productivity Pro®, Inc., a Denver-based training firm specializing in productivity improvement in high-stress organizations. She is one of a handful of professional speakers whose business focuses solely on time management and productivity topics. Since 1992, Laura has taught her original principles on improving output, lowering stress, and saving time in today’s workplaces. She is a high-energy, high-content speaker, who educates, entertains, and motivates people to improve personal productivity.
Laura holds an MBA in Organizational Management (University of Colorado, 1991), integrating the importance of productivity in business with employee retention and satisfaction. She is also the National Secretary of the National Speakers Association (NSA) and is the recipient of the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation, NSA’s highest earned designation, held by less than 10% of professional speakers worldwide. Laura is a Microsoft® Corporation spokesperson and presents in their behalf at conferences. She is a Certified Specialist in Microsoft® Office Outlook. Laura was awarded a Board Approval in Productivity Improvement from the Society for the Advancement of Consulting (SAC). Laura is truly one-of-a-kind!
Laura is the author or co-author of five books, including the bestselling book Leave the Office Earlier (Broadway Books, 2004), which was hailed as “the best of the bunch” by the New York Times and listed on the June 2004 Book Sense Business & Economics Bestseller list. Leave the Office Earlier has been published in seven countries and in five foreign languages, including Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Taiwanese, and Italian. Her works also include Find More Time (Broadway Books, 2006) and two of the popular Chicken Soup for the Soul books. Laura is featured in three audio success series with Zig Ziglar, Denis Waitley, and Brian Tracy. Her popular monthly electronic newsletter has subscribers in 38 countries.
Widely regarded as one of the leading experts in the field of employee productivity and workplace issues, she has been featured nationally on CNN, NPR, Bloomberg, CBS radio, NBC TV, WB News, the New York Times, USA Today, the WashingtonPost.com, the Chicago Tribune, SELF, Me, Working Mother magazine, Bottom Line Personal, Ladies Home Journal, Redbook, Entrepreneur magazine, Readers Digest, Cosmopolitan, Woman’s Day, and Parents magazine.
Laura draws from her background as a corporate manager, a University of Colorado instructor, CareerTrack speaker, radio talk show host, newspaper columnist, and small business owner. Her client list reads like a Who's Who of recognizable Fortune 500 companies, including Microsoft, IBM, GM, Coors, the Denver Broncos, Lockheed Martin, Lucent Technologies, Wells Fargo, Mobil, Time Warner, and VISA, plus a multitude of associations and governmental agencies.
Laura lives with her husband and three children in Denver , Colorado .