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Laura Templeton

Laura Templeton

Introduce yourself to our audience. Tell us who you are and what you are currently focused on.

Hi Ellevate Sister! I'm Laura Templeton, Founder and CEO of 30 Second Success, helping business owners, professionals, and sales teams ditch the pitch and start connecting. Yes! I love helping audiences dig deep and find the words that connect with their audiences and drive more business to their door. How, you ask? As an International Speaker, Author, and Communications Coach I work with the most amazing people who just need the right formula and a bit of belief in themselves to overcome their struggle to communicate their value and connect with confidence. I am currently working on a course for the do-it yourselfers who want a step-by-step tutorial of the formula I teach to my global audiences. This formula is proven to help you craft a 30 second message that attracts more clients and gets them to want to know more about you and your work. Stay tuned for the launch announcement!

Tell us about your favorite Ellevate Network memory or success story. Why are you a member?

I love Ellevate and the many women in this community who have supported me through the years. The sisterhood has been a blessing for me as I have come to find myself in my work. From the first moment I met Margye Solomon who was sporting her flashy converse (our 1st topic of many conversations), to getting to know Tam Williams' life journey for an article I was writing for Fifty+ Magazine, to sharing vision boarding tips with Jennifer Lynn Robinson, Esq., to interviewing Lara Haycock for my 30 Second Connect Youtube series, I've learned much from the incredible women I've shared laughs and tears with. Why am I a member? It's simple...the love an support of the amazing women in Ellevate helped me realize that my possibilities are endless!

How would you define your professional mission?

My professional mission... no one should ever feel self-conscious or unsure of what to say when it's their turn to deliver their 30 second message at a networking event. With the 30 Second Success formula and a little bit of insight, no one ever will.

What are some career challenges on your radar?

Some career challenges on my radar is knowing when it's time to give into the growing pains and implement my growth strategy. Hiring contractors is one thing, knowing when it is time to hire my first employee is something I see as a challenge. I'm not quite there yet, but I am open to advice from others who have taken the leap of adding part or full-time team members.

What project have you worked on that you’re most proud of? Why?

Writing, publishing, and launching my book 30 Second Success: Ditch the pitch and start connecting! is my proudest achievement to date (besides raising 2 amazing children and being married to my best friend for more than 33 years). I look forward to many more proud moments in my career, but my first book will always be the sweetest!

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

The most rewarding part of my job is meeting incredible business owners, entrepreneurs, and professionals who feel that their soul purpose is to serve others. I feel like this is a common ideal we all share and it causes me to look for connections and opportunities to support them however I am called to do.

What legacy do you hope to leave through your work?

The legacy I hope to leave is a series of books, online courses, and trained coaches who will carry on the mission of my work.

What is your morning ritual?

Quiet time outside as the world comes to life and I pour over the word of God. Then it's off for a brisk walk with my office dog Knox followed by a bike ride or swim, then a shower before start my office work.

What would you say your personal superpower is?

M personal super power is listening. I love hearing peoples stories, understanding what they do, who they love to work with, how they serve others, and what's important to them. Being able to listen for their heart message and put it into words is a gift I am blessed to enjoy.

What is the best career advice you ever received?

The best career advice I ever received is... "When something isn't working, don't do it. When something is working, do more of that." This is the advice I received from my Financial Advisor (a very smart woman) when I was frustrated and contemplating giving up. The second best piece of advice..." The number one job of a business owner is marketing your business."

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