The Business Bio
Laura (Benjamin) Lollar is a Colorado Springs Facilitator and Communication Coach. She is Principal, Communicate Colorado LLC, a veteran-owned firm. For over 20 years, Laura has been a Colorado Springs facilitator for team building, strategic planning and partnering sessions. She also serves private individuals as a communication coach. Laura has worked with clients throughout Colorado, the U.S., Canada, Germany and Great Britain. Laura has coached executives, business owners, frontline managers and private individuals who appreciate her ability to listen, relate, empathize, strategize and develop their talents.
A few of Laura’s clients include Junior Achievement USA, LibDib Inc., Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Paint Brush Hills Metropolitan District, the U.S. Army, Spectranetics, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Meeting Professions International, Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), among many others.
Laura’s work has been featured on television, radio, in newspapers and trade magazines. She has been a keynote commencement speaker for colleges and universities as well as a guest lecturer on careers, leadership and communication skills for graduate and undergrad students.
Laura is creator of the CARLA Concept Communication Model, also used in issue resolution efforts and change management. She was a contributing author on interpersonal communication for Safety, Health and Asset Protection Management Essentials (CRC Press).
Earlier in her career, Laura was a Customer Service and Sales Team Manager at Current Inc. with a team of 100+ employees. As a Senior Human Resources Specialist at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), she served 2500+ faculty and staff, including deaf and hearing-impaired employees.
Laura served seven years active duty as a paralegal in the United States Air Force. During that time, she earned a USAF Commendation Medal and Marksmanship Medal. Laura attended the Non-commissioned Officers Leadership School and volunteered on the Base Honor Guard Team, which provided military honors for fallen service members and their families.
Laura holds a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities from California State University, Sacramento with graduate studies at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. Laura is a 2010 graduate of the Leadership Program of the Rockies (LPR).
As a volunteer, Laura was President of the Colorado Springs Society for Human Resources Management and served on the boards of the National Speakers Association Colorado Chapter and Pikes Peak Council of the Boy Scouts of America. She also supported the Home Front Cares, Junior Achievement, Young Women of the West and Colorado State Parks and Wildlife. Appointed by the Secretary of the Interior, Laura served two three-year terms on the Bureau of Land Management Resource Advisory Council for the Colorado Frontrange.
Laura and her husband live in Black Forest, near Colorado Springs, Colorado.
If you’d like to discuss Laura’s services as a Colorado Springs facilitator or communication coach, please send her a note.