Laura J. Nigro, MS
Laura deftly melds structure with process to unite people across experiential and ideological divides. She partners with clients to foster personal learning and growth leading to more vibrant collaboration and healthy, sustainable culture change. Her practice emphasizes the integration of knowledge, possibility, wisdom and values.
Colleagues and clients alike have praised Laura's inclusive enthusiasm, creativity and passion for engaging diversity. Her recent projects include hosting, moderating and summarizing a community dialog on healthcare reform for the Presidential Transition Team; co-facilitating the second national Town Hall Meeting on "Internet for Everyone," to create nationwide broadband access; helping to chart and document the course for supporting sustainable business in North Carolina; and designing/facilitating daily group learning experience at a national trust-building forum.
Laura serves as a volunteer bridge builder, writer and editor with the global network Initiatives of Change, which holds special consultative status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council. She has intensive facilitator training in Appreciative Inquiry, Compassionate Listening and identity-based historical conciliation, with certifications in intercultural conflict resolution and interracial dialog facilitation. Laura also earned degrees in physics from Wellesley College and the University of Colorado-Boulder, which she has applied to both modeling glacier flow and coaching math-science literacy.