DR. LAURA L. CIEL
CEO and Co-Founder
Laura L. Ciel MA, PsyD is an expert in leadership, human performance, emotional and energetic intelligence, resilience, organizational and individual health and morale, transformation and turning life’s challenges into opportunities. In addition to her BA in Economics from UCLA, her Masters and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University, and Leadership Training with CTI, she has more than 25 years experience teaching, training, interviewing, writing and guiding individuals and teams in a variety of industries from nonprofits supporting films to global relief, banking, finance, start-ups, hospital teams including palliative care, legal firms, film industry, and various lifestyle leaders and companies.
She knows that every challenge offers an opportunity and her desire to serve the world has not dimmed since she first felt inspired to help others around the globe when she was a little girl. She is passionate about honoring the uniqueness of every person. To bring light and play into her life, you might find her swimming in the ocean, hiking in the mountains, laughing with her family, practicing her French or Spanish, adventuring around the world or dancing to hip hop.
President and Co-Founder
William Poett brings 30 years of experience as a human performance expert specializing in energetic, and emotional intelligence as well as peak performance training. William is a nationally acclaimed corporate facilitator, author, radio personality and educator. A President and Key Executives MBA candidate at Pepperdine University, William began his career as a close quarter combat instructor with a specialty in knife fighting. Having worked with and trained members of the world’s most elite military, law enforcement, corporate and athletic teams, William’s core competency is preparing leaders, teams, and organizations to win in any environment.
As a knife fighting specialist, he lives by the “truth of the blade”, meaning theory is valueless in life and death situations and he values the pursuit of that which is truly important. He has 11 black belt degrees, became a pilot, a licensed skydiver, a survival specialist and an ultralight backpacker (for those interested... his “any weather kit” weighs a total of 8 pounds). He thrives in extreme environments, testing his skills, and he knows that what he teaches works. After spending the first half of his life as a warrior, he is now challenging himself by learning to dance, cook, play guitar and speak French.
SPEAKING AND MEDIA REQUESTS
Dr. Laura Ciel and William Poett have been speakers, guest presenters or contributors for a variety of media outlets including radio, television, print and live. Both have previously had their own radio shows and are reliable, exceptional and engaging guests.
Topics include: Excellence Through Inclusion and Diversity, Mindful Leadership, Teamwork and Team Building, The Gifts of AI for Humanity, Emotional Intelligence, Workplace Relationships, WorkLife Balance, The Power of Energetic Intelligence, Re-Establishing Trust in the Me Too Era, Women in Leadership.