- Career Exploration and Transition
- Career, Leadership and Team Assessments
- Resumes, Cover Letters, Interviewing Prep
- Career, Performance and Executive Coaching
- Team and Organization Development
SERVICES AND PROCESS
ACT Career Services
Ashburn, VA 20147
Serving Loudoun County, VA, surrounding areas and remotely.
Laura Lanham is a Career and Talent Development Consultant with 18 years experience in career and professional coaching, assessment facilitation, team development, talent/performance management, training and instructional design. She helps individuals, teams and organizations Assess, Connect and Transition in order to achieve desired outcomes. Her process is succinct, effective and delivers a tangible ACTion plan.
Laura received her Master of Science in Organization Development at Johns Hopkins University and her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Towson University. She is MBTI certified and qualified to administer many other assessments including ones that aid in career selection, communication, conflict resolution and leadership development. She is a member of the National Career Development Association where she recently earned a Certified Master of Career Services (CMCS) credential. She also holds a Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) credential through the CCE. As a active volunteer for her parish's church and school, she presents workshops on "Finding your Passion" to adults and teaches "Career Exploration" classes to middle school students.
Four of Laura's professional articles have been published. Check out those and others under Articles.Cases.Tips.
Assessment plays an integral
part in this process. To avoid making inaccurate assumptions, we need to gather and analyze enough information to identify and target the intended change. The type of assessment used should be relevant and help with any of the following
Training and Instructional Design
Once we determine the professional or business need, it is important to connect with the right resources. Doing so will help clarify goals, narrow performance gaps and make necessary changes. Connections are a combination of resources you already have access to, and acquisition of new ones.
This may seem obvious but many processes neglect the tangible elements that enable clients to Act.
The final piece of this process is creating a firm ACTion plan. You will develop action items for each goal identified, which will help achieve the desired transition. The goals will be measurable to ensure accountability and success.