Lead Well

For Newly Promoted Leaders

Your Instructor

Laura Colbert
Laura Colbert

Laura is a professional speaker focusing on the “Power of Moving From Me to We” and sharing her experience as a Combat Veteran. As a consultant, Laura helps newly promoted leaders do the right things the right way and move from surviving to thriving.

Laura grew up in Minocqua and Waupaca, WI. She attended UW-Madison from 2000-2006 and graduated with a Bachelor's in Kinesiology. 

She concurrently served in the Army National Guard from March 2001-2009 as a Military Police Officer. Laura deployed to Baghdad, Iraq from March 2003 to July 2004. 

After graduating from UW-Madison, Laura taught Physical Education in Aylesbury, England in 2007. 

In 2008, she worked as an Activities Director in Fargo, ND for individuals with special needs. 

Laura worked as a physical education teacher and Dean of Students at Madison West High School from 2008-2017. 

She received a master's in Educational Leadership through Cardinal Stritch in 2011 and a master's in Experiential Education from UW-LaCrosse in 2012. 

She assumed the role of Waupaca Middle School Principal from 2017-2021. 

She is now a leadership consultant and professional speaker with Strategic Leaders Academy. Her focus is helping newly promoted leaders thrive in their new positions and master their added responsibilities and challenges. 

Author of "How to Pee Standing Up/Sirens: An alarming memoir of combat and coming back home."

Has appeared on PBS, Veteran Radio, NPR, and a variety of podcasts

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

This course is closed for enrollment.