Helping organizations and individuals cultivate their strengths, talents and capabilities to reach their highest potential.

Laura is the co-owner of Pondera Consulting (incorporated 2008), a small women/minority owned business that provides Leadership Coaching, Human Resource Management and IT consulting. Prior to building her private business, Laura acquired her experience through a 17 year Human Resources career at Hewlett Packard. Her expertise includes Leadership Development, Talent Management and Maximizing Performance, Workforce Planning, Acquisitions, Executive Leveling, Strategic Planning, Diversity Consulting, and Organizational Development.

One of Laura’s greatest strengths is her ability to work within any group dynamic and facilitate in such a way that ensures collaborative, innovative and successful outcomes. Laura’s extensive background and expertise has allowed her to work with many diverse organizations to address specific and unique needs. Laura brings a wealth of experience in business, the non-profit sector and community activism. Her combination of business acumen, diversity expertise, and dedication to community service has enabled her to successfully champion many important issues. She has held leadership roles in various non-profit, business and local government organizations and is committed to the growth and development of organizations, individuals, and communities. Laura’s dedication to her community resulted in being named the 2014 Idaho Young Mother of the Year and an Idaho Woman of the Year Honoree by the Idaho Business Review.

Laura lives in Idaho with her business partner and husband, Tim Schrag, and their four incredible sons. They live according to the philosophy that every moment is a teaching moment, every moment is a learning moment, and respect for others above all things.