Genie Laborde, Ph.D.



• Internationally known trainer and communication authority
• Author of Influencing with Integrity
• CEO of I.D.E.A.

Genie Z. Laborde is the author of several books, Influencing with Integrity: Management Skills for Communication and Negotiation(151,000 books sold); the follow-up book, Fine Tune Your Brain: When Everything’s Going Right and What To Do When It Isn’t,and the workbook 90 Days to Communication ExcellenceInfluencing with Integrity has been translated into French, Spanish, German, and Polish. Her latest is Influencing with Integrity on the Internetwhich is an eBook and a book on paper.

She has produced the video training films and courses, “Influencing Skills,” “TeleSkills,” “Managing Meetings with PEGASUS,” and “Paradigm Changes in Business” (co-produced with Florida Power and Light). The videos and trainings have been purchased by Fortune 500 Companies and educational institutions including Hewlett-Packard, Chase Manhattan Bank, IBM, Rochester Institute of Technology, Continental Airlines, and Eastman Kodak. Her videos, books and course materials are also available in Spanish.

Dr. Laborde holds a Ph.D. in Confluent Education from the University of California at Santa Barbara. Confluent Education, based on Gestalt psychology, is the study of the affective and cognitive domains in learning; the program was funded by a Ford Foundation Grant for Innovative Education. Laborde received her master’s degree from Tulane University and her Bachelor’s from Louisiana State University. She is listed in Who’s Who in the West and is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Association of Humanistic Psychology, and the American Society for Training and Development and was formerly on the MBA faculty at John F. Kennedy University. She is also an artist and has sold approximately fifty paintings in the last ten years.

In 1992 IBM requested an alliance with her seminar firm in order to train their customers in the Influencing with Integrity skills. IBM now conducts an Influencing with Integrity public seminar across the United States. Genie Z. Laborde is a recognized leader in the field of communications theory and its practical applications. She is president of International Dialogue Education Associates, and her unique qualifications have been a major contribution to the success of the firm’s Excellence Seminars.

In 1992 Dr. Laborde was selected to be Director of the Neuro-linguistics Network of ASTD. She conducted a one-day pre-conference seminar, “The Globalization of Neuro-Linguistics,” in 1994, which attracted participants from Singapore, Australia, and other countries. As co-presenter with Joan R. Smith, Director of Training of Continental Airlines, Dr. Laborde presented “Integration of Mind, Body and Consciousness for Business” at ASTD 1996 for 400 participants. In 1997 Dr. Laborde’s presentation, for ASTD and 400 members, was entitled “Increasing Personal Power and Efficacy with Intuition and Fifth Level Energy.”

In 1991 Dr. Laborde was invited to Russia to teach two seminars in which she conducted interesting research that showed a statistically significant shift toward increased responsibility occurred as indicated by pre- and post-testing. She has conducted three seminars for the United Nations as well as trainings in Amsterdam, Brussels, Budapest, Chihuahua (Mexico), Johannesburg (South Africa), London, Munich, Novosibirsk (Russia), Ottawa, Paris, St. Petersburg, Stavanger (Norway), and Toronto. One of her certified trainers has also conducted a seminar in Taipai, Taiwan. The workbook was translated into Mandarin for this training.

Some of Dr. Labordes’ recent publications are:

Spellbinding: Influencing with Integrity for Successful Relationships

Influencing with Integrity for the Financial Marketplace: Sales Strategies that Increase your Self Esteem

 Energy Moods for Decision Making: Choice of Mood Determines Data

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