Dr. Genie Z. Laborde

Our C.E.O. and Founder, Dr. Genie Z. Laborde, is the author of several books, including the globally recognized Influencing with Integrity: Management Skills for Communication and Negotiation; 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. This book is the first of her products (books, seminars & workbooks) within the Influencing with Integrity™ series

Dr. Laborde has also produced multiple training videos, such as “Influencing Skills”, “Managing Meetings with PEGASUS,” and “Paradigm Changes in Business” (co-produced with Florida Power and Light). These videos have been purchased by Fortune 500 Companies and educational institutions including Hewlett-Packard, Chase Manhattan Bank, IBM, Continental Airlines, etc.

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, the American Society for Training and Development, and was formerly on the MBA faculty at John F. Kennedy University. She is also an artist (please contact to view/purchase her work).

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.” 

Since the start of the new millennium, Dr. Laborde has had a multitude of notable achievements; her most recent being the launch of her new app “3 Minute Steps to Influencing with Integrity”.
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