Integrity and Honesty We fearlessly own our results and share the truth with our customers directly, even when it’s hard.
Innovation We actively seek new ways of solving problems, applying new theories, processes, tools and ideas – where they create significant improvements for the customer.
Superior Service We seek excellence for the customer and nothing else will do. We aim for the best possible solution and he best return on investment of time and money.
Fun We incorporate humor and play into our work environment and processes whenever possible to keep the work enjoyable, and not take ourselves too seriously. People learn more when they are having fun, so fun makes good business sense!
Human Connections Our customers and employees are human beings and work best in relationship with one another. We value our relationships and the humanity of our client organizations and our employees, and seek to build bonds that allow for groundbreaking changes through an abundance of trust.
What Our Clients Think About Working with Transcend… Our clients describe our approach as warm and down to earth, focused, strategic and innovative. We are personally invested in the success of each client, treating them with respect and care, and we believe in action on decisions, and as one client says, we are “wired for action.” “If we’re going to talk about something, let’s not just talk about it. Let’s go do it!” Laura says.
“I can’t touch everyone, but the people I do touch, I want to help create the change they are seeking!”
Our real-world experience from across the globe and across industries helps us build stronger leaders and our relentless focus on improvement is in our DNA, as we continue to spend time refining our knowledge, experience base and toolkit to better serve our clients. Transcend is able to deliver practical solutions to help make each business owner, leader or executive a better leader which, in turn, helps build our community, our country and a better global community. This big picture view drives the company.
Laura has been coaching business executives from around the world for more than a decade, focusing on building the leadership capabilities of senior executives and their teams, and is the founder of Transcend Leadership Coaching. She helps senior leaders identify and leverage their unique strengths to create engaged teams and drive sustainable growth. Laura has coached executives from major multinationals teams, and brings to bear her own 20-year career running multinational businesses in Asia, Europe and the US.
Before founding Transcend Leadership Coaching in 2002, Laura worked in line management roles at Coca-Cola and Procter & Gamble as well as in corporate development and strategy consulting roles, building businesses, teams and brands in markets around the world, including Japan, China, Israel, Poland and the US. Laura also speaks on leadership topics and develops customer leadership development programs for senior leaders. Laura is a Professional Certified Coach, Realise2 Strengths Practitioner, a ChangeWorks Analyst and an Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner. She is fluent in Japanese.
Her results-oriented approach brings structure, clarity and focus to each engagement, creating high impact results. Her experience in managing businesses and teams around the world informs her approach to driving business results for clients through improving the contribution of individuals and group dynamics. She helps leaders leverage the power of commitment, accountability, and buy-in by creating deep involvement, direct and compassionate communication, and fearless leadership.
Laura holds degrees in Physical Chemistry from Princeton University, in Comparative Culture from Jochi University in Japan, and an MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.
Andrew, a founding partner at Transcend Leadership Coaching, is a seasoned international business development professional with 20 years’ experience developing and managing direct and indirect sales organizations and business partnerships in Europe, USA and Asia through periods of phenomenal growth and industry and economic changes.
Andrew brings real world experience in building strategic customer and supplier partnerships, global sales channels, global strategic business plans and go-to market strategies. Using his experience in both small companies and large global corporations across Biotechnology, Automotive Manufacturing and Software Development, he provides practical consulting and business coaching services to navigate the challenging arena of domestic and international business development.
Andrew holds a Masters degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering as well as a Masters in Business & Finance. Having lived in the UK more than half of his career working for French and German companies, and spending a significant amount of time responsible for businesses across Asia, he brings a unique global perspective to all his client engagements.