For the last five years I’ve been working as a Project, People and Culture consultant for small businesses who need support with online recruitment, virtual team management, and project coordination.
As a multipotentialite, I never thought I would find something I could stick with for more than a year or two but half a decade later, this work still lights me up.
Humans are fascinating and unpredictable, and even the best planned projects rarely roll out exactly as expected… So the joys and challenges of working with online teams and contractors are endless, no two days are ever the same, and I’m constantly learning and picking up new skills along the way.
On any given day I can find myself working with a Sri Lankan tech blogger to produce a ghostwritten book, proofreading a PowerPoint presentation put together by an Egyptian graphic designer, outsourcing podcast production to an American audio engineer in Belarus, or checking in on teams of virtual assistants in the Phillipines.
Every day I get to witness how seemingly disconnected people scattered around the world can come together in the cloud to create meaningful change.
So if you run an online business or non-profit organisation and need help sourcing and/or supporting your team for short or long term projects, you know where to find me.
I can help with:
- Recruitment, onboarding and training of ongoing staff and short-term contractors
- Managing your virtual team to ensure your business objectives are met
- Supporting your online staff so they feel connected, included and invested in your business
- Online training and performance management
- Developing virtual office systems that meet the needs of your team and business
- Short and long-term project management to help you bring any goal to life.
I offer this service through The Simplifarians, a business I co-founded to help simplify people’s home and work life. To find out more, please get in touch and we’ll jump on an obligation-free call to talk through your needs.
“Laura joined my team at a critical point — I was failing at building and managing a team in my online business and needed help.
She immediately went to work to build a much better system for sourcing, vetting, hiring and onboarding new team members and helped us grow from three to ten staff. Her role morphed to include team leadership, training our new staff, helping them to learn the ropes of working remotely, and being there as a leader whenever they felt lost, both emotionally and from a practical standpoint.
I could tell Laura was an A-Player soon after hiring her. She could see all the different aspects at play in a project, from the practical, financial, and human elements, and would prepare accordingly. This left me the space to do what I needed to — to be creative, build marketing campaigns and create new products.
If you’re looking to work with someone with high emotional intelligence, who is calm under pressure and has a broad understanding of how online business works, Laura is a great choice.”