The short version
Laurie Baedke is a speaker, author, and consultant with broad experience building companies, and leading organizational change. She has specific expertise in entrepreneurship, leadership development and physician practice management, and is an active mentor and advisor to entrepreneurs, start ups, and corporations, a frequent speaker at national conferences, and facilitator at association and company retreats.
The formal version
Laurie Baedke is a speaker, author, and consultant with broad experience building companies, and leading organizational change. A sought-after speaker and advisor, Laurie works with individuals and teams from early careerists to founders to C-Suite executives. Her clients have access to the world-renowned Gallup StrengthsFinder talent assessment tool. Her dynamic presentation style and practical executive experience both engages audiences and gives them real-world applications they can immediately put into practice to improve outcomes and achieve growth as leaders.

Laurie holds a bachelor’s degree in human services and business administration and a master’s degree in healthcare administration. At age 26, she became the youngest individual to achieve board certification as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).  She is also a board certified Fellow of the American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE), and a member of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA).  Laurie has been certified by The Gallup Organization as a Strengths Performance Coach since 2006.

Laurie is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Nebraska ACHE Regent’s Early Career Excellence Award, and the Region 5 ACHE Regent’s Award for Healthcare Excellence.

In 2015, Laurie published her first book; The Emerging Healthcare Leader: A Field Guide.

Contributing to her profession and the community is a very important part of Laurie’s life. She is a member of the adjunct faculty in Creighton University’s Heider College of Business MBA program.  Additionally, Laurie is a former mentor in Gallup’s Entrepreneur Accelerator System (EAS), an alum of the Omaha Chamber of Commerce Leadership Omaha Class 35, and sits on the advisory board for several start-ups and corporations.  Laurie is a past board member of the ACHE Regent’s Advisory Council and the Heartland Healthcare Executive Group, and has served on the ACHE Chapter Committee, the Early Careerist Committee, and the Products, Programming, and Services Committee.

Laurie lives just outside of Omaha, Nebraska with her husband and two children.

The colorful version
I am a passionate person. I am passionate about people.

I am a driven person. I am driven to create successful outcomes.

I am focused. I focus on identifying and building strengths in every single leader I meet.

I believe leaders are developed. And I love equipping leaders.

I have moxie. I was named Vice President of Clinic Operations of Memorial Community Hospital and Health System at age 22. I had the opportunity to hone my skills and talents and utilize them to manage resources and lead a team. It was this knowledge that presented opportunities for me to consult other companies on best practices for organizational success. The beginning of my career positioned me perfectly to start my own consultancy.

I have a keen business mind.  In a decade and a half at the helm of my own company I’ve grown a robust healthcare management consultancy. My focus never waned as I aided entrepreneurs in building successful companies, culled a specialty in human capital and organizational performance, and equipped individuals and teams to thrive. My track record paired with my innate understanding of people has made it possible for me to grow a platform and to advise businesses on the best methods for managing their most important assets, their employees.

I have a hunger for personal growth and use it to inspire others. I thrive when speaking and leading. I find it exhilarating to speak to other engaged leaders. I speak about passion. And about strengths. And about leveraging talent for outcomes.

I have the leading edge. I have access to the world-renowned Gallup StrengthsFinder talent assessment tool. I have served as a mentor in the Gallup Entrepreneur Accelerator System (EAS), and guided high potential start-up and shoot-up companies to transformational growth using theories of behavioral economics.

I have a proven track record. I have the skills. The acumen. The drive.  And a passion to collaborate with individuals and teams for successful outcomes.

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