Laura Guyer is a senior trainer and management consultant with over 25+ years of experience providing training and training management services in multi-cultural environments. She specializes in the design and delivery of professional training programs, executive coaching, and all aspects of organizational development focusing on such areas as strengthening leadership and management skills, communication skills, and performance management. She has worked with public, private, and non-profit clients in the United States, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, Asia and Europe. Since joining TRG in 1999, she has worked on gender projects for the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and has provided training and technical support to numerous large-scale USAID-funded projects in the field in a range of sectors, with extensive work focusing on support of the Social Welfare sector and orphans and vulnerable children (OVC). Her other clients include the Department of Commerce, AMIDEAST, the American Chemical Society, the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Population Fund, the World Bank Group, and the International Development Research Centre. Prior to TRG, Ms. Guyer served as a Peace Corps volunteer and Training Director in the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea and as a Training Specialist for the Peace Corps in Morocco. Likewise, she spent nearly a decade in academia as department head of English-as-a-Second-Language programs at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana and University of Portland in Portland, Oregon. Ms. Guyer is an Association for Talent Development-certified executive coach, a licensed teacher and holds certificates in DiSC, graphic recording, and MBTI. She loves dogs and is the proud owner of a Goldendoodle puppy.