Laura Belsten

Laura Belsten

Dr. Laura Belsten is the Founder and President of CEO Partnership, an internationally-recognized executive coaching and leadership development consultancy and training firm. She also founded the Institute for Social & Emotional Intelligence.

Laura is an executive coach specializing in leadership, communication, management and social and emotional intelligence with over 20 years experience coaching CEOs, as well as senior- and mid-level corporate and business executives.

Her expertise includes group and team coaching, assessment, training and development, leader on-boarding, career development, strategic thought leadership, and facilitation (board retreats, senior leadership team retreats, strategic planning retreats). She leads energizing, customized team-building sessions, leadership development training, and she designs and conducts comprehensive organizational assessments.

Laura provides a comprehensive array of assessment tools to her executive clients, including 360 feedback, Myers Briggs, FIRO-B, Watson-Glaser (critical thinking), The Conflict Lens™, DISC, various Emotional Intelligence assessments, MRG’s Leadership Effectiveness Analysis (LEA) and Personal Directions (PD), the Hogan suite of assessments, Lominger VOICES 360, Team Coaching International’s Team Diagnostic, and many others. Assessment tools are used in a confidential manner and become the sole property of the executive receiving coaching. Assessments are used to enhance self-awareness and understanding of the executive’s strengths and potential opportunities for development in leading, managing and communicating. Assessments provide the individual being coached with greater insight into the impact they have on others in the workplace and how they may be perceived by others.

Laura holds a Ph.D. from the University of Denver, and Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Colorado. She is a Master Certified Coach (MCC) through the International Coach Federation, the highest certification which can be earned in the coaching profession. In addition, she holds the distinction of having earned the designation of Certified Executive Coach (CEC). She is Past President of the International Coach Federation - Colorado, and has been on the faculty of the University of Denver since 1990, teaching graduate courses in leadership and communication.