Dr. Laura Hambley

Dr. Laura Hambley

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Calgary, Alberta

Future of Work | Remote/Hybrid Leadership | Mental Wellness & Burnout | Toxic Leadership

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Work Wellness Institute

Dr. Laura Hambley

The Future of Work and Disruption in the Workplace by Dr. Laura Hambley | Thoughts To Inspire
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Where Work Meets Life

Dr. Laura Hambley

The Evolving Landscape of Work and Careers
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Where Work Meets Life

Dr. Laura Hambley

Your Career Development: Keys to Fulfillment and Growth

DR. LAURA HAMBLEY BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Laura Hambley Lovett is a work and career psychologist and thought leader on the evolution of work. She has always been fascinated by how work intersects with life and loves to use her organizational psychology expertise to improve organizations and help people thrive.

Laura Hambly is an entrepreneur and organizational psychologist based in Calgary, specializing in career counseling. She is also a keynote speaker renowned for her insights into the future of work and disruption in the workplace. She was honoured to have been selected as a Woman of Distinction in Canada in 2014 and to receive a Canadian Woman of Inspiration Award as a Global Influencer in 2018.

While completing her Doctorate in Organizational Psychology in 2002, Dr. Laura Hambley focused on remote leadership and predicted the world of work would change to become more flexible and mobile. She has continued to write and innovate on the topic as a Future of Work pioneer and trailblazer.

In 2013 Dr. Laura Hambley co-created assessments and training for organizations to thrive when working remotely. She also co-founded Work EvOHlutionᵀᴹ, (acquired by Humance) which focused on developing leaders, teams, and cultures to succeed in hybrid or remote workplaces.  She co-developed The Distributed Work Profiler, which was featured in Scientific American magazine as the world’s first personality profile of a remote worker. The company was selected as one of Alberta’s most innovative start-ups by Alberta Venture magazine and presented several times at the innovation mega conference, South by Southwest, in Austin, Texas.

In her role as an Adjunct Professor in the Psychology Department at the University of Calgary, Dr. Laura Hambley Lovett has a passion to collaborate with undergraduate and graduate students on research projects.

Dr. Laura speaks to audiences globally on the evolution of work, leading through turbulent times, and building resilience in organizations and human beings. Dr. Laura Hambley Lovett has founded several psychology and consulting practices, including Canada Career Counselling in 2009, where registered psychologists help 1000s of Canadians navigate their career and workplace challenges, and support organizations with career transitions.

Dr. Laura Hambley Lovett launched her podcast in 2020 after being fascinated by how work intersects with life and inspired by her long-held belief that successful workplaces require thriving humans. Along with her expert guests, she explores and shares insights on thriving workplaces, work-life wellness, career fulfillment, and advocating for a better world with listeners in the US, Canada and around the globe.

Dr. Laura has contributed to books and many articles in her field of organizational psychology such as Growing the Virtual Workplace as well as using another part of her brain to write psychological thrillers, Losing Cadence and Finding Sophie. She aims to both entertain and raise awareness on important topics around mental health and domestic violence.

Through this focus, she has become an Advocate to end violence against girls and women, and regularly contributes to initiatives that educate, fundraise, and bring awareness to these horrific issues.

Dr. Laura’s passion for taking creative ideas and launching them into successful business strategies led her to start several psychology practices, including Canada Career Counselling and Synthesis Psychology, as well as additional practices offering organizational assessment and consulting services.

Philanthropy and charitable work are very important to Dr. Laura Hambley, and so she serves on non-profit committees and boards focused on areas that she’s passionate about. Ending violence against girls and women as well as growing confidence and leadership skills in children and youth in the performing arts are her top charity focuses.

Dr. Laura has a busy and fun household overlooking the Rocky Mountains in Calgary, which includes her life partner Scott, two sons (Nick & Matt), a daughter (Cadence), and a fluffy white dog (Ghost). She enjoys travel, competitive squash, hiking, yoga, and downhill skiing.

Books

Losing Cadence
Losing Cadence
In this psychological thriller, a young woman must rely on perseverance, courage, and inner strength to survive after she is kidnapped by her deranged, billionaire ex-boyfriend.
Finding Sophie
Finding Sophie
In this psychological thriller and sequel to Losing Cadence, an obsession that spans decades comes to its ultimate test. Love, loss and courage coalesce as Richard faces his demons and makes one final choice to find peace and love.

Articles & Media

How Tech Leaders Should Approach Layoffs — and How to Build Trust With Remaining Employees

Entrepreneur

The layoff wave that rocked the tech industry has begun to recede, but with tech capital markets still locked down, layoffs, shutdowns and other tough changes are still in the offing for many companies.
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Hybrid Work Is the Answer If You Want to Help Both Your Employees and the Planet. Here's Why.

Entrepreneur

While the debate over returning full-time to the office rages, one thing is worth further consideration: The five-day commute may be harmful to your people and the planet.
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The workplace has changed. Management hasn't. How to work better with your dispersed workforce

ebn

Years of organizational psychology research could have predicted this outcome. He was essentially telling employees that he didn't trust them to work autonomously. That he didn't care for their well-being.
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Is It Time To Put Your Company On A Meeting Diet?

Chief Executive

Shopify and others have experimented with asking employees to halt some meetings. Could this be a boon to over-scheduled workers—or a draconian, top-down attempt to simplistically solve a complicated problem?
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Global News Calgary

SBC

Canadians are foregoing vacation time
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Global News - The Morning Show

SBC

Why you should always pursue your passions
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CTV CALGARY

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Flight attendants hold day of action
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Dr. Laura Hambley Topic Presentations

When One Bad Apple Spoils the Barrel: Addressing Toxic Leadership for A Thriving Culture

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Do you wonder why people are leaving your organization? The cause could very well be toxic bosses who are poisoning your culture, with 57% of employees having left at least one job as a result. These harmful leaders creep into every level of leadership, from first-time supervisors through to the CEO and can take many forms (from controlling and manipulative, to narcissistic and gaslighting). No matter the type, toxic bosses take an enormous toll on employees’ mental and physical health, as well as erode productivity, performance, engagement, and commitment.

    Based on her current organizational psychology research, Dr. Laura will take you on a journey around how to identify and address toxic leadership in organizations and evaluate your own risk factors for toxic behaviour, so that you can move towards a more thriving workplace culture. Not only will you learn to identify where toxic leaders may be doing damage to your organizational culture, but how to eradicate toxicity and its harmful impacts to create a thriving culture.

    Learning Outcomes

    • Understand the key personas and behaviors of toxic bosses, and the latest research about the damage they are inflicting in your organization.
    • Identify the warning signs of toxic leaders in the hiring and promotion processes.
    • Learn how to proactively identify a toxic boss doing damage in your organization, including the do’s and don’ts of how to deal with these individuals.

The Evolution of Work: Keys To Create A Culture Where People Want To Stay

Leadership Keys To Engage and Retain Talent in A Hybrid or Remote Workplace

Fostering Mental Wellness in Turbulent Times

Burnout Be Gone! Keys To Identify, Address, and Prevent Burnout in Today’s Workplaces

Testimonials

Dr. Laura Hambley hosted an in-person session for our leaders in early 2022 to discuss hybrid leadership and the shifting world of work. Her knowledge and insights were both science-based and practical, providing helpful guidance and toolkits for our leaders to leverage. Dr Laura is an engaging speaker and facilitator who I have had the privilege of hearing on numerous occasions, both in my role as an HR executive and as a Board member for CPHR Alberta, where she is a sought-after speaker at our annual conference.

Lisa Watson

VP, HR & Corporate Services; Board Chair
Crescent Point Energy; CPHR Alberta

Dr. Laura Hambley hosted virtual and in-person leadership and employee training on mental health. She was essential in helping us create a culture of awareness, promote help seeking, reduce the stigma and humanize and raise awareness of mental health. Dr. Laura’s interactive and down-to-earth approach was extremely effective and engaging. She provided key takeaways that continue to positively impact our team.

Sarah Gregory

Chief HR Officer
Bryton Marine Group, British Columbia

Contemporary…yet seasoned!  Scholarly… yet practical!  Passionate…yet relatable!  Informative…yet engaging!  Whether delivering her message in person or via remote media, these are all characteristics you can expect of each presentation given by Dr. Laura Hambley as she continues to devote her talents toward building more resilient organizations and improving the work life of their members.

Jim Stodd

Partner
ThriveRemote LLC, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Dr. Laura Hambley was a truly engaging speaker who brought real world solutions to the challenges our industry is facing. There are few presenters with such a diverse professional background, and we were very fortunate to put those talents to work for us. Everyone who attended our conference will be better prepared to lead their firms into our next stages of growth.

Kevin Larsen

VP Programs
Calgary Association of Legal Administrators (CALA)

Dr. Laura Hambley was a keynote speaker at both an all-employee town hall and leadership summit during Covid. Her combination of empathy, humour, and practical insights into the employee experience and the current state of mental health in society was invaluable to our employees. She has a very engaging style and shared practical tips that employees could put into action. The feedback was very positive… and her expertise was highly evident. Her message and approach resonates with employees at all levels.

Sheri Allen

SVP, Human Resources
AltaLink (A Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company)

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