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Laura Herring

Laura Herring

Founder and Chairwoman

A pioneer in career/life transition support, psychologist Laura Herring is Founder and Chairwoman of IMPACT Group. She grew the company to be a leader in the human resource consulting space with solutions delivered by dedicated, expert career consultants paired with next generation technology.

Under Laura’s leadership, IMPACT Group received numerous awards including the Inc.500 Fastest Growing Companies List, the Golden Plate Award by the Old Newsboys Day organization, the distinguished Jeffrey Butland Family-Owned Small Business Award, “Top 500 Woman-Owned Business” awarded by DiversityBusiness.com and the St. Louis’ Top 50 Award by the Regional Chamber & Growth Association.

An internationally known speaker, Laura regularly addresses career/life transition issues at global and national conferences, and has been featured in articles in The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Boston Globe, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis Business Journal, Chicago Tribune, USA TODAY, Newsweek, Fortune, Mobility Magazine and HR Executive. She authored No Fear Allowed: A Story of Guts, Perseverance and Making an Impact in 2015.

Outside of her advisory leadership at IMPACT Group, Laura plays an active role in organizations that focus on the arts and stimulate economic growth in St. Louis and beyond. She was a founding member of the St. Louis Economic Development, chairs the Advisory Board of Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Art at Webster University and sits on the Board of Directors of Webster University and the National Chamber of Commerce National Advisory Board. Laura is a member of the Women’s Corporate Directors, the Committee of 200, the Foundation Board of C200 and is presently reviving the Protégé Program at C200, a program she was invited to be part of in 2003. Laura’s past boards include the St Louis History Museum, The St. Louis Science Center and the Regional Commerce and Growth Association.

Currently, Laura coaches CEOs on growing their companies and speaks to business and university groups about igniting their passion for business. Laura enjoys golf, travel, theater, reading and spending time with her friends and family, notably her husband Mike and her daughter Lauren, CEO of IMPACT Group.


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