Laura Blaquiere is a Trainer for HAP Training and provides support and expertise for HAP’s Train the Trainer contracts. Laura worked as a teambuilding instructor for 16 years and was a ropes course facilitator for 15 years. These combined experiences and skills meld at HAP where she is able to focus her instruction with clients towards alignment, clarity of purpose, strong leadership and ultimately clear communication.
As a former competitive swimmer Laura has a strong drive to continually improve. Because swimming is an individual and team sport, it instilled a strong work ethic with a commitment to personal accountability coupled with an appreciation for shared goals and team support. Having competed at the national level for 7 years, Laura has a strong understanding of the intense pressures many athletes and high-powered professionals face throughout their careers. She is able to transfer this understanding of pressure to her work with clients at HAP with instructional focus on listening, creating an environment of respect, accountability, and assertive action-based progress.
Curiosity is one thing that has informed the arc of Laura’s choices, specifically, the curiosity in diverse cultures and practices. This led her to study abroad in Central Indonesia while she was a student at UC Berkeley, and then to major in International Relations. The impact on her was profound. She began studying various cultures and belief systems to better understand individual and collective motivations to improve her ability to communicate with compassion. Since then, Laura has traveled to over 20 countries and continues to travel today.
Before joining HAP Training Laura worked as a leadership trainer leading 13 day intensive train the trainer experiential trainings with focus leading and presentation of content. Additionally and concurrently she worked as a ropes course instructor focused on outdoor adventure teambuilding with groups of people from 5 to 100. Laura has been with HAP since 2014.
Laura lives with her husband on a sailboat along the west coast of North America.