• February 24, 2020
HCMx Radio 141: Work/Life Balance 2020

Guest: Laura McKail, Senior Director of Learning & Development at Vonage

Laura McKail is the Senior Director of Learning & Development at Vonage, where she partners with business and HR leaders to strategically develop and execute a diverse portfolio of learning solutions that increase organizational effectiveness and agility, and leadership capabilities across the organization. Laura is passionate about connecting individuals to the organization, to their development, and in turn, create an engaged workforce with employees who are inspired to do their best work. Laura has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UCLA. She is a certified coach for the Social Styles Assessment, and the Hogan Assessment. Additionally, she is currently in the process of studying for her certification as a Life Coach. Laura has always had an interest in understanding what motivates employees, different work styles, and how to help employees capitalize on their strengths. In her spare time, you can find Laura taking photos of nature, participating in fitness training, or running with friends.

About Vonage

Vonage (Nasdaq:VG) is redefining business communications, making communications more flexible, intelligent and personal to help enterprises the world over stay ahead. Vonage provides unified communications, contact centers and programmable communications APIs, built on the world’s most flexible cloud communications platform. True to their roots as a technology disruptor, their flexible approach helps to better serve the growing collaboration, communication, and customer experience needs of companies, across all communications channels. Vonage Holdings Corp. is headquartered in New Jersey, with offices throughout the United States, Europe, Israel, Australia and Asia.

Topics and questions include:

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Maintaining a spirit of innovation
  • Employee growth and development
  • Avoiding burnout at work and at home
  • Balance or blend?
  • Priorities and productivity
  • Making adjustments
  • Resources for personal and professional growth
  • Personal insights
  • And more!

We are hosting our 4th annual Women In Leadership Summit. The event will be held on June 10th & 11th at the EAU Palm Beach Resort in Florida. We hope to see you there!

Our annual HCM Excellence Conference is set for 2021.

If you have questions about our discussion today and would like access to our Women In Leadership Network that provides organizational leaders access to our research library on women in leadership and diversity and inclusion topics. please contact me at WIL@brandonhall.com or visit www.brandonhall.com

Rachel Cooke

Chief Operating Officer Rachel Cooke Rachel is responsible for business operations including overseeing client services, research events and project management. Prior to joining Brandon Hall Group, Rachel was the Chief Operating Officer Co-founder of AC Growth. Rachel has over 15 years of experience in sales, marketing, business development, and sales performance management. Prior to AC Growth, she held several senior management roles and was on the leadership team at Bersin & Associates, a pioneer analyst firm in e-learning and now industry leading HR and talent Research Company. In her Senior Director role, Rachel developed the strategy and led the commercial execution of the solution provider vertical, and grew the vertical into the company’s largest market segment. In her role as Director of Sales, Rachel developed and led a team of senior account executives focused on acquiring global strategic accounts. Rachel was solely responsible for developing key business relationships with over ninety companies including industry icons, such as: Adidas, Hewlett-Packard, Toyota, Oracle, Starbucks, Avnet, Boeing, Kaiser Permanente, Safeway Inc., Wells Fargo, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Clorox and Affiliated Computer Services. Rachel began her career in the banking, media and hospitality industries. In these industries, Rachel held several key senior management and executive sales positions. Rachel received a BA in social science and interdisciplinary studies with honors from Florida Atlantic University. Rachel continued her postgraduate education by completing a series of executive management education courses from American Management Association.

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