Carla customizes her talks to every audience but, after talking with your team, recommends this talk as a starting point for you:

RE:Think Innovation

What’s this talk about?

After stewarding thousands of leaders through massive moments of career shift and organizational disruption, Laura knows a thing or two about the emotional rollercoaster of going after everything you’ve ever wanted. This talk was born out of the question, “Why doesn’t success feel better?”

In this keynote, Laura explains that success isn’t just an endpoint, but a waypoint, a portal that shows you that you were made for even more… if you choose to embrace your ambition, conquer your fear, and actually learn to enjoy the ride. This talk throws down the gauntlet and dares your audience members to dream even bigger.

You can watch Laura’s viral TEDx (which was immediately elevated to and has already been viewed more than 400K times) right here.


How does this talk change audiences?

Each time we achieve a bit of success, large or small, we see a part of ourselves that we didn’t even know exists, a potential we didn’t dare to imagine, a future we didn’t think possible. In this talk, Laura invites audiences to:

  • embrace the newfound potential
  • renegotiate the relationship they have with the swirl of emotions that accompany the burden that this potential brings
  • expect, embrace, and even get excited by each successful leveling up that is demanded of them


How does this talk benefit organizations?

Each new level brings a new devil. Anxiety, exhaustion, uncertainty, fear, and burnout are little bugaboos just waiting to waylay your team and sideline your growth. After this talk, your organization will dare to:

  • dream bigger with team members excited that stress and fear is the sister to excitement and joy
  • reposition your reaction to fast failures and growth opportunities
  • embrace your fullest potential, make more money, crush bigger goals, and actually enjoy the ride

Here’s the first thing they’ll hear:

Have you ever felt stuck?

That there’s more for you to achieve, more to your ever unfolding story, but you’re just not sure how to get there?

Then you’ve come to the right place because Laura Gassner Otting helps people do just that.

She is the author of Limitless: How to Ignore Everybody, Carve Your Own Path, and Live Your Best Life, which debuted as #2 in the Washington Post bestseller list right behind Michele Obama, and the brand new Wonderhell, hot off the presses and already a sensation.

A serial entrepreneur who has started and sold a successful international executive search firm, built philanthropic and political action committees from scratch, and was a White House appointee on the team which created the national service project, AmeriCorps, Laura is a frequent contributor to The TODAY Show, Good Morning America, Harvard Business Review, and OprahDaily.

Get ready… because she is like a punch in the face wrapped in a warm hug.

Please join me in welcoming to the stage author, lightweight champion of the get-the-hell-out-of-your-own-way world, competitive rower, and professional badass, Laura Gassner Otting…

“Carla was magnificent! Her message was highly insightful, and she captivated our audience. She truly overshot our expectations.”