Laura J. Shankster-Cawley, Ph.D, Consultant


Laura specializes in helping individuals and organizations leverage their strengths and talents to flourish and accomplish their strategic objectives. Having spent more than 20 years as a management consultant, Laura has successfully managed a wide variety of corporate talent initiatives including executive and managerial assessment, entry-level and skilled hiring systems, job and competency analyses, performance management system development, employee engagement initiatives, focus groups, corporate culture initiatives, HR Audits, training content design/development/delivery and global competency development.


Laura has also led various operational initiatives within both small/boutique as well as international consulting firms including: creation of user communities to facilitate brand recognition, learning and customer loyalty; marketing and market viability research; and business development.


Laura holds both an MS and a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University.  Her undergraduate work includes a B.S. in Psychology from The University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Dr. Shankster-Cawley teaches Human Resource Management at Calvin College and is the co-founder of Talent Asset Advisors.

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