Laura Herring, MA, CRP, GMS: Founder and Chairwoman
A pioneer in career/life transition support, psychologist Laura Herring is Founder and Chairwoman of IMPACT Group, a global, WBE-certified company recognized as the leader in relocation and career transition solutions. For 20 years under Laura’s leadership, IMPACT Group has developed an unrivaled expertise in relocation and career transition through the utilization of next generation technologies delivered by expert career/family consultants. Her vision has earned IMPACT Group the #1 rating for customer satisfaction for 12 years by industry analyst firm Trippel Research. In 2007, Laura led the acquisition of Spherion’s Human Resource Consulting Group making IMPACT Group the preeminent global leader in innovative career transition solutions.
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 is currently authoring a book, Purpose, Passion, Profits: Lessons Learned while Making a Positive Difference in Business to be released soon.
Laura was also recognized with the Golden Plate Award by the Old Newsboys Day organization for setting up the Women's Initiative Group. Additionally, under Laura’s leadership, IMPACT Group received the distinguished Jeffrey Butland Family-Owned Small Business Award and was named St. Louis’ Top 50 by the Regional Chamber & Growth Association. Past honors for Laura include selection as one of the Top Women Entrepreneurs in St. Louis in 1991, 1992, 1993 and 1995, receipt of The Alliance of Women's Organizations' 1993 "Woman of Achievement" award, recognition of IMPACT Group as one of the Top 25 Small Businesses in St. Louis, and her inclusion in the "Top 50 Who's Who in St. Louis Business" in 1994. She is a recipient of NAWBO's Distinguished Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award and the St. Louis Business Journal’s 25 Most Influential Business Women award in 2004. In 2005, she won the “Top 500 Woman-Owned Business” awarded by DiversityBusiness.com.