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Hello! I’m Laura and I’m bossy.

That’s right — I am bossy!  Yes, I am. I am confident and knowledgeable.  I take charge and get things done.  I have great leadership skills.  I know what needs to be done and I don’t mess around.  I’m straight and to the point in my communication, and yes, sometimes I tell people what to…

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Overcome Anxiety & Fear

Today I received some very upsetting news that immediately sent me into panic mode.  The news was related to a job situation.  I can’t go into the details here because it’s confidential. Suffice it to say that I immediately became worried about how we were going to survive financially.  I became anxious, scared, worried, and…

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Can a Nonprofit CEO Benefit from a Mastermind Group?

In my experience, the answer is a resounding YES! I have been part of a mastermind group for several years and it has profoundly impacted my life and career.  I know that I would not have made it as a nonprofit CEO if not for my mastermind group.  I also know that I would not…

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What the heck is a vision board and why do I need one?

If you follow me on anything, you probably know that I’m really, really into vision boards.  It’s not because I’m a crafty person and don’t have anything better to do with my time.  No, it’s because vision boards work! A vision board is a visual representation of your goals, dreams, and/or things you want to…

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Why I Became a Life Coach

When I first became a nonprofit CEO, I had a very dysfunctional board of directors.  They weren’t engaged, didn’t know what they were supposed to do, were too involved in the day-to-day operations, micro-managed me, and a few of them just weren’t very nice. I was very frustrated, so I went to an experienced, female…

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I’m a Fixer

I tend to try to “fix it,” whatever “it” is.  My first instinct is to fix it, just do it. My mother used to say, “If you see something that needs to be done, do it.”  She was usually referring to picking up my dirty socks but it stuck and now, that’s my first go…

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Hi! Welcome to my first blog!

I’m Laura Gamble, founder, owner, CEO, Boss Lady, etc. of Redbud Advisory Group.  I started Redbud because I wanted to help other women in my position as executive director of a nonprofit organization. Being the CEO of a nonprofit can be lonely and tough, especially for people new to the job of a CEO.  (fyi…

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