At just 4 years old, Laura Baxter discovered her passion for being on stage as she sang her first solo at church. Her love of performance brought her to many stages, from musical theatre to opera, until she finally hit a wall. Luckily her director at the time urged her to see an old wise woman named Nan who gently steered her onto a spiritual journey that taught her how to find her source within.
After many years of commanding the stage from inner presence and authenticity, Laura now teaches people how to ‘own the room’ in a way that is authentic to their true nature. Her most recent book, Dealing with Divas and other Difficult Personalities, helps people to relate to the ‘divas’ in their lives; to stay calm and steer the conversation towards reaching their goals.
Watch this interview for a fun conversation about divas, being a big personality, accepting yourself as you are, and relating to others. (Confession: Laura’s topic totally brought out my inner diva and she had LOTS to say! Had to do a little editing to get this interview down to our normal length!) Enjoy!
More About Laura Baxter
Laura Baxter, the American opera singer and performance coach has studied the effects of the voice and body on non-verbal communication and leadership for over 25 years, and she brings this experience together to help her clients perform and communicate better. In addition to her many stage performances, Laura was the singing voice of Faye Dunaway in the feature film “A Handmade’s Tale.” A recipient of the prestigious Louis Sudler Award for the Arts at Emory University, Laura is coauthor of several German books, and her new book Dealing with Divas and other Difficult Personalities: A Mindful Approach to Improving Relationships in Your Business or Organization will be released May 2017! Laura lives and works in Germany with her husband and two children.
Using the Acronym DIVA, Laura’s new book Dealing with Divas and other Difficult Personalities is divided into four parts:
Defining your the situation with the “diva”,
Creating and maintaining a strong, positive Inner State,
Valuing both yourself and the “diva” by learning about your and their personality structures and needs, and
Associating with the “diva”, the ability to interact with the “diva” in a way that helps you and them achieve your goals.
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