Laura Burford Celebrating Women in Project Management

Laura Burford Celebrating Women in Project Management

Laura Burford


Location: West Chester, PA, USA

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Laura Dallas Burford, MA, PMP leverages over thirty years of management consulting experience to help business professionals grow their consulting businesses. She does this with the help of her proprietary approach, The Consultant’s Model. The model starts by helping professionals clarify their focus so that they engage with their ideal client and build relationships that lead to proposals, signed contracts and paid work.

Laura offers project management and consulting seminars and training, writes blog articles, and has a YouTube focuses on consulting insights. She is the author of Project Management for Flat Organizations, a 2013 Small Business Book Awards winner.

More from Laura: Podcast episode #163 with Elise Stevens – How to start your project management consulting career.

What is your project management super power?

Ability to get PMs to think differently about themselves so that they become leaders instead of doers.

How can gender diversity be improved in the project management profession?

Stop looking at PM from a Technical Perspective and start highlighting women in other fields – health care, education, nonprofits, etc – some great PMs that are never highlighted.

As the profession evolves, what skills do you think will be key for future success?

Team building – clarity of focus – you are not just a project manager – you are a project manager with a focus.

How do you recover from difficult situations?

Start by eating myself to death – then pick myself up, determine what I can learn from the situation (and hope I never encounter or do the same thing again), and then ignore it. Move on and forget about it.

What are your tips and techniques for conflict resolution?

Talk it out.

Which 3 words best describe why you enjoy being a project manager?

Helping others succeed.




Hello amazing women of the project management world! My Celebrating Women in Project Management Series highlights your stories to inspire others, raise the profile of women in the project management profession, and to further strengthen our global network.

  1. If you’re a woman working in project management, I want to hear from you! Submit your profile today to make sure to be included in this years event which has already begun.
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