Teresa Lawrence Celebrating Women in Project Management

Teresa Lawrence Celebrating Women in Project Management

Teresa Lawrence


Location: Buffalo, NY, USA

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(PhD, PMP, CSM) As president and owner of International Deliverables, a certified Woman Business Enterprise (WBE), Teresa helps companies, organizations and individuals to get underwhelmed by the perceived enormity of their project challenges.

Recognized as the industry leader integrating Creative Problem Solving and Project Management, Teresa consults, coaches, trains and develops the skill set, tool set and mid set of problem solving to address the unexpected, complex and ambiguous problems teams encounter in their work. Since 2017, over 50K individuals have been trained by Teresa.

Teresa is an alumna of the International Center for Studies in Creativity (ICSC), a current Trustee of the Creative Educational Foundation (CEF) and a former member of PMIs Registered Education Provider (REP) Advisory Board.

Teresa serves as an adjunct Assistant Professor with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide where she teaches graduate courses in Project Management and Decision Making and at the University of Buffalo where she teaches aspiring school administrators in creative leadership and project management.

International Deliverables, LLC is 2019 Small Business Administration Home-Based Business award recipient. In 2016, Teresa was identified by Buffalo Business First as a WNY Woman of Influence and the University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education as their Distinguished Alumni.

Teresa presents two-day sessions with PMI at their prestigious SeminarsWorld.

What is your project management super power?

I teach project managers to arrive at novel and useful solutions to the challenges they face.

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

Women need to become effective facilitators of problem solving.

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

Creative Problem Solving! The World Economic Forum identified complex problem solving as the #1 required workplace skill, critical thinking as #2 and creativity as #3, all by 2020.

How do you recover from difficult situations?

By reframing challenges as “creative questions” and then applying divergent, convergent and combinent thinking.

What are your tips and techniques for conflict resolution?

Use creative questions to be sure you are solving the right conflict!

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

Realizing stakeholders’ visions!




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.

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