Laura Crandall founded her management consulting firm, Slate Communication, in 2009. For over thirty years, she has worked in and consulted with industries that include manufacturing, journalism, hospitality, and academia; fifteen of those years were spent managing teams.

Laura’s work is dedicated to helping people within organizations discover and develop foundational management and communication skills—the things we assume everyone has, but rarely discuss. She is an instructor in the Career and Academic Resource Center at Harvard Extension School, where she teaches about workplace communication. Laura earned her master’s degree from Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she studied cognitive neuroscience and organizational behavior.

A Midwesterner at heart, Laura makes her home among the people of New England. Her favorite date of the year is March 4th—the best day to start new endeavors because it is both a date and an imperative command: March Forth! You can connect with her via her website: