Laura Huckabee-Jennings, President
Laura Huckabee-Jennings is the founder of Transcend, which has been serving executives, senior-level teams and promising entrepreneurial organizations since 2002. Transcend’s objective is to bring world-class tools and the latest scientific knowledge about business and human development into your business to achieve your ambitious goals.
Laura’s 20+ years of experience include line management roles in top tier consumer goods such as Procter & Gamble and Coca-Cola, as well as technology and consumer start-ups. She has managed businesses through extraordinary growth in markets around the world, including Japan, China, Israel, Poland and the US. She has used her results-oriented strategic approach to grow revenues and profits through driving new business and marketing models and executing with excellence and determination.
Laura holds degrees in Physical Chemistry from Princeton University, in Comparative Culture from Jochi (Sophia) University in Japan, and an MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. She speaks Japanese fluently and has a good knowledge of French and a smattering of other languages. She is actively involved in the business community, as President of the Board of the Women’s Economic Development Council, with the Partnership for Biotechnology Research, Women’s Business Center and Leadership Huntsville/Madison County (Class 22) as well as Board Development Chair for Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama. She is a Professional Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation, the largest internationally recognized certifying body for coaches, and is a Certified Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC). A sought-after and engaging keynote speaker, Laura speaks about Leadership and the Fearless Organization, as well as Change Resilience, Engagement, Emotional Intelligence, Style and Strategic Thinking.