Laura Sundberg is the Chief Marketing Officer at Inspire11. She has a passion and drive for creating transformational growth and value for people through trusted experiences.
The consulting arena has been home to Laura for over 17 years where she has led global high-performance teams focused on growth and business strategy, brand, marketing and communications, and learning and development. Some of her favorite work highlights include leading the optimization phase of one of the world’s largest retail transformations, designing and launching an employer brand and digital experience and maturing a global learning and development function to align people growth to business performance. Throughout her work, two fundamental concepts run deep: people and a growth mindset.
At Inspire11, Laura is building a strategic marketing function that will help take Inspire11, our clients, and communities to the next growth stage. In a short time, Laura has redesigned Inspire11’s digital footprint and evolved the visual and brand messaging strategy to better show the world the power of Eleven. Laura is also instrumental in designing and leading Inspire11’s corporate strategy, creating greater value in our employee experience, expanding the social enterprise arm of Inspire11, and helping our footprint scale to meet new customer needs.
What guides Laura’s work is genuine positivity, challenging the norm, and creating opportunities for others every step of the way. Some would say her superpower is disruptive ideation paired with the ability to take wildly complex concepts and communicate them in a simple and valuable way. Laura would say that’s just how her brain works.
Outside work, Laura is a proud wife and a mother of two children, Remi and Jack. The curiosity and boldness of her two children serves as an inspiration in her work and life. She believes in not taking yourself too seriously and is regularly seen dancing around the house to Fleetwood Mac or harnessing her growth mindset as she learns how to play tennis. Laura regularly volunteers and looks forward to expanding her impact and leadership in local communities as her small children start saying “Mom, Mom, Mom!” less.
While Laura is located in Charlotte, NC, she will never deny her Midwest roots. Laura attended (not THE) Ohio University, where she received a Bachelor’s in Human and Consumer Sciences while minoring in Business Administration. From school, Laura relocated to Chicago, IL where she eventually met and was mentored by two of Inspire11’s Founders, Alban Mehmeti and Hans Nelson. Laura’s love for Inspire11 started long before she joined, having watched and cheered on the fast impact the organization was making in the world. Laura is proud to be an Eleven and mesmerized by what’s in our future as we inspire a better tomorrow for all.