Becoming mindful communicators has become a necessity for us throughout our journey as husband and wife, parents of three inspiring kids, professional trainers and busy entrepreneurs. Life pulls us in many directions and we rely on our ability to “be present” and “connect” every day.
Our mission at Mindful Communications is to make positive contributions to the world and to help people become the best version of themselves. Creating safe training environments that foster breakthrough learning moments for every client is our promise.
We believe everyone is capable of positive behavioral change. We feel when people become more aware of their strengths and weaknesses, target specific skills for improvement, and practice proven strategies – the whole world benefits.
Mindful Communications is committed to helping people build self-confidence, discover inner balance, communicate more effectively and improve personal effectiveness.
We are grateful Mindful Communications allows us to combine our professional backgrounds and personal passions to teach others how to be present, connect and reach their next level of performance.
- Laura & Jeff
Meet Laura Armstrong:
Laura was raised in La Grange, Illinois and she is the youngest of four kids. After graduating from Iowa State University and while working for a non-profit organization, Laura realized that teaching was her true calling and she has dedicated 20+ years of her life to corporate training and consulting services. Laura makes a personal commitment to help each and every client reach their next level of communication effectiveness.
Laura has successfully trained Fortune 500 teams and executives in a variety of communication, alignment, diversity and leadership training initiatives. Client list includes: ABN AMRO, J. Walter Thompson, Kraft, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Sears and Turner Construction.
Co-founding Mindful Communications with her husband, Jeff, has been one of the greatest experiences of her life.
When Laura isn’t training the best-of-the-best, she enjoys photography, eclectic decorating, writing and rooting for her family and friends at every turn.
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Meet Jeff Armstrong:
Jeff grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan the oldest of three boys and he is an alumnus of Michigan State University. For over 20 years, he was the owner of OutSource Technologies, a successful Managed Services company located in Chicago; their business model was built around exceeding customer expectations. Client list included: The Art Institute of Chicago, DDB Needham, Illinois Tool Works (ITW), Northern Trust Bank and Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company.
Jeff went on a mission to discover the best tools and techniques to build resiliency and find flow in his life due to experiencing chronic stress. Jeff’s journey of self-improvement inspired him to become a certified trainer with The Institute of HeartMath and an expert on Heart Rate Variability (HRV).
In January 2017, Jeff sold OutSource Technologies to launch Mindful Communications with his wife, Laura, who shares his passion for helping people grow and develop.
Jeff enjoys reading, volunteering, mountain biking, listening to live music in small venues, and spending quality-time with family & friends.