Who we are
At Furst Group, we are in our fourth decade of providing talent and leadership solutions to the healthcare and insurance industries. We invite you to learn more about our respected team.
Laurie Schamber excels at partnering with corporate leaders to provide strategic leadership in developing executives and optimizing leadership teams. With many years of expertise in talent management and executive coaching, she designs and implements customized solutions to maximize the capabilities of an organization’s key leaders. She is known as a trusted advisor and coach to executive teams with a passion for awakening and accelerating their leadership potential.
As an expert in leadership and organizational development, Laurie partners with senior leaders to transition teams and individuals into peak performers who deliver strong business results. Laurie has a successful track record in designing and implementing enterprise-wide solutions for attracting, engaging and developing high potential talent, including succession planning and team development.
Laurie also has served as a senior executive for several multi-billion-dollar corporations in talent management, organizational development, human resources and operations. She has designed and aligned leadership development processes to meet the strategic needs of global businesses, and has worked across the sectors of healthcare, technology, manufacturing, financial services and non-profits. Her clients have included BorgWarner, RSM, Dycom, Federal Signal and Zurich Insurance.
She holds certifications in a wide variety of leadership assessments, including Hogan, Franklin Covey, Personnel Decisions International, Discovery Learning, Saville-Holdsworth Limited, Center for Creative Leadership, Denison and Human Synergistics.
Laurie earned a master’s degree in management and organizational behavior from Benedictine University, and a bachelor’s degree in social work and psychology from Southern Illinois University.