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Perpetual: is excited to welcome Laura McKenna to the team!  

Laura is a West Point graduate, former Army Officer and Afghanistan Veteran, and an award-winning leadership educator.  

Laura has over 20 years of experience leading high-performing people and organizations.  She has extensive experience in leadership development, talent optimization and executive coaching.  Her areas of expertise are in facilitation of performance-optimization programs and women’s leadership development.  

After commissioning as a Military Police Officer, Laura led organizations on deployments to the Pentagon in the immediate aftermath of the 9.11.2001 attacks, and to Afghanistan.  Upon returning home, she transferred to Aviation and flew Blackhawk helicopters.  

Laura earned a master’s degree in education from the University of Virginia.  She finished her military career teaching leadership at West Point, at which she received the Krzyzewski Award for Character Education Excellence.  

« We are honored to welcome Laura to the team, and fully expect that she will continue to use the experience, skill, and work ethic she has demonstrated throughout her career both in the military and the private sector, to achieve the best results for our clients,” says Steve Morrissey, Perpetual’s CEO & Founder. “We are excited about this opportunity to continue to grow and diversify our team. Laura provides invaluable skills to the firm as well as decades of experience in Client Facilitation and Executive and Team Coaching that directly contribute to our position as leaders in the talent advisory space.”

Upon transitioning from the military, Laura has held corporate people leadership, client relationship, and planning roles in manufacturing, physical security, and financial services.  

Having spent over five years as an executive coach and leadership development trainer, Laura is a speaker, functional health coach, and human performance coach. 

Given her upbringing as a military” brat” followed by her own service-driven relocations, Laura has lived internationally in both Europe and Asia, and has relocated a total of 25 times in her life, making her a great fit for our culturally agile approach.  

As a transatlantic talent advisory firm that builds and cultivates human-centric, high-performance cultures, we are thrilled to add her talents and skillset to the value that Perpetual provides our clients.

About Perpetual:

Perpetual: is a transatlantic talent advisory firm that builds and cultivates human-centric, high-performance cultures through transformational initiatives designed to serve as a catalyst for improved organizational health.

At the core of our delivery is a trusting and open partnership with our clients and candidates. Our global team prides itself on our high levels of cultural agility, integrity and delivering the impact that our clients are looking for.​

We have offices in New York, Paris, and Connecticut.