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Lara Stone

Lara Stone has been achieving results as an employee, a board member and a trainer with non-profit management teams for over 15 years. Her recent work has focused on results-oriented strategy implementation, leadership teambuilding and employee mentoring. Lara has worked with non-profit organizations in the U.S. and Canada. She resides in a historic home in southeastern Massachusetts with her husband and their three boys.

Prior to becoming an independent consultant (a Principal with Potentia Consulting), Lara was the Assistant Director of the Greater New Bedford Workforce Investment Board, Inc., a public-private partnership focused on ensuring employers have access to a skilled and educated workforce. Preceding this, she served as Executive Director of Rebuilding Together (Christmas in April), a nonprofit housing and community rehabilitation organization in Providence, RI. Lara has a demonstrated ability to build strong partnerships between public and private sector constituencies, having worked for the Boston Private Industry Council, the Americorps program, City Year, and consulting with the Mayorís Office in Boston. Lara has been involved in helping organizations address issues crucial to business success which has impacted all levels of the organization.

Laraís work has involved:

Some of Lara's recent clients include:

Lara holds an MBA in business and social policy from the Heller School at Brandeis University. Her Bachelor's degree is from Cornell University in sociology/human ecology.