About Laura Watson

Your Partner For Moving Forward, Faster

By working together my staff turn-over has stabilized, my client retention has grown and my company has expanded.

Gena Rotstein, Dexterity Consulting

Hi! I’m Laura Watson, founder of Venture Coaching International. Based in Calgary, Alberta, I work with small business owners and executives across N. America. I’m passionate about helping my clients improve their life, business, communication and leadership effectiveness.

I graduated with an MSW from the University of Calgary and received my coaching certification from CoachU and the International Coach Federation. My expertise and commitment to personal mastery was recognized by the Calgary Association of Professional Coaches and the Universal Women’s Network.

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30 years ago I started my career counselling individuals and families. Then I decided to launch a coaching practice and build a business. I quickly learned that I lacked business building skills. I struggled and sabotaged myself until I finally dug in and figured it out. I learned how to shape my thinking and master my emotions. And I found the tools I needed to build a successful business.

I took my learnings and developed an approach, and tool kit, for applying business and leadership skills. Combined with my counselling background, my approach looks at the entire personal, business and leadership development journey. It’s designed to identify gaps and resolve issues quickly and efficiently.

To learn about this approach, visit my free stuff page. Download my eBook called, Level Up Your Leadership. It puts the leadership development journey into perspective and describes our Levelling Up process.

If like our approach, book a FREE coaching session. Let’s discuss your situation and develop a custom plan to help you succeed.

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What Makes Venture Coaching Unique?

  • Our clients are business owners, executives and technical team leaders. They generally have several direct reports, who often have direct reports of their own.

  • We coach the “whole-person”. We focus on owners and executives operating smaller organizations. We’ve taken 30 years of counselling and coaching experience and developed a comprehensive tool kit for dealing with business, leadership and personal issues.

  • Coaching is a working partnership. Your coach provides feedback, guidance, training, support and external accountability. Your job is to act on that feedback and direction with focus and commitment.

  • You can engage a coach at any point in your business and leadership journey. Our clients usually call when they have a solid business with competent people in place, but something is holding them back.

    Engage a coach when:

    • you’re feeling stuck
    • you or your team is in crisis
    • you’re burnt out or frustrated
    • your business is under performing
    • communication has broken down
    • you need accountability
    • you need some fresh perspective
    • your business has plateaued
    • there is team or partner conflict
    • you feel like a fish out of water

Level Up Your Leadership

Discover the seven levels of personal and leadership development. See where you're at and how to level up.


Laura has been my executive coach for two years. She has helped me define my life's purpose and create a life that is co ...

Kelly LaVallie
Partner, MNP

I didn’t know how much I needed Laura’s expertise until I met with her. I was at a point in my life/career where I n ...

Jacqui Mulikow
Mortgage Planner, Mortgage Architects

Laura helped me to uncover and transform the unconscious barriers I had to my own success.  After working with Laura my ...

Rebecca Graham P.Eng, CFP
Certified Financial Planner, Investors Group


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