Laurie Hazard
 

Educator • Counselor • Consultant

Laurie
Hazard, Ed.D.

 
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Objective

To empower individuals and organizations to reach their potential

My objective is to deliver individual consultations, workshops and programs, professional development services, and keynote addresses that will empower individuals and organizations to reach their potentials. Since my background is in psychology and counseling, I approach this goal from that perspective.

Psychology is the study of behaviors (anything we do) and mental processes (our thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and attitudes). Students, for example, may be operating under the belief system that they are just not good at math; therefore, they simply don’t work hard in that subject area. An educator may not utilize technology in classroom instruction because doing so would mean changing the way in which she has taught for years. Under most circumstances, change can be difficult; when faced with change, humans have a tendency to “get stuck.”  What I am particularly good at is helping individuals and organizations “get moving” toward their goals, whether it is making the honor roll or dean’s list, becoming a more effective educator, designing a successful program, or managing short and long term projects. I see my role as supporting individuals to adjust their mental processes (mindsets), so they can enact particular behaviors (strategies) to recognize their potentials.

A famous psychologist, Carl Rogers, said that every human has what he calls a “phenomenal field.” The phenomenal field is made up of our subjective experiences.  Within it are our needs, goals, and feelings.  Sometimes though, within that phenomenal field are obstacles to our growth and development, preventing us from reaching our potentials.  In my individual consultations, workshops and programs, professional development services, and keynote addresses, my aim is to challenge individuals and organizations to dig deep, self-reflect, and identify roadblocks that prevent them from reaching their potentials, and indeed, making their phenomenal fields, well, phenomenal.

 


Education

Boston University, Boston, MA

DOCTOR OF EDUCATION IN CURRICULUM AND TEACHING
Graduated May 1997

 

boston university, bOSTON, ma

MASTER OF EDUCATION IN COUNSELING AND GUIDANCE
Graduated May 1990

 

tHE uNIVERSITY OF rHODE iSLAND, kINGSTON, ri

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN PSYCHOLOGY WITH DISTINCTION
Graduated May 1986

 

Oxford Brooke University, Oxford, England

UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES IN PSYCHOLOGY
1986

Awards

College Reading and Learning Association's Northeast Chapter:  Outstanding Contribution to the Field (March, 2013)

Learning Assistance Association of New England: Outstanding Service to Developmental Students (October 2010)

Learning Assistance Association of New England: Outstanding Research and Publication Award (November 2006)

National Institute for the First Year Experience and Students in Transition Award: Top 10 Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate (2006)

Bryant University Department of Athletics: 12th Man Award (2000-2001)

National Academic Advising Association: Institutional Award (1992)

Contact

Email: laurie@lauriehazard.com
Phone: 401 465 7764
Address: Smithfield, RI