Ellen Rosenthal, former President and CEO, Conner Prairie

“While serving as the President of Conner Prairie, Laurie worked with me to select a Chief Development Officer at a critical time in the museum’s development.  Not only did she search out and present excellent candidates, participate in many rounds of candidate interviews, and guide me on salary negotiations, but also offered her invaluable observations based on years of experience. The person chosen turned out to be a star that reshaped the division and significantly raising the efficiency and efficacy of the staff. The experience made me wish I had chosen Laurie as a consultant on previous searches. I enthusiastically recommend Laurie Woodhouse.”

William Moses, Managing Director Kresge Foundation

“We have a relatively small team, with limited turnover, so a new hire is an important change for us.  Laurie did a terrific job of helping us, from developing the job description and search brief, identifying a racially and ethnically diverse and well-qualified pool, and to helping us narrow down and select our final candidate.  In particular, I appreciated her candor and the kindness she showed to the many wonderful candidates that we were not able to make an offer to.  I would wholeheartedly ask her to help us in another search and am pleased to recommend her to others.”

Curt Simic, President Emeritus Indiana University Foundation

“The quality of leadership in a decentralized institution can be very uneven. That has been the case at Indiana University from time to time. The most uniformly professional and productive the staff has been was when Laurie Woodhouse conducted searches for leadership positions across Indiana University.

Whenever a dean of campus chancellor or provost engaged Laurie the results were predictable – an excellent candidate pool from which to choose. She is productive because she is knowledgeable, hardworking and an excellent communicator. I would seek her counsel, content that the results of her efforts would be excellent.”

Matt VandenBerg, Vice President for Advancement Alma College

“I have worked with Laurie as both a client and a candidate and have come to see her as a go-to ally and partner in talent management. She has an extensive network, is an outstanding listener, and operates with an engaging and calming demeanor. Laurie is able to quickly learn the character, values, and needs of her clients and works diligently to find the right fit for them. At the same time, she is extremely kind to candidates and offers them constructive feedback and advice with a gentle, professional touch. In short, she is the consummate matchmaker, and I highly recommend her services.”