About Us

Our Philosophy

Our MISSION

You are the expert in your sphere of influence and leadership. Our goal is to guide you to your greatest success—unleashing new possibilities and potential. As a partner, we come alongside you to create space so you can find your voice, see your vision, and imagine what the right action for the future could be for you, your team, and your organization.

Our relationship-based coaching mindset allows us to co-design creative interventions and sustainable solutions. We enter with a plan using evidence-based models, knowing we will need to pivot and flex to meet your unique needs in the moment. Much of the value we bring as consultants is in our external objectivity and neutrality. We listen and observe what’s happening, looking for subtle dynamics and for what’s not being said.

Whatever our journey looks like together—whether taking small steps in a new direction or diving into a new trajectory of transformation—you will leave ready to carry the work forward and continue pursuing your success.

We give voice and action to an emerging future.

Our COMMITMENT
to Each other and Our Clients

We believe every voice holds value and everyone should be empowered to bring their full and authentic self to work. We celebrate diversity and feel a deep responsibility to move organizations from good intentions to meaningful action around equity and inclusion. We approach this work with intentional awareness, curiosity, and respect. As consultants and coaches, we recognize our ability to influence individual behavior and organizational culture, and we aim to always create safe and inclusive environments that encourage our clients to learn, grow, connect, and innovate.

Our IMPACT

Our work facilitates profound, sustainable transformation—both individually and organizationally—that lasts for years after the engagement ends.

Our Values

Connection

Relationships are the core of our company: we build relationships of service with depth and intimacy, connecting people, resources, and ideas to support learning and growth at the individual and organizational level. By practicing the quality of presence, we build trust.

Professionalism

We strive to always be on the edge of our own professional growth, committed to continuous learning and reaching toward achieving goals and outcomes as we stretch others to reach their own. We’re committed to service through a mindset of abundance, gratitude, and sharing.

Love

The foundation for all we do is our love of humanity, for the greater good. We lead with kindness, courage, and empathy with an inclusive, nurturing, and supportive approach that serves the client and one another.

Vitality

We show up with enthusiasm and an appreciative, fun perspective. Our intention is to add light and bring sustaining energy into every situation. We demonstrate and teach resilience , helping those around us find joy and meaning.

Our Team

Laurie K. Cure, PhD

Gail Gumminger, MPA

HOLLY LEMASTER

Beth Stiner, MOD

MYSTIE JOHNSON-FOOTE, MD, MBA

Elyse McDonald

Kailey Bowser

ALISA BENNETT

MADELINE J. CASHDOLLAR

Libby Nicholson, PHR

Chelsea Brandly

Jolinda Pullen

HANNAH KAISER

Press

Check out noteworthy interviews, articles, and mentions of Innovative Connections in the press.

Managing Employee Fear During Times of Uncertainty

Wondering how to help employees move beyond negative emotions and seize the opportunity within the heart of the crisis? Innovative Connections CEO Dr. Laurie Cure provides some insight in a recent CEOWorld article.

ceoworld magazine

Working from home: The pros, cons and potential pitfalls of it becoming permanent

Remote work is challenging businesses everywhere. Read about the hurdles ahead and what business leaders need to think through to sustain remote-work setups.

epodcast network

Leading Without Fear with Laurie Cure

How do we drive accountability within an organization without the introduction of fear? Dr. Laurie Cure discusses the complexity and prevalence of fear in the workplace and offers strategies for how to better understand fear and emotions in your role of leadership.

The Denver Post
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