Meeting Planner and Consultant Laurel Coote Pick My Brain

Hi, I’m Laurel Coote, CMM, and at Pick My Brain Consulting, we create amazing outcomes.

My greatest joy in life is to help others find success on their journey. Every turn on my own path has led me to this place – the place where I empower you to be amazing. The funny thing is, before I even realized it myself, the people around me recognized it. Maybe that’s why so many people have asked if they could Pick My Brain.

But, before we get to outcomes, let’s start at the very beginning.  Here’s a bit about me:

  • 25+ year in the hospitality industry as a Meetings & Event Manager, Content & Speaker Manager and Marketer / Trainer.
  • Experienced in marketing, branding, strategic planning and development for small businesses, entrepreneurs and non-profits.
  • Earned the CMP (Certified Meeting Professional Designation) and the CMM (Certificate in Meeting Management) in 1997 and 2002 respectively, both prominent certifications within the meetings and event industry
  • Served as an Accredited Trainer for Meeting Professionals International in 2010-2015, and have delivered the Global Certificate in Meetings and Business Events in Korea, Taiwan and the United States
  • Former Part-time faculty at Glendale Community College  Hotel and Restaurant Management Division  and Instructor at San Diego State University’s College of Extended Studies.

I’ve planned and executed meetings, conferences and special events for Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, churches and academic institutions, as well as helped small businesses to formulate their identities through development of their mission, vision and value statements.  I’m creative, passionate, and love helping others.

So, why choose Pick My Brain? 
My passion for community, education and excellence are the core facets of my business. I’ve identified the most important elements of my life and they are the foundation upon which Pick My Brain is built.   My team and  I work to bring those important elements to the services we provide to our clients,

Have I mentioned that I’m pretty passionate about this? In fact, I’ll even warn you that when you work with me you’re going to discover things you never knew were possible. I won’t let excuses and reasons become your roadblocks. You’ll learn to focus on your bottom line – be it a financial goal for your business, ROI for your next big event, or incorporating your passion into your brand. And, I’ll encourage and guide you on how to take the next big steps toward your success.

Together, we’ll create an amazing outcome.

So, come on. Pick My Brain about events, business, leadership, community… let us join you on your journey.

The Other Brains

Pick My Brain is privileged to have the Brain Power of some amazing and talented associates.  Meet the team!

Hi, I’m Carol A. BeckermanYou can pick my brain about finding the essence of your company’s value to clients and stakeholders, and building a strong brand around this value.

Hi, I’m Gail Emery, CMP

GailYou can pick my brain about Conference & Meeting Management.

Hi, I’m Joseph Chan

JosephYou can pick my brain about Event Registration,
Group Accommodations and Promotional Items

Hi, I’m Charles Chan Massey

CharlesYou can pick my brain about Event Marketing,
Operations and Strategy