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What Others Have to Say


“Amazing ability to help me define and refine my message both personally and professionally. A great asset for my transition to a larger fan base. Kudos!” – Brooksie Wells, Independent Music Professional, Washington DC Metropolitan Area

“Super smart, dynamic, and personally compassionate, Dr. Laura Hills offers insights that remind me how important it is for all professionals to stay abreast of changes and innovations in their business practices and working relationships." – Peter Skoro, Attorney-at-Law and Associate Broker, KW Commercial Real Estate, Charlottesville, Virginia

“I really love your writing! Such great thoughts to ponder over! You inspire. You are gifted. Good food for thought. Always thought provoking, never disappoints.” -- Nancy Borg, Professional Organizer, Move the Mess, Serving Nassau and Suffolk Counties, New York

“I have known Dr. Laura Hills and the work of Blue Pencil Institute for the past two years…I would highly recommend Dr. Hills for any of your company needs. She will get the job done with panache!” – Dr. Jennifer Wild, Owner, Alternate Perspectives, Washington, DC

“I like how you dare professionals to think big!” – Dr. Cynthia Howard, Professional Coach, Santa Barbara, California 

“Dr. Hills’ lessons are more than just the sum of great words; she brings them to light with a lively, engaged style that keeps people interested.” – Martin Smith, Owner, Best Messenger Courier Service, Washington, DC Metropolitan Area

“You're nurturing the seed of leadership in me. When you write, I’m fed.” – Samuel Okoriogha, Auto Electrician, Lagos, Nigeria

“Dr. Laura Hills is truly a personal and professional development virtuoso. I highly recommend her as a speaker and trainer. She’s simply phenomenal.” – Karin Collis Arnette, Karin’s Custom Images, Quality Advertising Specialties, Washington DC Metropolitan Area

“Just wanted to thank you so much again for EVERYTHING!!! You are such an incredible blessing to my life and I appreciate you with all my heart!” – Jennifer LaGuardia, Competitive Body Builder, Los Angeles Metropolitan Area

“Blue Pencil Institute helped me by writing my resume when I started looking for a job. It was an excellent resume and I was hired right away. I have received positive comments about my resume whenever I have had an interview.” – Tina Segismundo, Administrative Assistant and Office Coordinator, Reston, Virginia

“I highly recommend Dr. Laura Hills as a career coach and strategist for change management, motivation and staying determined. I really like her monograph, Climbing Out of a Rut. I will be recommending this to my federal career clients at as well!”
Kathryn Troutman, CEO and Founder, The Resume Place, Baltimore, Maryland

“I appreciate your efforts. Many portray themselves as out to help. Few deliver. You do.” – Chris Ostereich, MBA, Sustainability Lead and Project Manager, St. Louis, Missouri

“Dr. Laura Hills seems to have the reserves of stamina that the Energizer Bunny would envy…She is utterly professional, organized, and meticulous, always answering emails and phone calls promptly and thoroughly, never leaving questions unanswered. Above all, she is incredibly bright and articulate in all her communications, from her books and articles to her public speaking, from tweets to blog entries, and – dearest to my heart – her clear and literate emails…She is the first person I would turn to for professional advice and inspiration.” – Laura Carter, Owner/President, Carter Publishing Studio, Fulton, Missouri


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