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PUBLISHED: 10:24 AM on Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Laura Newsom
Capital City Weekly

  Laura Newsom
What is your definition of success?

As a marketing consultant, my definition of success is seeing people succeed and know that I had a very small part in their success.

What special challenges or advantages have you faced because you're a woman?

As a younger female, I would be offended when someone would say that women were more emotional then men. Now I know the secret. Call me, I'll share!

What has been your motivation?

I love the whole concept of "the American dream." I have a great deal of respect for people that move out of their comfort zone and reach for success. My husband Jeff loves what he does for a living and he is always researching and attempting to learn new things. He's been doing the same thing for 15 years and he still loves it. So he understands my passion and motivates me to reach forward. I am extremely motivated by the success of others.

How did you get started in this business?

My parents own a business in Texas. I would hear them talk about, "getting the word out" about their services. My dad is extremely talented and one of the best in his field, but he knew little about marketing. I knew that if I wanted to own a successful business, I would need to know about the world of marketing and simply put- what makes people respond.

Who was your mentor, and how have they influenced you?

Everyone seems to mention their parents, it is expected for a question such as this. However, I truly appreciate the lessons learned from my parents. They are hard working true Americans. I hope that I was influenced by both their successes and the difficult times.

With that said, I feel that we can learn and be influenced by the world around us. I have had wonderful people in my life. To only mention one person other than my parents would seem to belittle all of the influences I have had. I come from a very long line of very strong independent women. I appreciate all they did to make life a little easier for the rest of us.

Family:

My wonderful husband Jeff McCoy, who is always supportive of all my adventures and undertakings. I love you!!

We are very lucky to have some wonderful beautiful children in our lives, our nephews and nieces: Candone (who's not a child anymore!) Kaytlin and Grant all in Texas. Caleb, Cameron, Ashley and Brittany all in Oklahoma and our two beautiful godchildren: Airic and Brandi of Nevada. Life is good!


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