Full Name
Laura Hamill, Ph.D.
Job Title
Chief People Officer; Chief Science Officer
Limeade and Limeade Institute
Speaker Bio
Laura leads the People Team, nurturing the company’s award-winning culture of improvement while developing groundbreaking people practices and architecting employee engagement strategies for Limeade and its 100+ enterprise customers. Laura is also the founder and Chief Science Officer of the Limeade Institute, which conducts proprietary research, establishes market points of view and keeps a pulse on the latest employee well-being and engagement trends. Along with her team of Ph.D. organizational psychologists, business insights experts and data scientists, Laura works with Limeade customers to translate the Institute’s research into actionable strategies and hands-on workshops to strengthen and evolve their employee engagement strategies.

A sought-after speaker and thought leader in the employee engagement field, Laura has spoken at major conferences, including the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions (NAHPC) Annual Forum, the HERO Annual Forum, Seattle Start-Up Week and many more. She has also been featured in Fast Company, SELF, Seattle Magazine and a handful of top HR publications.

Laura earned her Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology from Old Dominion University and a B.S. in psychology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She currently lives in Woodinville, Washington, with her husband, two children and golden retriever.

Laura’s Articles:

- U.S. News & World Report, “The Truth About Burnout — and how to Battle It“
- U.S. News & World Report, “5 Reasons Your Job is Bad for Your Health“
- U.S. News & World Report, “4 Ways Mindfulness and Meditation Can Help You at Work“
- HERO, “Organizational Support for Well-being Senior Leadership and Managerial Support Required“
- EBN, “How to keep work-life integration in check this fall”
- Benefits Pro, “6 tips for improving company culture”
- Recruiter.com, “Improve Your Talent Acquisition Strategy With Workplace Wellness”
- Benefits Pro, “5 Sleep Tips to Amp Up Productivity”
- Allbusiness.com, “Can stress at work actually be a good thing for your business?”
- TLNT, “8 ways to communicate your company culture”
- HR.com, “Is Your Wellness Program Falling Flat?”

Laura’s Speaking Experience:

- National Alliance Well-Being Summit, Denver
- Engage Keynote, Seattle
- MBGH Health and Benefits Conference, Memphis
- Silicon Valley Event with Dr. Barry Schwartz
- HERO Annual Forum, Phoenix (Fireside Session)
- Seattle Start-Up Week, Seattle (Company Culture Isn’t Your Ping Pong Table: Moving Away from Perks to Create a Culture that Sticks)
- National Alliance Annual Conference, Arlington
- American Heart Association / Benefit Health Conference
- Western Pensions & Benefits Conference, Seattle, April 20, 2016
- National Well-being Congress, Chicago, July 25-26, 2016
Laura Hamill, Ph.D.