About Lora

Born Communicator

As the Executive Director for TeamMates Mentoring of Sioux Falls, and a Gallup® Certified Strengths Coach, Lora Hayes is committed to building strong communities by empowering individuals to use their strengths to live a purpose-driven life in service to others.

My Story

How I Got Started

Trained in education, Lora has a unique background in organizational leadership, healthcare, nonprofit organizations, professional coaching, public speaking, and employee training.

As a Minnesota native, and graduate of Southwest Minnesota State University, Lora’s favorite pastime entails connecting with community members and spending time with her husband and daughters.

"Lora is an exceptional speaker who brings energy into the room, draws out her audience and adjusts to the responses that she receives. Every single time that Lora spoke to my groups, she was rated the highest speaker of our entire conference. I cannot recommend Lora highly enough."

Terry Parker
Vice President
Velair Property Management

"Lora is a talented leadership coach and facilitator. Her passion for leadership effectiveness, healthy workplace team dynamics and maximizing individual strengths makes her a trusted resource. Lora brings a unique combination of expertise and sincerity to her work, resulting in strong relationships and great business results."

Sandra Wallace
AVP, Employee Relations & Talent Acquisition
First Premier Bank/PREMIER Bankcard

"I have had the opportunity to work with Lora in a few capacities; she has helped me personally grow as a leader and she has helped the teams I have worked with. Lora does a phenomenal job facilitating the Gallup Strengths Finders and Crucial Conversation workshops. She is always well prepared and knows how to engage any group. She keeps everything very interactive and fun. Lora can point out your strengths just by having a short conversation with you. She has the capacity to help you find areas you need to work on and can productively guide you through to the solutions. If you are looking for someone to help you grow, strengthen your team, or for an engaging speaker; look no further!"

Lisa Meyer, LNHA
Nursing Home Administrator
Marquis Companies

"Lora Hayes is a dynamic speaker who is at ease with a large crowd of thousands or a small group of 20 people. She is able to quickly read the crowd and adjust her presentation is adjust her presentation so that everyone is engaged from beginning to the end."

Nicole Holm
Compliance Director of HCBS
Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society