Teresa Lawrence, PhD, PMP, CSM, is recognized as the SME on the integration of Creative Problem Solving into Project Management. Teresa knows the importance of letting clients stay focused on their work while projects keep moving toward completion. Her goal is to keep you focused on deliverables, engaged with stakeholders to produce better decision making.
Teresa serves as Senior Advisor to the Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Studies at the University of the Virgin Islands, where she also has faculty responsibilities in the Creative Leadership for Innovation for Change PhD program. Teresa is a consistently highly rated trainer with PMI and occasionally teaches graduate courses in Project Management in the Embry Riddle Aeronautical University’s Worldwide program.
Over 85K people have participated in one of her in-person or virtual trainings, workshops, keynotes or facilitated sessions. Teresa utilizes FourSight, the industry leading assessment that reveals individual and team preferences toward the problem solving and innovation process. She provides professional services in creativity, creative problem solving, process evaluation, project management and a variety of development supports to help organizations innovate and implement solutions that build organizational capacity and ensure value realization.
Her personal business, International Deliverables, LLC, a New York State Women Business Enterprise (WBE), won the 2019 Small Business Administration Home-based Business Award.
On a personal note, Teresa has lived in Western New York for much of her adult life. As a result of being educated in Germany and in the United States, she brings a global perspective to her work and community.