LaRae was born and raised on a cattle ranch in Wyoming where she learned many of the survival skills she would need as an FBI agent. After twenty years as an undercover and counterintelligence agent, LaRae became the spokesperson for the FBI in Northern California for four years. Although the job description had changed, she used the same set of communication skills to present both a compelling message and positive image of the FBI.
LaRae completed graduate studies at Arizona State University before joining the FBI. She has also completed graduate studies at San Francisco Theological Seminary.
“Never ask, Can I do this? Instead ask, How can I do this?”
— LaRae Quy
I had the pleasure of working with LaRae as part of Ceridian’s Leadership for Women program. When I approached LaRae she was incredibly responsive and worked extremely hard to ensure that her workshop met the needs of our group. LaRae presented to over 60 women from across our global organization and the response was overwhelmingly positive! And, when LaRae offered participants a chance to participate in her on-line training program, the available seats filled up in just minutes! I think LaRae’s work on mental toughness has many applications and I highly recommend her for any speaking engagement.