Episode 33: Finding Opportunities in the Little Things with Laura Aufleger

Personal Growth with Michael and Carolyn

Here at Loveworks, we believe leaders are readers! This week Michael and Carolyn are sharing their favorite books!

Laura Aufleger: President of OnCue

Let’s meet our Dreamer and Doer! Although she is currently the President of OnCue, Laura Griffith Aufleger started by working at one of the stores at age 15. Prior to rejoining the company, she was a Vice President at Direct Development, a commercial real estate development company in Dallas. She also worked for Ackerman McQueen in OKC and The Richards Group in Dallas. Laura received a degree in journalism from the University of Oklahoma. Laura serves on the Governing Resource Board for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma. She is a long- time advocate and spent over a decade as a mentor in the communities of Stillwater, Norman and Dallas. She serves on the Allied Arts Board and on the executive leadership team for the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum and Annie Oakley Society (Little Sure Shots). She is on the C-Store News Editorial Advisory Board. She is a parent representative on the Presbyterian Preschool Advisory Board and a member of the PTO and Homeroom Mom. Laura received the Top Women in Convenience Award, was named 40 under 40 Leaders to Watch by Convenience Stores Decisions and was named a 2020 Achiever’s Under 40 by the Journal Record. Laura is married to her husband Barrett and they have three children- Griffith (9), Ella (6), and Scarlett (3).

Laura feels she is both a dreamer and a doer. She says before you can do anything, you have to dream it! All powered by coffee of course.

Starting with a Fisher-Price Cash Register

Laura had big dreams as a little girl. She would play with her Fisher-Price cash register and start her own play-business. She wanted to do it all!

Laura faced many challenges and realized life may not be what she thought it would look like. She never pictured herself working at a convenience store. However, she continued to take opportunities that showed up in front of her. She learned many skill sets that she was able to use in her now role as OnCue President.

Serving and Making a Difference

Laura had a dream to become philanthropic when she was younger. At OnCue, she is able to fulfill that dream by supporting different organizations through her company. Being in business does not mean you cannot also be generous!

Middle School Advice

Perseverance and taking opportunities in front of you can lead you to a place where you can make a difference in the world. Continue to focus on your goal. And your braces will come off!

Big Brother Big Sister

To learn more about Big Brother Big Sister visit https://www.bbbs.org.

Key Takeaways

  • Don’t dismiss regular life tasks. Take the opportunity in front of you to learn new skill sets!
  • You can still be generous in the business world.
  • You can make a difference no matter your career.

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