Who We Are

At CIE Advising, we believe everyone can innovate

  • Effective outcomes matter. We want organizations to continue to innovate and create for generations to come.  Principles for identifying and evaluating appropriate and implementable solutions matter.
  • Innovation processes work.  Innovation and creativity can be taught and developed, and key life skills can be built that enable effective risk-taking that is essential for every organization.
  • Teams succeed and innovate when they believe they can. When we connect, share vulnerability, and share our purpose, innovation and creativity thrive.

Our Leadership

Jim McLaughlin, Managing Partner

Jim brings over 35 years of aerospace industry experience in R&D, innovation, leadership, strategic analysis, and project management.  Jim’s passions extend beyond the corporate environment into public service in education and community leadership where his approach to community engagement, best practice implementation, transparency, and innovation in the public sphere are of greatest need.

Jim is experienced in operations and marketing analysis, geographic information services (GIS), research and development marketing, and customer relations for Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Technology Transfer (STTR) opportunities.

Dr. Laura McLaughlin,  Managing Partner

Laura is an associate professor of education and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses as well as coordinates a BA program for adult learners. Laura has over 20 years experience working with adult learners providing training, professional development and coaching in corporate and educational settings. She is coauthor of Nurturing Young Innovators: Cultivating Creativity in the Home, School and Community and Teaching the 4 Cs with Technology: How Do I Teach 21st Century Skills with 21st Century Tools.  Her energy is infectious and her enthusiasm for sharing her knowledge and skills with others has brought her frequent speaking engagements. Visit her website and you can follow her and stay in touch with efforts to nurture young innovators!

Our Publications

Our innovation coaching brochure here!

Our SBIR/STTR Development brochure here!

Do We Innovate As We Believe We Do? – Emerald Publishing

Framing the Innovation Mindset – Informing Science Institute

Key Codes

NAICS541618 – Other Management Consulting Services
541690 – Other Scientific and Technical Consulting Services
SIC7389 – Business Services, Not Elsewhere Classified
82990000 – Schools and educational services, nec
87119903 – Consulting engineer
87119902 – Aviation and/or aeronautical engineering
87420304 – New products and services consultants
87420500 – Business planning and organizing services
87420504 – New business start-up consultant