Elke is passionate about elevating individuals to achieve their maximum potential, self-enlightenment, and utilization of inherent strengths. She sees the beauty and rhythm of creating well-orchestrated teams where all team members are playing to their strengths to maximize their unique talents. She strives to build communities of collaboration, innovation and most importantly trust.

Responsible for:

  • Crafting well defined recruiting programs to source qualified commissioned sales professionals from associate level up to partner level.

  • Developing corporate sales professional mentoring program.

Recognized as an industry leader:

  • NAI Global Members’ Leadership Board of Directors
    (2014 to 2017)
  • The Greater Houston Partnership’s Regional Economic Development Council and Real Estate Committee Member (2014 to 2017)
  • Houston Association of Realtors’ Commercial Gateway Board of Directors (2013 – Present)
  • Graduate of The Center for Houston’s Future – Business and Civic Leadership Forum (Fall 2014)
  • University of Houston’s Program for Excellence in Selling Advisory Board
    (2002 – 2006)
  • University of Houston’s C.T. Bauer College of Business, Adjunct Professor in Marketing & Entrepreneurship (2004-2006)
  • A founding Board Member of the CBRE Women’s Networking Forum
    (2000 – 2006)
  • Chaired the CBRE Sales Professional Mentoring Program (2000 – 2006)
  • As CEO of Laughlin Consulting Group, I’m excited to announce my affiliation with  LiquidSMARTS℠ as a consultant partner.

Elke earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration with concentrations in Marketing and Management from Louisiana State University. She is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the state of Texas.