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Laura Lafata "La Diva"

Today’s guest is Laura Lafata, aka La Diva.  Laura is a hospitality veteran, personal chef, comedian, and world traveler.  Today we’ll be talking about creating a life midair by putting your positive foot forward, taking that jump and just making something happen that you enjoy.  Life can throw you lemons and Laura explains that even if that's the case you can overcome it and push forward to a bright future!

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La Diva Cucina Inc. is my culinary entertainment company where I conduct hip, fun and unique cooking and cocktail classes! Parties, events and corporate: have fry pan, will travel!Laura Lafata

Born and raised in Michigan, La Diva began cooking at eight-years-old and has been creating and imbibing in cocktails and other libations since she was legal!

She has enjoyed dual careers as an advertising sales and marketing executive as well as working for years in hospitality, mostly as a cocktail bartender.

Laura has been fortunate enough to live in some of the most beautiful and vibrant cities in the world: Sydney Australia, Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami Beach. Living in these varied cities allowed Laura to explore a multitude of ethnic food styles, which she quickly embraced!

La Diva launched La Diva Cucina Inc, her culinary entertainment business, teaching cooking and cocktail classes for private parties and events in August 08. She loves to delight her students and friends with saucy stories and entertaining tips. La Diva also offers personal chef services and catering for specializing in intimate cocktail parties.

La Diva lives on Miami Beach with her sidekick and personal dee jay, DJ Nevah L8(for dinnah!) They enjoy life to the fullest and ALWAYS with a suitable aperitif!


About Paul Boynton:

Paul S. Boynton is President & CEO of The Moore Center, an agency that serves people with intellectual, developmental and personal challenges by creating opportunities for a good life.


In addition to over 35 years in the health care, human services and nonprofit world, Mr. Boynton has served on numerous boards in New Hampshire in leadership roles, including Pastoral Counseling Services, Special Olympics NH and the New England Heart Institute.  He currently serves on the boards of Catholic Medical Center and The Bedford Ambulatory Surgical Center.   


He received his B.A. in Social Work from the University of New Hampshire and his M.A. in Counseling from Goddard College. 


Mr. Boynton is the author of the motivational book Begin with Yes, hosts the TV Show Begin with Yes, and writes the column, Begin with Yes in the Workplace.  He is currently using his book to help unemployed and underemployed people in New Hampshire and nationwide, offering free downloads of his book in an effort to communicate that when developing an effective job search strategy, positive attitude plus positive action leads to a positive result.


Mr. Boynton’s philosophy on life - reach out a hand to help someone, because as you do, there’s always someone ahead holding out a hand for you.