“Something really simple got lost in the business world — the golden rule of kindness”

As a part of my series about about how leaders can create a “fantastic work culture”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Laura McHolm. Featured in Ladies’ Home Journal as one of 16 Women Making the World a Happier Place and one of the few women at the helm of a moving company, Laura McHolm had an unlikely start as co-founder of NorthStar Moving Company. Laura began university at the age of 16. After graduating from the University of California at Berkeley, she taught basic programming on Apple computers, then worked in marketing for Atari while the company was still in its infancy. After law school, she worked as a corporate intellectual property lawyer. In the mid-1990s, she moved away from the Fortune 500 to fulfill her more creative, entrepreneurial spirit and co-founded NorthStar Moving® Company in Los Angeles. Today, NorthStar Moving is the largest independent moving company in California, executing over 10,000 moves a year and is the go to mover for A-List celebrities and other movers and shakers. Her company has redefined the moving industry as the first to offer “eco-luxury” moving services, elevating basic moving and storage services to a new unparalleled level of customer service, customized care and environmental consciousness.