About Lorette

Lorette Pruden, ready to listen


Lorette Pruden, PhD Business Advisor

New Book: Formerly Corporate by Lorette Pruden, PhD

Lorette Pruden, Ph.D., has helped hundreds of small business owners, sales professionals, entrepreneurs and community leaders since 2000 grow their businesses and manage that growth. How? Working one-on-one or in one of her business growth teams, Lorette delivers strategies that work, focus and structure, collaborative teams, and accountability. She is a Princeton chemical engineer turned entrepreneur, who works at the intersection of business and people processes. Her career spans three (so far) phases:

  • Chemistry—what is that?
  • Chemical engineering—how does it work? and
  • People—who’s going to make it happen?

Lorette consults, trains, coaches and inspires her clients to

  • Create strategic alliances and referral partnerships
  • Create a customized system of cultivating continuous referrals
  • Tap the collective wisdom of the mastermind team
  • Develop a business that is self-sufficient and
  • Produce enough profitable business to support the life they want to live.

Lorette was President of the National Speakers Association, NJ 2010-11, and has served on the Boards of the Institute for Management Consultants NJ, the NJ Youth Symphony, and the NJ Council for Farmers and Communities. She is a BNI member, and has run the Montgomery Friends of Open Space Farmers Market since 2003.

Lorette speaks, consults and writes on the transition from working for others to building a successful business. After nearly 30 years with Mobil, Lorette entered the world of the Formerly Corporate™.       Lorette’s new book Formerly Corporate:  Mindset Shifts for Success in Your Own Business, is now available.       She also co-authored  Finish Your Book: A time management guide for writers with Karen Hodges Miller of Open Door Publications.