a)plan coaching

Specializes in:

  • Organizational/Leadership Effectiveness and Development
  • Life Design
  • Career and Life Transitions

A talent development and human resources professional, Lauren has nearly 20 years of experience helping individuals and organizations to reach their greatest potential. Lauren’s clients have successfully navigated personal and professional challenges, including identifying and landing their dream job, achieving greater confidence and capability in their leadership effectiveness, and rejuvenating relationships with partners, family members, and themselves. She has designed the life of her dreams by creating strong work/life balance and infusing her passions for coaching, leadership development, and creativity into every aspect of her life.

Lauren has spent the past 13 years working in talent development within a Fortune 30 company. As a vice-president and Organizational Effectiveness and Development Consultant, she provides executive coaching to mid-to-senior level executives, and has also led initiatives for talent development strategy, including implementing programs focused on Team Effectiveness, Coaching, Diversity & Inclusion, and Informal Learning. Prior to this role, Lauren was a Strategy Consultant and Program Manager for Early Talent Planning, and has also worked with academic and non-profit institutions to lead development programs for young professionals.
When not coaching, Lauren can be found expressing herself creatively through quilting, painting, or doodling, often with her young daughter by her side. She considers herself a woman of the world, counting Paris, France, Salvador, Brazil, and Dusseldorf, Germany among her favorite destinations. She and her family reside in sunny Southwest Florida.

Education & Credentials


  • MBA, University of San Francisco
  • BA, Stanford University
  • CPCC, Coactive Training Institute (CTI)
  • ACC, International Coaching Federation (ICF)
  • Leadership Circle Profile – Certified
  • EQi 2.0 – Certified
  • TTI DISC & Motivators – Certified
  • Human Centered Design coursework, LUMA Institute
  • Former Board Member, International Coach Federation-Pittsburgh Chapter

Lauren has worked with executives, mid-to-senior and emerging leaders in a variety of organizations ranging from small nonprofits and social ventures, to large multinational companies.

Client Testimonial

“Lauren is an incredible coach. She is warm, friendly and flexible with her time. I never felt alone in the process of coaching. One of the reasons I chose to work with Lauren is her energy and presence by phone. Even now, months after completing our coaching contract, I still think about our sessions and feel that a little bit of Lauren is with me every day.”

C.S40, MBA Career Coach & Mother, Bloomington, IN

Client Testimonial

“When I first began working with Lauren, I was feeling undervalued and stuck. I wanted to explore making a professional shift, but wasn’t sure how to approach it. I also didn’t want to go through the stress of a big change and ultimately end up in an equally frustrating position in a different organization. Lauren’s approach and balanced exercises made me think differently about what I really wanted. Just a few months after working with Lauren, I was offered a position that provided everything I was looking for!”

M.H.37, Labor Organizer & Mother of 2

Client Testimonial

“Thank you for your kind and genuine words of encouragement. I absolutely loved the exercise we did together. It’s really opened my eyes to what I am putting out there and what my mind stops me from doing out of fear of others opinions.

T.O.Direct Sales Manager, Volunteer & Mother of 3

Client Testimonial

“I am a life coaching newbie and an instant convert – Lauren’s approach is nuanced, probing, attentive, and focused. In a few short weeks, she has helped me to identify promising new directions in my career and home life. I am grateful for her guidance, professionalism, necessary tough love, and support. Lauren has more than proven her value as a confidant and coach.”

JNC32, Architect and Mother of 2, Brooklyn, NY

Client Testimonial

“Working with Lauren over the last year has been an incredible journey that started out by identifying where I am, where I want to go and how to bridge the gap to get there. Now that I’ve started a new career that nicely fits with my skills, background and aspirations, my time with Lauren is focused on opportunities for development equally in my professional and personal life. Her constant support and encouragement have been and continue to be invaluable to me. She asks tough questions that help me to determine what I want to change and how to make it happen.”

LZS32, Project Manager and Mother of 2, Minneapolis, MN
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