Shape your business with purpose.
Step into leadership your way.
Stay focused on what matters most to you.
Love your work.

It all starts with asking the right questions.

Get curious.

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Hi. I’m Lauren. I help entrepreneurs, creative professionals, and accidental bosses discover their own definitions of success, and live (and work) in alignment with them. Some of the ways I do that include writing, coaching, teaching, public speaking, and advising a startup or two.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you find something here that makes your day a little brighter.

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Beyond Compare

Free yourself from comparison, claim your authority & succeed on your terms. A transformative digital program co-created with Tanya Geisler.

Curious for a Living: the e-book

Curious for a Living

Stop simply taking orders from your customers, and become a trusted advisor and co-creator instead – by asking these essential questions.

Business Courses at Lynda.com

I teach subjects like defining success for yourself, creating a design portfolio, and collaborative design. (And they’re insanely affordable.)

Latest Posts

How can you make time for fun and purpose?

Yesterday I wrote about my balance matrix – the framework I devised for shifting the conversation about “work-life balance” to one that focuses more on fun and purpose. Perhaps the trickiest part of applying the balance matrix to our lives is addressing...

Forget work-life balance – let’s talk about fun and purpose.

I had the huge pleasure earlier this week of being interviewed by Lizzie O’Leary from Marketplace Weekend about my take on work-life balance. (Hint: it involves ditching the “work vs life” dichotomy.)  The best interviewers both put you at ease and...

Why comparison matters – and how you can transform it

Since launching Beyond Compare, Tanya and I have been talking to a lot of people about comparison – why it matters, and how we go about transforming it. Maybe all this comparison talk resonates immediately with you, or maybe it all seems a little abstract. So today,...

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Impostor Syndrome

Claim the authority that’s uniquely yours

Women in Tech

Changing the gender ratio & increasing diversity

Systems of Sovereignty

Working on – not in – your business

Leadership & Accidental Bosses

Managing a team with authenticity and generosity