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, freelancers, and nonprofit leaders discover their own definitions of success, and live (and work) in alignment with them. Some of the ways I do that include coachingwriting, teaching, and advising a startup or two.

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Recent Writing

Why other people’s business “systems” haven’t worked for you

(Hint: it isn't you.) Most of us who start small businesses didn't start out in business school. We didn't read all the textbooks, or learn how to read a balance sheet until we'd gotten far enough to hire an accountant. We all have lots to learn, especially in the...

5 ways to redefine business growth

Some years, you look at your business financials and feel all warm and fuzzy. You hit or exceeded your targets; you did better than the year before; and all in all, your P&L statement has some very pleasing numbers that compare well to last year’s. Other years…...

The radical subversiveness of building a “lifestyle business”

Let’s talk about the value that so-called lifestyle businesses contribute, above and beyond pure profit. What is interesting and important happens mostly in secret, in places where there is no power. Nothing much of lasting value ever happens at the head table, held...

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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