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

It all starts with asking the right questions.

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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

What constraints make you more creative?

There's a moment in Cris Beasley's interview with GoogleX co-founder Tom Chi, when they talk about how discomfort can be productive, and the role of artificial constraints in helping us move towards productivity.  I'm a fan of this approach. I find it often helps us...

What if you embraced your shadows? A curiosity experiment.

The naysayer.The social media addict.The procrastinator.The maximizer.The perfectionist.The people pleaser. I have a lot of demons, gremlins, shadow selves – whatever you want to call them – that show up on the regular. And while I enjoy a good debate with my demons,...

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...

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