Lauren Russo is a career, life and business coach for creative professionals, academics and entrepreneurs, helping them increase productivity, implement effective action plans, strengthen leadership and make successful career transitions.
As an executive and life coach with The Creative Executive, Lauren combines practical coaching tools and assessments with a strengths-based approach to shift client mindset for effective, lasting transformation around a clear, strategic vision. She trains and facilitates groups around goal setting, time and project management, accountability, leadership, developing strong habits and communication.
Lauren was trained and certified by the Martha Beck Life Coaching Training Program, with 200+ training hours with Martha Beck, Ph.D. and master coaches, learning tools and approaches from positive psychology, leadership development, adult learning theory, thought-work and mind-body practices.
Prior to becoming trained as a coach, Lauren was program coordinator and associate editor of Iris Magazine, the award winning, nationally acclaimed magazine of the University of Virginia Women’s Center. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English Literature from the University of Virginia and was a fellow traveler at the American Academy in Rome, Italy. She was co-founder and producer of a monthly community storytelling show in Charlottesville, Virginia, and an advocate for in-crisis survivors of sexual and domestic violence for the Sexual Assault Resource Agency in Charlottesville. She lives in Austin, Texas.
Everyone I have talked with said it could be a game changer. Lauren was incredibly on point, sharp, experienced, and lovely.
-President/CEO, EO Columbus Forum, Work Session @ EO Retreat
I cannot begin to tell you how much everyone enjoyed you and can’t stop talking about your session. We can’t wait to have you back next year!
-Real Estate Company, Austin, TX, Work Session @ Annual Women’s Retreat
We love working with Lauren. We have used her at our annual retreat for two years now, and each time we have walked away with a clearer, cleaner vision of our firm, ourselves, and where we want to go next. She does a great job setting the tone for the day and keeping everyone on track. Having her facilitate allows the leadership team participate in meaningful discussions alongside everyone else. We couldn’t recommend her more.
-Co-Founder, Public Relations Company, Daylong Team Summit
My Regional Vice-President participated in a seminar that Lauren Russo facilitated and was so impressed that we asked her to create a leadership workshop for our Assistant Manager group. Lauren was very receptive to our content ideas and customized the presentation to highlight the areas that were most applicable for our group. She was an excellent presenter and our associates found her to be engaging, relatable and relevant. Our associates were able to set achievable goals for their career paths and described their time with Lauren as impactful and inspiring.
– Mindi, Southeast Regional Marketing Director, Windsor Communities