Lauren Powers


University of Texas at Austin, BS, BA, BA
University of Texas at Austin, MA


Lauren is a Master Certified Coach who supports individuals, teams, and entire organizations in initiating and sustaining significant change. She began her career with Motorola as an Organization Development Consultant and then as a Change Management Manager. After seven years there, Lauren joined the boutique consulting firm Dibianca-Berkman, which focuses on transformational change. She coached senior managers, taught high performance team workshops, and facilitated large group events.

Since 1999, Lauren has concentrated on leadership development coaching in organizations ranging from entrepreneurial start-ups to global giants. She coaches leaders toward their vision, power, and productivity. Lauren is also the author of The Trouble with Thinking, a guide to how our perceptions create our realities. She is currently working on her second book, The Trouble with Other People. Her continuing research on neuroscience, identity, and misinterpretation profoundly informs her work. She also has been a senior faculty member for thirteen years with The Coaches Training Institute, where she teaches people to become professional coaches.

Recent clients

Microsoft, Elekta Cancer Care, Scripps Networks, Tudor Investments, Shantou University (China), CapGemini (France), Royal Bank of Scotland, Wells Fargo, Marriott Hotels, American Express, ING, Royal Bank of Canada, Tom Group (Hong Kong).

Training and certification

The Coaches Training Institute, Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC); International Coach Federation, Master Certified Coach (MCC); CRR Global, Advanced Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC); The Leadership Circle Profile; Myers-Briggs Type Indicator; Hogan Leadership Assessments.

At The Boda Group…

Lauren is dedicated to her clients’ growth, progress, and freedom. Her specialty is working with leaders and their teams on the thoughts behind their behaviors. Identifying interpretations and assumptions is the starting point for real transformation. From there, people can communicate more skillfully, include and trust others, face up to conflict, and stretch into their visions.

Leadership is…

a courageous endeavor. Successful leaders must balance caring relationships, authentic self-knowledge, and the achievement of results. Attending to the nuances of one’s own impact, engaging with people’s feelings, and letting others do the work are mighty challenges, even for the best of us.

When I’m not working with clients I’m…

at home in Sonoma County, CA, wishing the gophers weren’t eating all the goodies in our organic garden.