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, working with business units to analyze and resolve issues with process improvement, group dynamics, and leadership development. Lauren then joined the boutique consulting firm Dibianca-Berkman, which focuses on transformational change. She coached senior managers on self-empowering ways of thinking and acting, taught high-performance team workshops, and designed and facilitated large group events for the client IT organization.

Since 1999, Lauren has concentrated on leadership development coaching in organizations ranging from entrepreneurial startups to global giants. She is the author of The Trouble with Thinking, a guide to how our perceptions create our reality. 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 has also been a senior faculty member for 13 years with The Coaches Training Institute, where she teaches people to become professional coaches.

Recent clients

Marriott Hotels, Scripps Networks, YSC, CapGemini, Microsoft, IBM, CSC, AOL, Momenta Pharmaceuticals, athenahealth, Royal Bank of Scotland, Wells Fargo, American Express, Royal Bank of Canada, the Federal Reserve, 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.