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Lauren Russo



Director of Coaching and Training
+ Creative Executive Coach

Austin, TX




Coaching executives since 2013, Lauren specializes in leadership development experiences that deliver tangible outcomes. She is a pivotal part of the team and an accomplished employee mentor for clients of The Creative Executive. Her approach is grounded in the Martha Beck coaching framework. During 200-plus training hours, she mastered an arsenal of tools, including positive psychology, thought work, and mind-body practices. Lauren is also certified in Leadership Circle Profile. Through Structured Freedom, a program Lauren designed, she helps her clients improve their goal-setting, proactive decision-making, time and project management, accountability, mindset, relationship building, and communication skills. She also facilitates strategic planning sessions, designs mentorship programs, and develops leadership guides for her clients. She creates powerful results for executives — from individual contributors to team leads to specialists — and for organizations of all sizes and with diverse business needs. Outside of work, Lauren is passionate about civic engagement and has volunteered with Girls Empowerment Network; Indivisible TX-25; a domestic violence crisis hotline; and numerous local, state, and national political campaigns.

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Focus + Specialties

  • Change Management
  • Productivity + Time Management
  • Feedback + Communication
  • Executive Coaching
  • Sales Coaching
  • Leadership + Management
  • Persuasion + Influence
  • Team Dynamics
  • Personal Brand
  • Mentoring Program Design

Industry Experience

  • Tech
  • Marketing + Communications
  • Architecture + Design
  • Sales + Consulting
  • Education
  • Public Sector
  • Nonprofits + Social Enterprise


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Degrees + Certifications

BA, English Language and Literature // University of Virginia

MA, English Language and Literature // University of Virginia

MBTI Certified Coach 2012

Martha Beck Certified Life Coach 2013

Leadership Circle Profile 360 Assessment Certified 2018

Nonprofit Management Certificate 2010

Company Experience

Agencies in the Omnicom and Publicis networks,
Ann Inc.,
Capital One,
City of Austin,
Condé Nast,
CRC Insurance, a Truist Company,
TBG Landscape Architecture


In a year where all of the rules have changed, Lauren Russo has helped me navigate my professional growth and improved my skills in mentoring younger Circle of Women participants. As a seasoned vet in the industry, there isn’t much that I haven’t encountered. Lauren’s unique perspective and coaching style have challenged my thinking and have forced me to revisit expectations of myself, the organization, and the evolving world. Working with Lauren has allowed me to discover new desires and pursuits with a clear path to achieving them.

- Renee, Senior Executive, TBWA