Laura Weiss is a leadership coach, mediator, facilitator, and strategist. She specializes in working with design leaders, teams, and organizations that are navigating a transition in pursuit of their own specific innovation and growth objectives.

A former licensed architect, Laura spent a decade with the global design firm IDEO as a Practice Director and Associate Partner. She subsequently assumed leadership roles inside a variety of service enterprises in both the private and social sectors. In addition to her independent practice she is a Senior Innovation Advisor at award-winning consulting firm Slalom and an Adjunct Professor at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco.

Laura holds a B.Arch. with honors from Cornell University, an M.Arch. from Yale University, and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. A lifelong learner, Laura has also earned a Graduate Certificate in Mediation and Applied Conflict Studies from Champlain College in Burlington, VT. She is a CTI trained Co-Active coach and is in the process of completing her coaching certification.

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Laura is based in Northern California
but works in multiple time zones.