Lauren is a sought-after expert in the art of speaking and communication for leaders and working professionals. An experienced speaker, coach, and trainer, she has worked with audiences from Canada, the US, the UK, and beyond. Armed with a deep understanding and passion for the art, science, and alchemy of interpersonal communication and public speaking, she sheds light on difficult communication topics with refreshing energy, humor, and candor.
Her unique and strategic approach to communication and public speaking training draws from her professional and academic experience. This includes corporate communication, staff training, acting, radio, classical rhetoric, and performance arts. She holds a Masters of Library and Information Studies, a Bachelor of Arts in English, and a Certificate in Management Development.
Lauren has taught business communication at the University of Alberta and Concordia University of Edmonton. She’s been a guest expert on television and radio news programs in both Canada and the US. Her first book, The Handy Communication Answer Book, was featured on the Best Reference 2017 list by Library Journal. Her latest book, UNMUTE! How to Master Virtual Meetings and Reclaim Your Sanity, is available via online booksellers worldwide.
Lauren hails from Edmonton, Alberta, with her two energetic young children and her endlessly patient husband. When not waxing philosophical about communication, she blows off steam with karate practice and amateur mixology.