About Lauren

Lauren Mackler is a world-renowned life, relationship, career, and executive coach, psychotherapist, best-selling author, keynote speaker, host of the popular LIFE KEYS radio show, and creator of the Illumineering Coaching method. She is the author of the international best-seller, Solemate: Master the Art of Aloneness & Transform Your Life and fellow author of Speaking of Success with Jack Canfield, Stephen Covey, and Kenneth Blanchard. Named one of the "Top Ten Coaches in America" by Vitals Magazine, Lauren is a frequent human behavior and relationships commentator for CNN and FOX, and a blogger for the Huffington Post.

Over the past 25 years, Lauren has been a psychotherapist, teacher, corporate executive, management consultant, and personal and professional coach. Prior to entering the personal and professional development field in 1982, Lauren was a vocalist with the hit recording group Tuxedo Junction and a television host on the PM Magazine show. After attending a life-changing seminar, Lauren left the entertainment industry to become a psychotherapist. She lived in Germany for several years, where she gained national recognition for her pioneering work in combining holistic healing modalities with psychodynamic psychotherapy. In 1995, Lauren returned to the U.S. and spent the next several years working in the corporate arena. She led Arthur Andersen's People Strategy practice, and worked as a management consultant and coach before founding Lauren Mackler & Associates LLC in 2001.

Lauren brings her wisdom, experiential workshops, keynote presentations, and professional trainings to audiences around the world, and she has presented programs to Fortune 500 companies, educational conferences, universities, and professional associations. Her work has been covered widely in the media, including NPR, Wall Street Journal, Marie Claire, New York Daily News, Whole Living, Money Magazine, Women's Day, Forbes, Ladies Home Journal, Parade, and many other TV, radio, print, and online media. She has been a member of Northeastern University's executive education faculty, a guest lecturer at Brandeis and Harvard Universities, and she is a featured presenter at Canyon Ranch, Omega, and Kripalu. To view the "About Lauren" video, click here.

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    Brett Blumenthal


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