Laura was recently featured in Torch's newsletter Curiouser*. 

About Laura

Laura Malinowski is a trusted advisor to high performing senior leaders and entrepreneurs. She partners with them to achieve balance and create momentum in their leadership.  

Deeply curious about diverse perspectives, she considers coaching to be a calling, an art, and a discipline. She aligns her business mission with the UN's interlinked Sustainable Development Goals to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all, specifically those around Climate Action, Life Below Water, Life on Land, and Gender Equity.

A Washington DC area native, Laura brings decades of operational executive experience in  mission-driven organizations. She's led and developed multiple cross-functional teams,  building collaborative cultures, and creating sustainable products and systems. Her background also includes the creation of a non-profit community organization, five years in publishing, and spinning discs as a deejay. She is honored to serve on the Executive Committee for Stepping Stones Shelter in Rockville, MD, and as Membership Chair for the Women Business Owners of Montgomery County.

An ICF PCC, Laura holds certificates in Generative Team Coaching, Climate Change Coaching, Change Management, Organizational Development, and Consulting Skills. She is a certified practitioner of the Narrative Enneagram, a certified practitioner of the Tilt 365 Positive Influence Predictor and True Tilt Personality Profile, a certified QA in the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI), and is proficient in French.  She holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Maryland, with a concentration in Film & Theater.

Laura lives for diving beyond ordinary conversation to the deeper issues impacting the situation. She's always on the lookout for the finest dark chocolate - and opportunities to create perspective and possibility among the chaos.

What Clients Say

These mission-driven, high-performing professionals have this to say about working with Laura...

"When we started...I felt like I was completely underwater and wasting my time. Now, I'm thinking deeper - what's behind my choices and reactions, and where I hold myself back. I'm energized and create a new way forward, building on what I've achieved. Setting boundaries is so much more natural now. To walk through challenges in a safe space, learning how to have hard conversations with direct, constructive feedback that feels natural - that's what I needed. It's still all me authentically - but more powerful." -K.O.    
"I really needed to shift my mindset so that I'm thinking more strategically with all my stakeholders. I cannot possibly handle everything that's thrown at me, and I didn't have a way to sort out and move forward. Through your coaching, I've had that mindset shift to prioritize, to say no, to empower my team and hold them accountable for results. What I've learned here will be applicable to however the business evolves and wherever I go. This has been a very challenging series of conversations - and it's been a rewarding experience."- G.Z.
"Laura's organic approach has quickly helped me get back in touch with my personal power, strengths and goals... Her understanding of my style is always on point... she nails the essence of where I want to go, even when I don't know how to say it myself. I cannot recommend Laura enough! Her guidance has been a game changer for me." – K.H.
"As a small business owner, it is amazing to have Laura in my corner. The work that Laura does enables me to organize and strategize plans not only for my business but for me personally. Laura is a warm glow that allows me to be honest with myself about the goals I want to achieve." – K.B.
"My time with Laura proved to be exceptional in every way. She carefully listened to my existing concerns/struggles without judgement, and then we thoughtfully set about creating a plan to address those issues...  I would heartily recommend Laura." - R.A. 
"Laura has a calming presence that creates a safe space for coaching. She respects me as a Muslim coming from a different culture than her. She asks insightful questions, listening deeply to all I have to say and encouraging authenticity, and serves as an accountability partner with my action plans." - M.B.
"Your coaching has been so powerful, in more ways than I anticipated. I'm more honest with myself now. I have new habits that help me focus and greater clarity about how to communicate my priorities. And I finally got to a place with a team member that was needed for a long time. Thank you for giving me the perspective and tools I didn't even know I needed... it's like I've been lifted up." - I.A.