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:

GOAL 13: Climate Action
GOAL 15: Life Below Water
GOAL 16: Life on Land
GOAL 5: Gender Equality

A Washington DC area native, Laura brings more than 17 years of operational executive experience in a founder-led, mission-driven professional services firm. Over the years 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 Communications Chair for the Women's Business Organization (Montgomery County).

Laura is an International Coach Federation Professional Certified Coach (PCC), and an inviteCHANGE Certified Professional Coach. She earned a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Maryland, with a concentration in Film & Theater.

She holds certificates in Generative Team Coaching, Climate Change Coaching, Change Management, Organizational Development and Consulting Skills. She is a  certified practitioner of the Tilt 365 Positive Influence Predictor and True Tilt Personality Profile, is a certified QA in the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI), is trained to provide Enneagram type discernment interviews in the narrative tradition, and is proficient in French. 

Laura lives for diving into the deep, impactful issues typically hidden in ordinary conversation. She's always on the lookout for good 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...

"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.