Lauren Zander is a life coach, university lecturer, public speaker, and the cofounder and chairwoman of Handel Group®, an international corporate consulting and private coaching company based in New York City.
In the early 2000s, Lauren created a groundbreaking methodology, The Handel Method®, supported by top educators and psychologists and taught in more than 35 major universities and institutes including MIT, Stanford, NYU, Columbia, Yale, Wesleyan, Fordham, Rutgers, and in the New York City Public School System.
She has spent more than 20 years coaching thousands of private clients: entrepreneurs, couples, families, professors, politicians, Emmy, Peabody and Academy Award-winning artists, Grammy-winning musicians and Fortune 500 CEOs. Her corporate clients have included executives from Sony BMG, The New York Times, News Corp, J. Walter Thompson Agency, Citibank, Dropbox, LinkedIn, Uniworld, The Gap Inc., BASF, NYU, and Vogue.
Lauren is a contributor to multiple publications and media outlets, including, The New York Times, BBC, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Self, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Vogue, Ebony, Cosmopolitan, and The Huffington Post. She has appeared on television and in film, starring in A&E’s Biography Channel TV Special, “Celebrity Life Coach,” as well as the critically acclaimed feature documentary, “My Own Man,” produced by Edward Norton. She has been on The Dr. Oz Show, The Meredith Vieira Show, The Dr. Drew Show, MTV’s True Life and Businessweek’s “Coaches Corner.”
Lauren has led seminars and conferences all over the world for organizations, including: the World Bank, the US Department of Justice for Judges, Rodale Publishing, Mayya Movement International, Leading Age, Prevention R3 Conference, Donna Karan’s Urban Zen, Soho House, Empowering Latin American Women’s Conference, the Journalist Salon series: A Conversation About Feminism, and TEDx Women’s Conference in Amsterdam.
Lauren is the author of Maybe It’s You: Cut the Crap, Face Your Fears, Love Your Life, a no-nonsense, practical manual that helps readers figure out not just what they want out of life, but how to actually get there.