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“You are who you are because of the investments others have made in you. Pay it forward.”

Lauren Lightbody knows how to read a room. A visionary leader, she dissects the nuances of a problem from soup to nuts, modifying her approach based on her teams’ unique needs and her clients’ aspirations. Empathetic and collaborative, she sets a high standard while keeping people and culture center stage. 

Lauren is also passionate about a job well done. Her ability to craft clear and effective solutions has defined her career, which has included roles in internal communications and employee engagement at NetApp, Tanium, and Cadence Design Systems, where she created and implemented communication and change management strategies. Lauren holds a master’s degree in organization development from the University of San Francisco and a bachelor’s degree in English from Vassar College. 

  • Alternative career path: Traveling food critic
  • Special talent: Yoga teacher
  • Surprising fact: During a semester abroad, Lauren befriended local cheese merchants and helped make fresh mozzarella for pizza restaurants in Edinburgh, Scotland.