Lauren Handel Zander

Lauren Handel Zander is the cofounder and chairwoman of Handel Group®, an international corporate consulting and life coaching company. Her coaching methodology, The Handel Method®, is taught in more than 35 universities and institutes of learning around the world, including MIT, Stanford Graduate School of Business, NYU, and the New York City Public School System. Lauren is also 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. For more than 20 years she has coached thousands of private and corporate clients, including executives at Vogue, BASF, and AOL. Lauren has been a featured expert in the New York Times, BBC, Forbes, Women’s Health, Dr. Oz, and Marie Claire and she is a regular contributor to Businessweek and the Huffington Post.

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  • Waving Your Freak Flag, Not Your White Flag

    The idiosyncrasies that are unique to you, possibly irksome to others, are what author and life coach Lauren Handel Zander calls your “freak flag.” Most of us walk around either tripping on our own freak flag or hiding it, she says.

  • What’s in Your Genetic Goody Bag?

    It is revolutionary to not only know that you have your parents’ issues, but also that you can intervene on your own behalf and change them, says author and life coach Lauren Handel Zander.

  • Five Rules for Life-Altering Dreaming

    As adults, when do we stop wanting exactly what we want and dreaming big and talking about it freely? Probably sometime after the first onslaught of rude awakenings, insults, or disappointments.

  • Telling the Truth, and Living It, Too: A Q&A with Lauren Handel Zander

    Kripalu presenter Lauren Handel Zander is known for her no-holds-barred life-coaching style that challenges clients to dream, to tell the truth, and to embrace their deepest sense of self.