With a background working across the Finance industry, from Commercial to Investment, Laurin has advised CEO and Senior Leaders on the acquisition process, operational excellence, lending, and financial performance. Blending her financial background with her education in Marketing, Laurin brings a unique perspective to her consulting clients – focusing not just on the end result, but how to achieve lasting success. Never accused of being the shy one in the room, Laurin is excited to bring her entire self to her work here at Kotter. With a history of leadership and planning, she applies Kotter’s 8 Principles to every aspect of her personal life as well.
Laurin is based out of New York.
Why did you decide to work at Kotter?
Coming from an analytical background, I have seen far too often the focus on “did we hit our milestone” versus “did we achieve our goals”. With investors and senior management teams focused on achieving prescribed metrics and deadlines, the ability to achieve sustainable results often falls by the wayside.
I was drawn to Kotter by their unique methodology behind Change and their holistic approach in helping clients in achieving lasting results. Kotter champions Change by focusing on an often overlooked but crucial factor: People.
Short term fails but long term focus works
What is your proudest moment?
My proudest moment is always raising needed capital for charities within my community, such as the Ronald McDonald House, through the New York Junior League. I spent 4 years helping to organize an 800+ black-tie gala to bring needed resources to underprivileged women and children in NYC.
Flashback to when you were 10 years old. What do you want to be when you grow up?
Astronaut! I have always been fascinated by the unknown.
What’s got you thinking right now?
Technological advances and how they are shaping our society. Specifically, the intersection of technology and biology. Nanorobots, 3D Bioprinting, and beyond – what are the improvements they can make on the human experience, and at what cost?
Share something about you that would most surprise people.
Growing up, I spent most of my time playing in a boatyard. I learned how to sail as a child and began racing when I was 7 years old. I eventually became a coach during my college career, which is an unbeatable summer job.