Lauren G. Krasnow
Coaching, New York + Boston
Lauren brings her experience as a longtime practicing lawyer and a legal recruiter to Volta, where she now focuses exclusively on helping other lawyers manage and find fulfillment in their careers. Lauren wears two hats at Volta: leadership/executive coach, and career transition coach. She regularly works with law firm leaders, partners, and associates, as well as with senior-level members of firms’ business services teams.
Lauren is direct and extremely results-oriented, but she balances that bottom-line focus with warmth, compassion, sensitivity and a big sense of humor. In her leadership/executive coaching work, Lauren partners with other people to support them as they achieve “success”—however defined by each individual—in a way that is both workable and long-term-sustainable for that particular person (whether that person’s focus is leadership, communication skills, executive presence, stress management/ burnout/ wellness, time management, business development (BD), or any other goal). In her career transition coaching work, Lauren helps people clarify their career objectives and hone their job-searching skills, with the recognition that each person is unique and that the path to individual career satisfaction isn’t always linear. Lauren is certified to administer the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI ®), which she often uses to enhance her coaching engagements.
Lauren’s leadership and business education is from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, from which she graduated with high honors. Lauren earned her JD, also with honors, from the University of Michigan Law School, where she was elected representative of her class. After clerking for a Federal district court judge in Philadelphia, Lauren spent over a decade in private practice as a litigator-turned-labor and employment lawyer at Chambers-ranked and other practices in NYC, including Latham & Watkins, Morgan Lewis, Torys and Hogan Lovells (then Hogan & Hartson). Lauren then left law practice to become a legal recruiter with SJL Attorney Search, which is regarded by many law firm internal recruiting professionals as one of NYC’s top legal search organizations. All of these roles helped Lauren build her knowledge of the legal market and deepened her understanding of various law firm personalities and cultures, which she now leverages to the advantage of the lawyers she supports.
Lauren earned her coaching certification from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), and she has undergone additional advanced coach training from MentorCoach LLC. Lauren also completed a course in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). She earned an Associate Professional Certified Coach (ACC) credential from the International Coach Foundation (ICF) in 2019.
Lauren currently serves on the Board of Directors of ICF’s Connecticut Chapter. She has also served or been appointed to leadership positions on various other non-profit boards, including the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) in NYC and the Mandell JCC in Connecticut. She previously was an active member of the NYC Bar Association’s Committee on Women in the Profession. A Rhode Island native who spent more than a decade living in NYC, Lauren now lives in Connecticut with her husband and two children.