Lauren G. Krasnow
Coaching, New York
Lauren brings her unique set of experiences as a longtime practicing lawyer and a legal recruiter to her work at Volta, where she focuses exclusively on helping other lawyers manage their careers. Lauren serves dual roles as a career transition counselor and as an executive/leadership coach to law firm partners and associates. In her role as a career transition counselor, Lauren helps lawyers clarify their career objectives and hone their job-searching skills, with the recognition that each person is different and that the path to individual career fulfillment isn’t always linear. In her role as a coach, Lauren works with lawyers to bring about transformation that is both sustained and sustainable (whether the focus is on executive presence, leadership, communication skills or any other goal). She is certified to administer the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI ®), which she uses to enhance her counseling and coaching engagements. Lauren endeavors to infuse all of her coaching and counseling relationships with warmth, compassion, a sense of humor and an extremely practical focus on results.
Lauren began her career clerking for a Federal district court judge in Philadelphia. Following her clerkship, she spent over a decade in private practice as a litigator-turned-labor and employment attorney at major New York City law firms including Latham & Watkins, Morgan Lewis, Torys and Hogan Lovells (then Hogan & Hartson). Lauren then left legal practice, spending the next several years in legal recruitment at one of New York’s most well-regarded search organizations. These roles served to build her knowledge of the legal market and to deepen her understanding of various law firm personalities and cultures, all of which she leverages to the advantage of the lawyers she helps.
Lauren’s management and business training is from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business (with high honors), and her JD, also with honors, is from the University of Michigan Law School. Lauren’s coaching certification is from the rigorous ICF-accredited Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC). Lauren has served or held leadership positions on various non-profit boards, including the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) in New York City and the Mandell JCC in Connecticut, and as a member of the New York City Bar Association’s Women in the Profession Committee.
A Rhode Island native who spent more than a decade living in New York City, Lauren now lives in Connecticut with her husband and two young children.