Facilitator | Consultant
Laura supports individuals, institutions and communities to engage in practices that support the disruption of and healing from oppression at all levels. As a white, Jewish woman, she has a vested interest in dismantling white supremacy as a foundation to dismantling all other interconnected forms of oppression that live within ourselves and the world. She approaches her work from an intersectional, anti-racist framework and integrates healing-centered approaches that acknowledge the traumatic impacts of systemic oppression. As an equity consultant and as an herbalist, Laura believes that collective liberation is contingent upon restoring a regenerative relationship to our communities, our economies and the land.
When do you feel connected to something greater than yourself?
"Any time I am connecting with the land, I know I am accessing something greater than myself. Whether spending time in nature, tending to a garden, caring for my plants, or making/ taking herbal medicine, I am constantly inspired by the wisdom, energy and teachings that plants offer."
“Laura has been an incredible teacher and supporter for me, as the Executive Director, as our organization has embarked on our anti-racist journey. I find her wisdom and insight invaluable while also providing elements of humanity and honesty that make our discussions rich and meaningful. Her analysis of complicated situations from a racial equity lens is piercing, enlightened and genuine. I could not be more grateful for the opportunity to work with Laura as a coach, for my own personal growth as well as for the benefit of the 450 employees who are impacted by the decisions made with the benefit of her experience.”
Brooklyn Defender Services
White Anti-Racist Practice: Partners wtih white-identified people to examine our personal and collective stake in dismantling racism; undo racism that lives within ourselves, our communities, and our institutions; and build our skill and resilience to practice racial justice for the long haul.
Leadership Coaching: Supports individuals to exercise purpose-driven leadership in alignment with values of equity, inclusion and collaboration. Explores leadership practices that express power with versus power over in order to build accountable, interdependent environments where all people belong and thrive.
Training and Facilitation: Designs and implements transformative training experiences that generate collaborative learning, deep reflection and ongoing practice. Incorporates