Social innovation can never replace the impact of an extraordinary leader.
Great leadership is at the heart of every revolutionary vision, inspired stakeholder, and improved triple-bottom line. The higher the capacity of the leader, the stronger her ability to shape the future. It’s the deep and far-reaching power of human potential.
And yet, so often we put innovation at the center of social change. Social entrepreneurs and organizations are asked to redesign business models to accommodate the latest approach. Best practices stifle disruptive thinking and action. The race to scale turns collaboration into competition. And the innovations that were meant to build a more sustainable world become unsustainable.
I am a leadership advocate who believes that true innovation is cultivated from the inside out.
I believe in developing social change leaders who bring to life new ways of thinking, seeing, and interacting in a way that honors their individuality. These leaders focus their energy and attention on accomplishing what truly matters to them. They leverage their deepest strengths to address issues that impact our world and our future. They are effective in the face of complexity and uncertainty. They deliver authentic solutions. They are more than innovative, they are innovators.
I am on a mission to ignite the social sector with trailblazing social innovators. I help you grow your unique brand of leadership so that you can achieve the kind of impact that changes the world (for good).
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Meet the Founder: Laura Calandrella
I help individuals, organizations, and teams create a better world. Born out of the bond between social change and personal growth, I work with my clients to access their potential and accelerate their results. I believe that we achieve our greatest success when we align who we are with what we do. This is at the core of leadership – and what I offer to you.
I provide 1-on-1 coaching, team incubation, live + virtual workshops, and the occasional luxury retreat to social innovators who are ready to influence the world around them. I emphasize ideas, tools, and experiences that allow you to deepen your impact by heightening your ability to create the outcomes you most desire. In the process, my clients look to me to help them with everything from articulating their vision; to improving communication; to building industrial-strength relationships.
Over the last decade, I’ve coached clients through barriers and across borders to unleash their greatness amidst uncertainty. With my extensive training in group facilitation and dialogue, I’ve guided an 100-year old organization to a 21st century vision that gave them relevance and meaning for the next generation. I’ve gone from rural farming villages in Brazil, to fishing ports in Fiji, to forests ravaged by wildfire empowering activists + advocates, lawmakers + communities, artists + entrepreneurs to build and realize their fantastically bold dreams.
I am trained and certified by The Coaches Training Institute, The Leadership Circle, and the International Coaches Federation. My work in the social change sector has earned me recognition by multiple organizations like the Morris K. Udall Foundation and Rotary Foundation. I hold a Masters in Development Studies – which focuses on the social and economic growth of developing countries. And, I’ve lived and worked on every continent except Europe and Antarctica. Don’t worry – they’re next on the list.
But beyond all of my academic + geographic accomplishments, my most important learning has come from my own commitment to growth. My personal call to action is to close the gap between what I believe and how I live my life. I do this every day in the choices I make, the people I surround myself with, and the projects I create. It’s how I change the world one moment at a time.
If YOU have a desire to change the world and want support on your journey, I invite you to check-out my 1-on-1 coaching packages here. Designed for social innovators like you.