I’ve never met a revolution I didn’t like.


Laura helps innovators, idealists, and iconoclasts get “unstuck” — and achieve extraordinary results.

Laura speaks with change agents, entrepreneurs, investors, leaders, and donors to get them past the doubt and indecision that consign their great ideas to limbo. She delivers strategic thinking, well-honed wisdom, and catalytic perspective informed by decades of navigating change across the start-up, nonprofit, political, and philanthropic landscapes.

Laura has spoken across the United States and internationally — at universities, companies, conferences, accelerators, a TEDx stage and a military base — each time customizing her message to the audience in ways that get them to think differently and do more.

Laura was one of six featured speakers at TEDxCambridge in the fall of 2016. This premier event celebrates the remarkable innovation, creativity, and inspiration found within New England.

In her talk, Laura implored the audience of 2,600 to Stop Asking “How Can I Help?” and taught them, instead, how to ask a better question: one which empowers us all to finally fix the big problems we face by actually serving the solutions, and not just the problems of our own egos.

*Video created by EmVision Productions. Special thanks to Bearwalk for TEDx reel.





With an insightful mind and an incisive pen, Laura Gassner Otting excels at putting the finest of points on the most vexing of problems.  She brings humanity and wit, combining her signature kick-in-the-ass advice with the compassion and kindness that carries her reader to action.  She is the author of Mission Driven: Moving from Profit to Purpose, and is hard at work on a second book to help servant leaders go beyond action and create real impact.

Executive Coaching

Simply put, we help move the work forward.  Whether with philanthropists, start-up founders, or nonprofit CEOs, we ask the right questions incisively but empathically, and are tenacious about pushing through the noise. We provide unbiased, lightning-strike advice that align the internal and external in the midst of acute and chaotic moments. We are the air game (strategy and inspiration) and the ground game (process and perspiration). 

Political Advising

Laura Gassner Otting has spent the past 25 years working with elected officials and candidates to create and capitalize on opportunities and build networks of champions and donors to help them become vehicles for positive social change.  Inspired by those who choose to serve, Laura is the ultimate kitchen cabinet member, graciously juggling the multiple hats of fundraiser, sounding board, advancer, and foxhole friend.

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