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Laura Hauser is an executive and team coach, strategic change consultant, author, speaker, and educator. She works with corporate leaders who want to unite people toward a compelling vision, build innovation teams, and strengthen leadership skills required for the delivery of sound business results. Laura is known for her ability to help executives and senior teams leverage their leadership strengths to better accomplish critical business objectives in today's highly fluid business environments. Wearing her Board leadership and educator hat, she serves as President of the Graduate School Alliance for Education in Coaching (Gsaec.org) shaping the future of coach education and practice.

Laura Hauser’s career spans 40 years. From banking to entertainment, Laura has worked with a broad range of industries, operations, and cultures. Hauser's expertise developed from working in large organizations since 1976, serving in both specialist and management positions. She began her career with Los Angeles County Health Services, responsible for operating one of the County’s 26 district offices. Her career advanced as she accepted progressively responsible positions with four major corporations from 1986 through 1992: Great Western Bank, Glendale Federal Bank, First Interstate Bank, and McKesson Water Products Company.

In January of 1993 she founded Leadership Strategies International. Laura Hauser has had the good fortune to serve clients in numerous Fortune 1000 companies such as Nestle’ U.S.A., Tyson Foods, Johnson & Johnson and Sony Pictures Entertainment, Land America and First American Corporation.

Laura serves as associate faculty for Royal Roads University teaching in the Graduate Certificate in Advanced Coaching Practices. She also serves as Fielding Graduate University. She holds a PhD from Fielding Graduate University, and a masters degree from Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management.

Laura Hauser's rich and diversified background has established her as an expert consultant, author and conference speaker, educator, and as a featured guest on radio and television talk shows. She has been a guest speaker for numerous professional meetings and conferences such as the:

  • The Conference Board's 12th Annual Executive Coaching Conference (March, 2015)
  • Third Annual Leadership Development Conference, San Francisco
  • American Society for Training and Development
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Public Broadcasting Service
  • National Institute of Leadership sponsored by the University of Maryland and the Center for Creative Leadership
  • California Quality Assurance Association
  • And more

Laura has served in leadership roles from manager to board level executive in both the public and private sectors. As a Commissioner for the City of Santa Clarita, she combines her community and business backgrounds to benefit the quality of life for the citizens in her community. Laura and her husband, Dave, are empty nesters and enjoy outdoor activities including horse back riding and golf.

Areas of Expertise

  • Executive and Team Coaching
    Organization Development
    Change Management
    Strategic Alignment
    Team Innovation
    Leadership Development

Industry & Sector Experience

  • Technology
    Food Industry
    Financial Services
    Health Care


  • International Coaches Federation (ICF)
    Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP)
    Integro Leadership
    Achieve Global


  • Fielding Graduate Institute--Ph.D.
    Pepperdine University – M.S.
    California State University, Northridge – B.A.
    U.S.C.-Training Design Mgt.
    U.C.L.A. – Teaching Techniques
    Innovation University