top of page

Business experience

Strengths-based development

Certified Woman Business Enterprise

About Lauren Pagenkopf

Owner & Principal, Laurus Consulting, LLC

Lauren brings 25 years of business leadership experience to her coaching and consulting practice, giving her firsthand knowledge of today’s quickly evolving business environment and the challenges leaders face in meeting heavy demands while engaging and developing their people.


Coming from organizations with strong brands and missions including Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and Hal Leonard Corporation, she has held leadership roles in organizational communication, strategic planning, international business development, brand management and product development. Her experience includes extensive people and organizational development, leading through change, creating a common vision, implementing improvements and efficiencies, as well as culture change. 

In her practice Lauren works with companies of all sizes and clients from the C-Suite to middle management, providing executive coaching, management consulting and services focused on leadership and organizational effectiveness.  She has worked with clients in manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, legal practice, hospitality, food products, software development, print production, higher education, consumer goods and nonprofits. 


Education & Credentials

  • Master of International Management (Thunderbird School of Global Management)

  • Organization Development Certificate (UWM)

  • Lean Leadership Certificate (Lean Learning Center)

  • La Marsh Change Management Certificate

  • 10 years of nonprofit board leadership

  • Certified Woman Owned Business Enterprise

Certifications & Coaching Tools


  • Clifton Strengthsfinder (Gallup Certified)

  • Human Synergistics Learnings Styles Inventory

  • Human Synergistics Organizational Culture and Effectiveness

  • Human Synergistics Leadership/Management Impact instruments

  • DISC Assessment

  • Perceptive Communications

  • Values Exploration

  • Time and Energy Assessments

Professional Experience

With leadership experience in coaching, organization and leadership development, communication, strategic planning, business development, brand management and process improvement, Lauren has a fully integrated perspective on the business issues organizations and individuals face during periods of growth and change. 


Strengths-Based Development

Lauren's coaching and development approach is strengths-based and driven by the leader’s personal and professional developmental goals, as well as organizational goals.  By identifying and working with a client’s strengths, the leader builds on an existing foundation and achieves higher impact results.  


Lead From a Place of Strength

bottom of page