Meet Laurie

Laurie Hirsch Schulz is the LHS behind LHS Coaching.  I believe passionately in the power of collaborations and partnerships. I strive to establish a collaborative mindset in every coaching and consultative engagement. I have personal experience seeing how partnerships bring out the best of everyone while stimulating insights and creative energy to foster new ideas. Collaboration and connection provide accountability and a built-in fan club for encouragement and support.

In all of my interactions – personally, professionally, and in my non-profit work, I strive to live my personal mission: to be a spark that helps ignite the power of individuals and communities to fuel transformation for meaningful, sustainable, equitable growth.

Change and Transformation

With a proven track record of guiding organizations through transformation, I bring a focus on enhancing impact and driving results that align with priorities and goals.  I have navigated through professional and personal change including a transition from a 22-year corporate career to the entrepreneur I am today.  I am a spouse, a daughter, and the working mom of two young women. I have navigated the challenges and gifts of being a working mom throughout my career and have spent a lot of time thinking about and adapting to the world at the intersection of work and life.

Coaching Built on Experience

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I received my MBA from the University of Michigan and came to transformational coaching based on personal experience in career and organization change. I spent 15 years in a variety of marketing leadership roles at Kraft Foods including new product development, global strategy, and partnership development.  During my 7 years at Visa, Inc., I led consulting teams and engagements with top issuers of Visa’s products to build their payment businesses.  I received my professional certification for coaching from iPEC in 2018 and am an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation. 

Community and Not-for-profit Leadership

In addition to transformational coaching, I am the founder of Broad River, a local women’s networking organization launched in 2019, sustained through Covid, and thriving with 400+ members.  I am a June 2021 graduate of Leadership Westchester from Volunteer New York, as well as the Vice-Chair of the Westchester Youth Alliance board, a 501c3 organization that is committed to building bridges across race, faith, and identity by fostering common values and relationships among young people from different backgrounds. 

Between my work and my personal life, my collaborative community runs broad and deep.  I look forward to sharing it with you.

Experienced Speaker and Facilitator


I partner with organizations to bring the strategies and insights of my coaching alive for their communities.  We will work collaboratively to identify topics and build an agenda with content that will best meet organization needs and priorities.  My facilitation style is relaxed, inclusive, and action-oriented – supporting participation from all while remaining focused on achieving results.  I will bring in existing content from my own practice while also customizing new material to meet the needs of your organization. 

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Past Topics Include:

  • Boost Your Networking Impact

  • Navigating Career Transformation

  • Design Thinking for Life and Business

  • Business Book Club Moderation

  • Annual Planning Marketing and Strategy Workshops

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Past Speaking & Facilitation Engagements have Included:

What people are saying

I highly recommend Laurie for executive coaching, interview prep and staff development – supporting individuals to develop the skills they need to grow professionally.  Laurie is the third executive coach I have worked with, and she is by far the best. 

Darrell, CEO, National Not-for-Profit

Laurie ran a fantastic Zoom presentation on “Navigating Career Transformation” that was sponsored by LIU Hudson. Laurie had great, accessible insights into how to prepare to move ahead in your career. Feedback from faculty and participants was unanimously positive – everyone was impressed at how Laurie managed to convey so much information in such a short time!

Bruce, Marketing Director, Long Island University Hudson

Laurie led an interactive workshop for the Brandeis Women’s Network entitled “Networking is not a Dirty Word.”  She was engaging and relatable.  Participants left with some tangible ways to improve their networking skills. We got great feedback on the event and I recommend her without hesitation to lead such a workshop for any organization.

Amy, Vice President, Brandeis University Alumni Association Board of Directors

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