PraiseHear what clients are saying about working with laura and MW.SW.DW.
CEO, San Francisco
As a CEO it is a joy to work with laura. The approach that she is able to take in listening and helping you dig into your core has been critical to my success in showing up as my authentic self and bringing my identity into my work. Our regular reflections have led me to be able to rebuild my team’s morale, elevate the leadership of others in my organization, and grow my agency’s budget by 25% in one year. I understand myself better when I work with laura, and as a result, I understand my work more profoundly.
Teacher/Leader Coach, Hawaii
Working with laura as a coach is safe and daring at the same time… laura gave me permission to live in my strengths, create my own identity as a coach, rather than attempting to fit an archetype, and challenged me to “allow myself to be brilliant” and witness the brilliance of others in the role of a coach.
laura has a skill of elevating what exists in its most honored form – she has informed my own personal journey of embracing my role in a way that allows me to fully be myself – a multi-ethnic (Chinese, Hawaiian, French, English) woman who is part of the broader community in which I work. I belong; I contribute; I see value in each person who partners with me and is in front of students who share aspects of my identity on the island where I was raised.
In laura’s presence I feel respected, safe and genuinely cared for. laura is an authentic, bold and compassionate coach. She has called out a new fresh story for my life, inspired me to be true to who I am, and empowered me to step into courageous actions that have transformed my life. laura has left an eternal imprint on my soul, and I am forever grateful.
Assistant Principal, Texas
Bold. Brave. Purposeful! Those are the words that come to mind after working with laura. She is extremely skilled at coaching you to uncover YOUR true purpose and creating aligned actions that lead to success. During our time together we explored power, privilege, personal core values and how your belief about those things impact the decisions you make. Her ability to create a welcoming environment, that is both challenging and supportive, allows for her coaching to truly transform your perspective. I would recommend her to anyone that I cared about because she cares a lot about ensuring that a more equitable world exists and that starts with each person being the best they can be. Her coaching was truly a catalyst that I needed in being bold, brave and purposeful. I remember that on the days that seem a little rougher than others!
Executive Director, Oklahoma
On a hot Oklahoma evening a few years ago, I had the pleasure of experiencing laura brewer as she inspired a packed room of young, eager professionals to engage in the daunting task of running a summer school program. The room was dark. The air was stale. There were at least one thousand other souls in attendance, each hanging on her eloquent words as they floated from the brightly lit stage. I was crowded into the upper levels of the balcony, certainly obscured from her line-of-sight, but still felt as though she was speaking directly to me. I left that evening with a strong sense that I had experienced something powerful. Still today, I often reflect on her wisdom to “bend like a willow tree” when facing obstacles. She is THAT good!
Principal Coach, Wisdom's Ladder Coaching & Consulting, California
Working with laura has been a pleasure, each time filled with powerful discovery. She is an extraordinary, insightful coach who offers guidance with a wisdom that is both enlightening and empowering.
For both my personal and professional goals, laura combines the practical and the visionary in her coaching in ways that uncovered new pathways and inspired me to take the steps forward.
Community Resilience Facilitator & Environmental Activist, Callifornia
In each coaching session laura takes me further than what I imagine possible for myself and my work in the world. Through her incisive listening and questioning she challenges me to stretch into courageous action, taking bolder steps in my work outside of sessions, in particular to bring more focus and variety of alliance driven projects to racial and eco-justice in community education. laura lifts me up to live my values more openly. She impacts me that way in large part because she brings authentic gravitas to her speaking which sources from living and working in congruence with her progressive principles. I feel immediately able to shift into a more aligned, energized version of myself with her. Just as important to me is the heartful way laura meets me and accepts me right where I am. She gives me safety and permission to get vulnerable with her. After just a few powerful sessions – I have moved through chronic creative blocks and stultifying limits of self-expression into more effective leadership, and I’m having way more fun in collaboration with co-workers, students, clients and community stakeholders as a result. laura’s the ‘real-deal’, helping me make measurable, meaningful change within myself that translates into external results. She’s really more than a coach – she’s a fierce ally.
Entrepreneur, North Carolina
Working with laura as a coach is one of the most authentic experiences you will ever have! She listens with such a keen sense of care, she challenges your thought process and holds you accountable. Spending any amount of time with laura will change the way you think which inevitably changes the way you act and process the information around you. I see the world differently after working with her. She forces you to seek knowledge and understanding of yourself and others in ways that you don’t realize you need a new world view. I am more bold about addressing issues of race and identity in both my personal and professional lives as a result of working with laura. I now understand how bias shows up in my decision making and execution as a leader which helps me pause and readjust my response for much better outcomes.