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Lauren Bacon
Worked at Raised Eyebrow Web Studio
Attended University of British Columbia
Lived in Montreal
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So proud of my friends at +Kindara Fertility as they launch their first connected device today! 
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Every project – from the humblest blog to the most complex software – has three layers. And the most valuable work you do lies well beneath the execution layer. New post:
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Hey! I really enjoyed your article 'Your Life-Work Balance Hangs in These Four Quadrants' for QZ. We would love to pitch you on a story idea. If you are interested I can be reached by email at: instituteforcoaching1 {at} Gmail
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My latest for Quartz. Recommended reading for anyone who enjoyed my piece on women in tech & emotional labour. New numbers on women software engineers show a disturbing trend. 
One of the most frustrating things about the tech industry's woman problem is the paucity of reliable data on the number of women working in technical roles. Now, thanks to a public Google spreadsheet created by Tracy Chou, a software engineer at Pinterest, we have data on how many women engineers work at 84 different tech companies. To collect...
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The only way we'll move forward is by speaking about it. I will share this far and wide.
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Lauren Bacon hung out with 2 people. <a class='ot-hashtag' href='https://plus.google.com/s/%23hangoutsonair'>#hangoutsonair</a>Heidi Hartman and Elizabeth Crook
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My latest: Whatever your particular expertise, people want to know the secrets that you, the guru of whatever-it-is-you-do, possess. And it feels delicious to deliver those answers – being able to do that is a big part of why you went into your particular field. To be helpful. To share useful tools. All those good things.

Here’s the tricky part…
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It's here! My new book on asking better questions and transforming the way you work. I'm beyond excited to share this with you…

If you're already on my email list, you should be receiving a copy shortly (if you haven't already). If you're not, you can subscribe in today's post - which also includes an excerpt.

Early readers are telling me this book has already revolutionized how they’re doing business. Here are a few advance reviews:

“The principles of “Curious for a Living” can help you break through the order-taker consultant barrier and unleash deeper client relationships and more successful projects. The book makes a case for asking important questions and then provides very practical how to’s that you can immediately apply to your work.”

“A short, sweet, to-the-point guide to doing more meaningful work and building more satisfying relationships with your clients by asking the right questions and continually digging deeper.”

“A 13,000 word compass for better and more powerful conversations.”

It's a quick read - an hour, give or take - but it goes deep. People are telling me it's already become a book they refer back to again and again. I can't wait to hear what you think.
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Over the past few months, I have been quietly working away at a project that brings me great joy – the kind of joy that comes from doing work you love with all your heart, for people you adore, and that you know has the potential for huge impact.

It’s almost ready to be unveiled. So close.
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Entrepreneur, leadership coach, author, technologist & communicator.
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A veteran online strategist with a background in design, I co-founded Raised Eyebrow Web Studio, a  digital agency serving nonprofits and other change makers, in 2000. My bestselling guidebook for women entrepreneurs, The Boss of You, was published in 2008. More recently, I have been applying my collaborative, inquiry-based approach to my coaching and consulting work with startups, entrepreneurs, and leaders of all stripes – asking lots of questions, and employing my unending curiosity to help people align with their purpose and realize their visions. 

I hang out at laurenbacon.com.

Education
  • University of British Columbia
    Music, 1989 - 1995
  • University of Northern British Columbia
    English & Gender Studies, 1996 - 1997
  • Kitsilano Secondary School
    1984 - 1989
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  • Raised Eyebrow Web Studio
    Partner, 2000 - 2012
  • Communicopia.com
    Project Manager, 1997 - 2000
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Montreal - Toronto - Chatham, Ontario - Kingston, Ontario - Vancouver, BC - Prince George, BC
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