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Unleashed - How to Thrive as an Independent Professional

Aug 7, 2017

Lauren Cole runs a boutique consulting firm specializing in strategy and operations for media-related businesses.

Lauren got her start in consulting at Bain & Co. After getting her MBA at Stanford she entered the world of media and entertainment with a strategy role at Warner Brothers, where she worked for Umbrex member Steven Koltai, who has also been a guest on this show. 

She had an impressive career in the media world, which included launching, investing in, and/or overseeing 35 cable networks around the world. 

Then in 2002, she started her own consulting practice and has been a successful independent professional for the last 15 years, serving over 150 clients, covering everything from Broadway to sports to virtual reality.

You can read more about Lauren’s firm, Cole Media, at