Lauren Glickman founded FORAY Consulting in 2007 out of a commitment to support those dedicated to inspired missions. She is known for her straight talk, sharp insight and warmth and brings practical experience, curiosity, and rigorous training to her work with clients.
Lauren's specialty is addressing issues of trauma exposure response and self-management in the face of high-urgency and high-anxiety situations. Lauren helps people build resiliency and develop sustainable self-care practices so that they can thrive over the long term.
With over 15 years of experience as a trainer, facilitator, and executive director, she is committed to helping individuals, teams, and organizations develop resiliency, have difficult conversations with excellence, develop leadership capacity, enhance interpersonal communication, and increase their ability to learn from experience.
After completing a B.A. in geography from Clark University, she served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nicaragua and worked with rural farmers implementing agro-forestry techniques to prevent soil erosion. Upon returning to the United States, she began working as the Volunteer Program Manager at the wildlife rehabilitation center at the Progressive Animal Welfare Society. It was there that she began to fully understand that the best way for her to support any mission is to empower those working for that mission.
Lauren earned a M.A. in Applied Behavioral Sciences from The Leadership Institute of Seattle with a focus on leadership development, training, facilitation, coaching, and conflict management in organizations.
Lauren has served as a founding board member and fundraising chair for the Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest and as a board member and board development chair for Crooked Trails. She currently serves on the advisory committee for Grey Muzzle and WildFutures and sits on the Professional Development Committee for the Washington Federation of Animal Care and Control Agencies.