Laura Farahani is the owner and Managing Partner of Cambridge Leadership Associates. She lives and breathes Adaptive Leadership, studying theory with the founders at Harvard’s Kennedy School and in shared client diagnosis. Having joined the firm with an MBA focused on organizational behavior and undergraduate interest in institutional economics, she has a unique perspective on creating practical client impact. Her passion is to create an environment where clients challenge the status quo through intentional but disruptive interventions.
Through many years of repeated client interactions that cross industries, sectors and geographic boundaries Laura has robust experience from which to draw on. Both in front of the room and behind the scenes, she has worked with C-Suite teams at organizations such as Microsoft, United Nations, Google, M&T Bank and RBS. She has designed and orchestrated environments that surface conflicting values to make conscious, shared decisions around organizational priorities to generate innovation and change.
Laura is dedicated to supporting women in leadership positions and is currently on the board of two women’s networking groups in addition to Molloy College. She is an active member of the Adaptive Leadership Network and the National Small Business Association’s Leadership Committee. Laura draws energy from her husband, three children and a large, extended family and lives on the beautiful Gold Coast of Long Island, New York.firstname.lastname@example.org