i² Leadership works with individuals, teams and organizations to improve leader effectiveness through executive coaching and training. Our mission is to be the catalyst for our clients to gain insights that inspire them to incorporate new behaviors to realize their full potential and maximize their performance.

Founder & CEO

Laura Schwarz is an executive coach, trainer and founder of i² Leadership. As a former American Express Marketing Director, Laura understands the pressures and challenges that her global clients face and appreciates the urgency to demonstrate progress quickly to optimize business results.

Her clients have included American Express, Columbia Business School, Pernod Ricard USA, Saatchi & Saatchi, Save the Children, Univision, Y&R Brands and Xaxis. Laura’s engagements span a range of professional development themes, and she partners with clients from the C-suite to recent MBA graduates.

Laura partners with her clients to understand their business, their culture and how they define success to create programs customized for their needs and goals. Laura’s distinctive method for coaching and training incorporates precise observations that introduce new perspectives and solutions. Laura engages her clients by linking their development opportunities to their core values and career aspirations, creating an ideal environment for clients to embrace the changes necessary to maintain a competitive advantage.

Prior to founding her company, Laura held leadership positions at American Express, Young & Rubicam and Research International. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a B.A. in Psychology and is an ICF certified professional coach.