For over two decades, Laurin Mayeno has provided coaching, consultation, and facilitation services to leaders, teams, and organizations. These partnerships have resulted in clearer direction and focus, more unified and cohesive teams, and advancements in DEIJ efforts.
Laurin’s experiences as a mixed race woman growing up during the social movements of the 1960s, led her to anti-racist activism as well as involvement in spaces focused on mixed-race experience. Since that time, she has dedicated her time, both paid and unpaid, to advancing equity and social justice.
Her experience as the parent of a queer, nonbinary child and community activism as co-founder of Somos Familia also gave her a deep appreciation for the importance of responding to gender diversity, which is now a central focus of her work. Her bilingual children’s book One of a Kind, Like Me/Único como is one of the resources she has developed to spark dialogue and understanding.
Prior to launching her consulting business in 1999, Laurin worked for 20 years with a variety of public and non-profit organizations. Through her experience—as an administrator, advocate, program manager and educator—she gained an insider’s view into the complex challenges of organizations and systems and the people within them.
Laurin works independently or in partnership with associates to provide the best mix of experience and skills for each client.
Laurin earned both a Bachelors of Science in Ethnic Studies, and a Masters in Public Health, with a focus on community health education and multicultural health from UC Berkeley. She is dedicated to continuous learning and has written numerous blog posts and articles. She brings learnings from many different perspectives to her work – including frameworks and approaches focusing on anti-racism, gender diversity/gender justice, pivoting from white supremacy culture, cultural humility, nonviolent communication, and coaching for transformation.