THE POSSIBLE L.A.B.
Nonprofit, Social Impact, and Anti-Racism Consultant
ABOUT THE L.A.B.
(That's Me! Lauren A. Burke!)
"When the needs of the world and your talent intersect - therein lies your vocation." Aristotle
This guiding quote has led me on quite the career path I seek to find where a Jill-of-all-trades relentlessly passionate about social justice can exist in this world! I've been an attorney, an executive director, a non-profit founder, an adjunct professor, a consultant for grassroots leaders, a software creator, and an anti-racist educator, and I'm just getting started.
I love nothing more than connecting brilliant social change leaders to the tools, resources, and humans they need to succeed. I'm results-driven with an abundance mindset who doesn't shy away from tackling (and solving!) the biggest challenges head-on. I love working as a one on one coach, diving deep for one-off projects, and have extensive experience as a facilitator for workshops, conferences, and retreats. I look forward to working with you to make YOUR vision for a more equitable world possible. Let's do this.
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Witnessing the dual issues of Covid-19 and the U.S.'s racial justice reckoning of 2020, I co-founded and designed a virtual "camp" connecting young people around the U.S. while learning about social justice from grassroots, lived-experience leaders. By its conclusion the program reached 250+ youth from over 35 states, created jobs for 20+ BIPOC and LGBTGIA+ counselors, and distributed over $20,000 to community-based organizations. I personally developed curriculum and frameworks for our "Addressing and Uprooting" White Supremacy workshops for white-identifying families ages eight to eighty.
As a new Executive Director facing a steep learning curve, I needed help with many things, including creating a strategic vision, communicating with my staff, and engaging my board. My time with Lauren has been transformative. She gives you the space to talk and address your concerns, but also leaves you with actionable advice and tools."
Lauren led a social entrepreneurship retreat hosted by my college where she not only sought to understand our venture ideas, but she intentionally developed personal relationships with all 35 students. This allowed her to adapt each days' sessions to meet us exactly where we were - ever challenging us to dream and achieve beyond what we previously thought possible.
I've worked with Lauren on a bunch of projects and can vouch for her being outstandingly productive, driven, and outcome-focused. I feel like the fear with consultants (mine anyway) is always that they like talking about things too much, which gets in the way of getting actual work done. Lauren is very much not like that. She will push your work to the next level.