By design, the Co-Op is intergenerational and invites participants to see what happens when they are matched with a perfect stranger to coach them for six sessions. Each human being whom we encounter as peer coach holds a different space through their being, skills, insight and experience. And also, each new human creates an opportunity - a new canvas - on which we discover more about ourselves, our biases, our self-judgments, our limiting beliefs. We come to coaching with an intellectual understanding of the project; that is we know that it is for our own self discovery, to tap our own wisdom and not a mentoring or similar relationship in which wisdom and answers are gifted upon us. The gift of peer coaching is in the magic of two humans partnering in co-creating a space to take a closer look and tap one's own wisdom.
In this interview, Co-Op and Advisory Board Member Erika Gabriela Lopez Arteaga interviews Co-Op member Lauren Marx about her experience being peer-coached by someone significantly younger. Lauren also shares insights on what she learned about herself in the process and how she would prepare for future rounds of reciprocal peer coaching through the Conspiring Women Peer Coaching Co-Op.
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About Lauren Marx
Lauren Marx is a highly accomplished mediator, facilitator, coach, ombuds, and trainer with 8+ years of experience empowering individuals, teams, and organizations with the skills and support needed to embrace conflict as an opportunity for growth. She believes that when harnessed and managed, it can become a powerful tool for nurturing an inclusive workplace that encourages creative ideas, active and inspired engagement, and open and respectful communication. Over the past several years, her work has focused on navigating equity and belonging, psychological safety, microaggressions and “grey” behavior, change, and virtual workplaces.
Colleagues and clients describe Lauren as a compassionate, authentic, energetic, and trusted partner who is committed to their success and always coming up with new, creative options.
Lauren enjoys adventure, traveling and learning about different cultures and meeting new people. On the weekends, you can frequently find her biking, hiking, and camping with her family (including her dog, Emily), exploring all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Lauren is an avid fan of puzzles and games especially the daily NY Times Crossword, Spelling Bee, and Sudoku.
Lauren Marx Consulting, LLC (website coming soon)
bout Erika Gabriela López Arteaga
Erika is passionate about social justice and the policies and institutions set in place to guarantee social rights. She has worked in the international development field, government institutions, civil society and non-for-profit organizations, and also as a university lecturer and language teacher. She is interested in bridging policy-making, academic and theoretical knowledge and practice.
Erika is an Internationalist, with a master's degree in Development Studies with a minor in Human and Social Development, and a post-graduate diploma in Gender and Public Policies. In August 2021, she is starting a master's program in International Social Welfare and Health Policy in Oslo Metropolitan University.
Erika Gabriela López Arteaga
Internationalist, Master in Development Studies, specialized in Gender and Public Policies
Enrollment is now open for the upcoming round of reciprocal peer coaching through the Conspiring Women Peer Coaching Co-Op. Learn more here. **Apply / sign up by September 19th**
Would you like to practice your interviewing skills and meet other Conspiring Women or be interviewed about your experience in the Co-Op? Contact us and we'll match you up!
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