Lauren Houghton


  • Executive coaching, Leadership and management development,
    programme design and facilitation
  • Organisational Transformation and Culture Change
  • Talent Management and Succession Planning
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Competency Modelling Design and Development


Lauren is an accomplished leadership & organisational performance strategist, executive coach and skilled facilitator to CEO, C Suite executives, managers and their teams. With 22+ year’s expertise in driving Organisational Effectiveness, building Customer Centric Leadership and culture, and enhancing Talent Management for business performance and growth. Lauren has solid commercial experience, proven executive leadership and corporate governance exposure combined with 11 years of living and working in Singapore and across Asia.

Lauren has held senior leadership positions, for Microsoft, as APAC Director, People and Organisational Development, Credit Suisse, Regional Head of the IT Institute Asia Pacific, and global programme lead, for BHP Billiton. As the single point of contact and strategic advisor on organisational capability and effectiveness, to Executives and their leadership teams, she has successfully led the drive and implementation of diverse people development agendas across 13 countries across Asia, and in Australia and New Zealand. She is a result driven, highly motivated and commercially focused professional, who has over the years supported executives to build more customer focused, market-responsive business cultures, that drive superior results and long-term competitive advantage. During current times, when demonstrating return on assets and building sustainable advantage, is most difficult, Lauren has successfully worked with executives to develop and implement strategies that:

  • Build high performance teams cross functionally,
  • Enable leaders to plan and navigate personal and business complexity
  • Empower leaders to implement the success drivers for personal and business performance


  • Master Degree (Psychology in Education)
  • Neuro-Linguistic Practitioner Certification
  • Certified Coach, Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching, Asia (MGSCC)
  • Coach, Centre for Creative Leadership (CCL)
  • Bar-On EQ 360™ and EQ-i™ Certifications
  • IASTI – Certified Advanced SF Practitioner, Specialization in Coaching.
  • Certified FIRO-B and Workplace Big5
  • Certified Focused Energy Balance Indicator (FEBI) Coach
  • Market Responsiveness Index MRI™ Customer Centric Consultant
  • Certified Solutions Focused Coach (CCFC) Canadian Council of Professional Certification
  • Human Synergistics International – Accredited Practitioner


  • Founding Board Member, Society for Organisational Learning (Singapore)
  • Member of Asia Pacific Alliance of Coaches (APAC)
  • Professional Certified Coach, International Coach Federation

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