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Laura Hauser, Ph.D., MCC - Fielding Graduate University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Laura Hauser, Ph.D., MCC

Associate Faculty - Evidence Based Coaching | Fielding Graduate University


Executive and team coach, strategic change consultant, and graduate-level educator



Dr. Laura Hauser is a certified executive coach, strategic change consultant, graduate-level educator, author, and conference speaker. She works with corporate leaders and coach professionals who want to unite people toward a compelling vision; align and build cohesive teams; and strengthen leadership skills required for the delivery of sound business results. She is known as a leading expert in the emerging research and practice of team coaching. Prestigious organizations such as The Conference Board and the International Coach Federation (ICF) feature Dr. Hauser for her expertise in team coaching. Dr. Hauser serves as adjunct faculty for Fielding Graduate University’s Evidence-Based Coaching Program. She also designed and teaches an advanced course in Team Coaching at Fielding Graduate University and Royal Roads University. She holds a PhD from Fielding Graduate University. Dr. Hauser earned a master's degree in organization development through Pepperdine University, where she also serves as adjunct faculty for the Graziadio School of Business and Management.

Industry Expertise (4)



Professional Training and Coaching

Training and Development

Areas of Expertise (8)

Coaching Core Competencies (ICF)

Evidence-Based Coaching

Team and Group Behavior

Executive Coaching

Team Coaching

Team Innovation

Organizational Change and Leadership

Customized Coach Training Programs

Accomplishments (3)

Professional Certified Coach (PCC) (professional)

International Coach Federation (2009)

Effective Organizational Intervening Certificate (professional)

Gestalt Institute Cleveland (2008)

Senior Team Alignment and Team Development Certification (professional)

Intégro Leadership Institute (2001)

Education (2)

Fielding Graduate University: PhD, Management 2012

Pepperdine University, The George L. Graziado School of Business and Management: MS, Organization Development 1993

Affiliations (8)

  • International Coach Federation : Member
  • Organization Development Network : Member
  • Academy of Management : Member
  • American Society of Training and Development : Member
  • Orgdyne Coach Consultants Consortium : Member
  • Evidence-Based Coaching Community Connections Newsletter : Co-Editor
  • Pepperdine University, Graziadio School of Management and Business : Adjunct Faculty
  • Leadership Strategies International : Founder

Media Appearances (3)

Blog: Learning from Learners

LinkedIn Pulse  online


Almost all of us know the “Golden Rule”: treat others as you would like to be treated. Fewer people know the “Iron Rule”: never do for someone else what they can do for themselves...

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Team Coaching vs. Group Coaching

LinkedIn Pulse  online


Depending on who you are the answer to this question seems obvious, irrelevant, or supremely important. Or maybe you don’t think there is a difference. But as you think about it more, the distinction can seem further nuanced and confusing...

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Advanced Group & Team Coaching This Week At Royal Roads University

LinkedIn Pulse  online


I'm spending time in Victoria this week with Royal Roads University for their advanced coaching course "Group and Team Coaching." It is always a wonderful experience to assist these leaders in their ongoing professional development and help prepare them for future success. A hint of what we'll talk about this week: learning about the differences between groups and teams, the complexities of coaching teams, and how to be an effective coach with both...

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Event Appearances (8)

The Complexity of Coaching Teams

The Conference Board: 12th Annual Executive Coaching Conference guest speaker  New York City, Times Square


Coaching Work Teams: Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice

San Diego Society for Human Resource Management Chapter guest speaker  San Diego, CA


Shape-Shifting: A conceptual framework for coaching work teams

Fielding Graduate University Human and Organization Development conference workshop  Santa Barbara, CA


Knowledge-Based Coaching for Work Teams

Vancouver Island International Coach Federation Chapter Guest Lecture  Webinar


Are you flying-by-the-seat-of-your-pants or using knowledge-based coaching?

Society of Human Resource Management Guest Lecture  San Diego, CA


Evidence-Based Coaching

Professional Coaches, Mentors, and Advisors Association Guest Lecture  Pasadena, CA


Evidence-Based Coaching or Fly-By-The-Seat-Of-Your-Pants Coaching: What Do Your Clients Want?

(2009, October) OD Network Annual Conference, co-presenter  Seattle, WA

Team Innovation

Pepperdine University Annual MSOD Master of Science in Organizational Development Conference  Carmel, CA


Articles (5)

Shape-Shifting: A team-coaching model for coach practitioners, educators, and researchers

Journal of Psychological Issues in Organizational Culture

(2014) , 5(2), 48-71.

On the Edge: Human Potential and the Esalen Institute

McGraw Hill

Introduction. In L. Wildflower, The Hidden History of Coaching, 2013. 11-12.

Team and Group Behavior

Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Hauser, L. (2011). In L. Wildflower & D. Brennan (Eds.), The handbook of knowledge-based coaching: Theory and practice. West Sussex, England.

Evidence-based coaching: A case study

OD Practitioner

Successful executive coaching facilitates growth, positive change, and improved performance. As the coaching field explodes, many OD practitioners hang an executive coaching shingle to capitalize on this trend. Yet executive coaching lacks the standards, research, and metrics to ensure efficacy. Executive coaches need evidence-based practices (Stober, Wildflower & Drake, 2006) to demonstrate not only skill and knowledge but also effectiveness.

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Team innovation


In N. Breuer (Ed.) Wisdom of ASTD-LA [American Society for Training and Development, Los Angeles]