Our Story

Popular TEDx Speaker: Why People REALLY Hate Their Jobs

Founder and boss of three successful companies

25+ Years in Tech Recruiting

#1 Career Transformation Coach for Women in Tech

Lead an InspiHER’d Life

Laurie Swanson helps Women in Tech align their life’s work (outer action) with their True Nature (inner self) as the surest path to a fulfilling career and an inspired life

Connect Inner Wisdom with Real Change

Her spiritual approach and proven techniques come from a lifetime of connecting Women in Tech with jobs they love. Through her coaching, speaking and weekly InspiHERations blog, Laurie shares the power of bringing our whole selves to our work. 

Elevating Women in Tech 

Laurie started out as a coder, became the #1 software sales rep in her company and then founded a successful tech recruiting firm. She’s passionate about honoring the whole person for women known for their left-brain expertise and digital prowess.

Women in Tech Resetting 

Laurie’s Career Reset program is the only one of its kind. It guides Women in Tech to exit careers that no longer serve them on their terms and timeline, monetize their passions and expertise, and reset their careers with confidence, ease, and joy.

Laurie’s TED Talk!

Meet Laurie

Your Transformation Coach

First, she was a coder.

Laurie studied business and information technology at the University of Texas. First job? A computer programmer! Then she followed her true nature and shifted into Technology Recruiting and  Software Sales.

She founded The Laso Corporation in 1995 and grew it to a multi-million dollar, boutique Information Technology search firm.

Around 2010, Laurie began to feel the tug towards doing something new. She was evolving and knew that Laso and recruiting had run their course. After considering many different ideas over a period of years, what Laurie knew for sure was that she loved supporting women to live their dreams AND she was a  coach at heart. Coaching was the clear path.  Laurie got certified in 2015 and rebranded Laso as InspiHER Tech, a career coaching firm for women in tech and tech-related careers, who have been dreaming of resetting their careers but are not sure where to start, supporting Laurie’s mission to empower women to create the careers and lives they love through a spirit-centered approach.

Laurie’s credentials include:

  • Certified Women’s Business Enterprise
  • Certified Professional iPEC and Energy Leadership Coach
  • Cornell University Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Unconscious Bias certified expert
  • American Association of University Women (AAUW) Negotiation Coach
  • National Association of Personnel Services Certified
  • Martha Beck Certified Life Coach
  • Certified Passion Test Facilitator
  • TEDx Speaker “Why People Really Hate Their Jobs”
  • Former director of the monthly Tech Talk Programming at 1871, recognized by UBI Global as the #1 Private Business Incubator in the world
  • Mentor through AnitaB.org, Chicago Innovation, and the Executives Club of Chicago
  • Keynote and panelist speaker on various topics related to confidence, negotiation, becoming an entrepreneur, mindset, Ageism and aging in, tapping into wisdom intelligence, and claiming your inner leader.

Laurie is a giver. She delights in giving back and was on the board of her local chamber, volunteered at her city’s Community Relations and Fine and Cultural Arts Commissions, with People’s Resource Center, and in the schools for Junior Achievement and Incubator EDU. She’s been married for more than two decades and has two adult kiddos. She loves walking among trees, independent films, great stories, poker nights with girlfriends, and learning about and from others. Laurie is a personal and spiritual growth junkie who never says no to hearing your miracle story and is happy to share one of hers – just ask!

If you want to reset your career like Laurie, check out when our upcoming Career Reset cohort opens up. www.inspiHERtech.com/career-reset.

Meet Team InspiHER Tech

Our Mission:  To inspiHER Women in Tech to transform their careers by aligning with their True Nature, creating success on their own terms and being part of a community of women leading change in work culture so it works for everyone.

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