Inclusion & Diversity Speaker, Best Selling Author & Organizational Psychologist 

Dr. Lauran Star utilizes her authenticity and brutal but compassionate honesty to address business issues with solid solutions for the past three decades. She is known to dive in where others tread lightly yet is insightful, warm, and approachable.


The leading Diversity and Inclusion Psychologist, Dr. Lauran Star understands the inclusion, diversity, and equity challenges your organization is facing and has solutions that are evidence-based with proven outcomes. ​​She is known for uncovering blind spots to achieve optimal performance and enhanced retention.

Her success includes being both a best and international selling author (Your Power Pivot; Shifting the Paradigm of Work/ Life Empowerment and LEIP Forward: Leadership Emotional Intelligence Proficiency) and forthcoming book Pivotal Inclusion. Dr. Lauran Star's influence in the media is far-reaching. She has been featured on CBS Radio, published in Forbes Women, Huffington Post, Talent Management, Society of Human Resource Management, to name a few. She also has an amazing social media following.

Dr. Star has over two decades impacting the inclusion, diversity, and equity field. She has worked with executives and senior leadership, human resource management, and employees of several Fortune 500 companies to help create an inclusive organizational culture that thrives in today’s business. Prior to her corporate life, Lauran performed on Broadway in the late 1980’s and is a retired member of the United States Armed Forces, as a trauma medic in Desert Storm. Dr. Lauran Star is a true original as she believes obstacles are just moments of opportunity to grow.

Dr. Lauran Star holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Organizational Psychology and is one of the first in the United States whose Ph.D. is specialized in inclusion, diversity, equity, and change. Her dissertation examined diversity training and its impact on perceived organizational justice. As the largest, within the STEM field studies examining diversity training, Dr. Lauran Star's dissertation has been published and now cited as a foundational piece of evidence for inclusion, diversity, and equity.   

​Dr. Star is a certified executive and leadership coach as well as a facilitator on several organizational assessment tools. Dr. Star is an adjunct faculty member for the University of New Hampshire System empowering the next generation of leaders with the inclusion lens.