Lauren Giebelhausen blue beyond consulting bay area

Lauren Giebelhausen


Lauren is a consultant at Blue Beyond with a strong background in communications and project management in both the business and nonprofit world.

Lauren recently moved to Italy, after a year based in the SF Bay Area. Prior to that, she lived in Seattle, where she proudly served as the youngest ever board member for King County Boys and Girls Clubs, and also founded and chaired the Seattle Impact Network. She brings to Blue Beyond an expertise in developing and implementing strategic plans as well as driving and developing content that supports business priorities and objectives. A skilled networker, relationship-builder, and collaborator, Lauren is most complimented on her attention to detail, out-of-the-box thinking, and global and cultural perspective.

Lauren originally studied fashion design at IADT in Chicago, studied abroad in Florence, Italy and upon returning to the States pivoted directions and went back to school for business, receiving a BA in Business, Entrepreneurship from Washington State University.

What skills and expertise do you bring to the team?

Strategic planning, cross-organizational initiatives, communications, global communications, content development, program management, event management, speaking engagements, process development, team management, and talent development.

What do you find most rewarding about your work?

Turning a bold idea into reality and doing it with equally passionate people. The gratification of everything coming together is almost as rewarding as the people. You never know what someone can teach you, where a relationship can lead you, and how sometimes those relationships can last a lifetime.

What characteristic do you most admire in others?

Authenticity — when people can be their authentic selves it makes everything better, including the world we live in.

Do you have a favorite question?

“What is the best gift you have ever received?” I find that most people answer this question in a way that reflects something deeper and more personal than a material good. It tends to surface fond memories or provide insight into a time in someone’s life that they may have not revisited in a while.

If you could take the year off, what would you do?

Explore the world. The landscape, people, food, and cultures making up our world are so vast and unique that it feels like a never-ending story to be read.

What's your favorite place?

Italy — in my early twenties I studied in Florence and more recently married the love of my life there. Both my husband and I have grandparents and great-grandparents that were born in Italy and I have always felt a deep connection to the history, people, and language. Oh, and the food. ☺

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