Under Laney’s leadership, Coro has created more than 20 new programs and partnerships, increasing our program reach and impact across Northern California. With more than 20 years of experience as a social impact leader in the nonprofit, public, and private sectors, Laney has a rich history with Coro. She graduated from the flagship Fellows Program in Public Affairs in the 1990s and was Director of Community Programs in the early 2000s. Before returning to Coro as CEO in 2016, Laney was a founder and executive in the tech sector. She frequently speaks and writes about leadership, social impact, and value visibility. Laney lives in San Francisco with her husband, two children, and one mischievous dog.
How do you create impact in your role at Coro?
I support my team and board to do their best, most transformative work — and I strive to get Coro training to more people.
What inspires you to work in leadership development?
The possible. Most of us don’t have formalized opportunities to practice and refresh our toolbox for the most essential leadership tools. Coro provides these opportunities to people of all ages and backgrounds.
What’s your favorite leadership book?
Negotiating at Work by Deborah Kolb. This book transformed my view of negotiation, from something to feel intimidated by to seeing it as creative problem solving. It opened my eyes to the many ways I negotiate every day.
Where are we most likely to find you when you’re not at work?
Playing board games with my family.