Laura Crawshaw~ Ph.D.~ BCC

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Known as the Boss Whisperer®, psychotherapist, corporate executive, executive coach, researcher, speaker, and author, Dr. Laura Crawshaw specializes in researching and coaching abrasive leaders. She has served an international clientele of employers, including over 40 Fortune 500 companies, United Nations organizations, and NASA. She established her private practice, the Executive Insight Development Group, Inc., in 1994 and published her first book, Taming the Abrasive Manager: How to End Unnecessary Roughness in the Workplace, in 2007. Dr. Crawshaw founded The Boss Whispering Institute in 2009, whose mission is to relieve suffering in the workplace caused by abrasive leaders through research and training.  Her new book is Grow Your Spine & Manage Abrasive Leadership Behavior: A Guide for Those Who Manage Bosses Who Bully.

Dr. Crawshaw speaks internationally, holding degrees in clinical social work and organizational behavior.  She has held membership in the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations, the American Psychological Association, the British Psychological Society, the Harvard Business Review Advisory Council, the International Association on Bullying and Harassment at Work, and the International Coach Federation. She is also a Founding Fellow of the Institute of Coaching and a member of the Forbes Coaches Council.

Accredited practitioners of the Boss Whispering® method are available to provide coaching for abrasive leaders and conduct intervention consultation for those who manage them. For more information, go to