Carnegie Mellon University

Integrated Innovation Institute

Engineering + Design + Business

Integrated Innovation Institute

Lauren Miller

Lauren Miller

Adjunct Professor

Pittsburgh, PA


After 12+ years as a consultant leading experience-design and transformational change projects for clients such as Nike, Abbott, BMW, FedEx and Salesforce, Lauren pivoted her career from a design-and-technology-focus to a people-and-team-focus.

Lauren leverages a unique combination of a traditional business background, multiple Executive Coaching certifications, and experience in both small/boutique and large global consultancies in Boston, Chicago, and Seattle.

She is passionate about authentic leadership during times of organizational change, leaning on inquiry and reflection skill-building.  

Currently, Lauren is a Leadership Coach and Instructor for MBA students at Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School of Business.  She also consults, writes, and speaks about leadership and team development.

Advice for Future Innovators

"Always be curious!  Ask 'how might we…' and 'what if?'"  

Areas of Expertise

Team Dynamics, Team Design, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Change, Adult Learning Theory, Paradoxes of Leadership, Communication Design

Integrated Innovation Courses

  • 49-809 – Leadership Development 


  • Method and System for Data Analytics and Visualization. 
    • Patent #62/060351. Filed October 1, 2014. US Application # 14/570,586


  • Masters in Organizational Learning & Change at Northwestern University