About Westbrook Strategies
westbrook strategies is an interpersonal communications consulting firm.
(yeah, we know. that's a mouthful!) so, what does that mean, exactly?
we help people by providing practical, unpretentious tips and tricks for communicating with confidence.
think of it this way: you know how a personal trainer provides clients with techniques for improving physical fitness? sometimes there's a specific goal, other times the client just wants a general overview so they can hit the ground running on their own. the client may meet with the trainer once, or regularly over the course of many months.
imagine there was someone who did what a personal trainer does for physical fitness, but for social skills. that's us!
whether we're helping a client prepare for an interview, a big speech, a presentation at work, a first date, or the kind of small talk that happens on a day-to-day basis, we love empowering people to be successful in the conversations that matter the most.
since the company was started in 2007, westbrook strategies has served over 450 awesome clients across the world.
meet our founder, lauren
a native of st. louis, missouri, lauren westbrook holds a bachelor of arts degree in social anthropology from harvard college and a masters of business administration from stanford graduate school of business.
in addition to running westbrook strategies, over the last several years, lauren has held full-time roles in marketing communications and brand management at l'oreal usa, bigelow tea, and facebook.
with these experiences under her belt, today lauren is a passionate, experienced, and results-oriented communications and personal branding expert with natural leadership, finely-tuned communication skills, and a love for building meaningful connections to, and between, people.
lauren loves her family, great bargains, hip hop and r&b, beauty products, reality tv, travel, spinning classes and good food (especially ny-style pizza, chilean sea bass, and pb&j sandwiches).
areas of expertise
- general social skills
- dating & relationships
- interview prep
- social skills for the workplace
- public speaking
- making the most of social media
- small talk & casual conversation
- social skills for teenagers
- social skills for non-native u.s. residents
one-on-one consultation (30 m) $75
one-on-one consultation (60 m) $140
package of ten 60 minute sessions $1350
bootcamps + group strategy sessions
1 day/3 day $500 / $1500
speaking engagements pricing by request
corporate contract/retainers pricing by request