Lauren Mitchell Sveen
Creating a personal brand is a critical element in any job search strategy, as looking for a job has become cluttered and impersonal, with a just-in-time mentality. For the past eight years Lauren has been at the forefront of working with both companies and individuals to navigate changing workplace paradigms: she launched Mom Corps Denver in 2012 to match forward looking companies with talented professionals seeking greater work/life balance. Now that work place flexibility has become a common moniker, Lauren identified the growing need of individuals to have access to resources that help them create a working lifestyle that they are excited about. Talent ReDefined was born to help individuals get to the heart of what they want to do by helping skilled professionals looking for a career shift…..whether that shift is from the home into the workplace or from one profession to another. Lauren and her team leverage their years of expertise in recruiting, job search techniques and branding to consult with people one on one, provide workshops and online coaching.
Lauren’s unique ability to understand the marketplace and position people and products has driven much of her success over the years. She enjoyed a successful marketing career in the consumer goods sector, working with such blue-chip brands as Clorox, American Express, Lever Brothers, MCI, Penske and Ford Motor. She also served as head of marketing and business development for public relations giant Hill & Knowlton in New York City before discovering her entrepreneurial penchant. She founded the first online niche retailer of children’s sporting goods, raising $4 million in venture capital for the start-up before selling to a large, West Coast e-tailer, prior to founding Mom Corps Denver.
Lauren graduated magna cum laude from Duke University and launched her corporate career on Wall Street with Irving Trust, later attending the Wharton School, where she earned her MBA in marketing with distinction while serving on the Dean’s Advisory Council.
Lauren has been an active participant on non-profit boards for more than 20 years. She is currently the President of the Wharton Club of Colorado, chairwoman emeritus of the Colorado Ivy+ Women (formerly Denver Women in Business) and a founding member of both the Duke Women’s Colorado Forum and the Wharton Women in Business, where she works to bring professional women together. She also serves in fundraising capacities for The Adoption Exchange and the Kent Denver School. She has previously served on the board of directors of the Gathering Place, the Junior League, and the Westport YMCA, where her market research led the development of and fundraising for a new $50MM facility.
Lauren was a finalist for the Outstanding Woman in Business award and her business was nominated for the Company of the Year award in Colorado. Lauren has also been a speaker at the Wharton Women in Business conference in Philadelphia, and been featured on CBS and NBC talking about women in the workplace. Lauren writes a monthly column titled Working It Out in the Denver Post and they can all be viewed at www.theartofhiring.com. She is also a regular contributor to the CoBiz online magazine, and was featured in People magazine, WSJ and USA Today for her early entrepreneurial ventures. Lauren is a sought-after speaker on employment trends, work/life integration and personal branding.
Caroline views the evolving workplace as an opportunity to help job seekers find their ideal career direction by helping people identify what they want to do and providing the tools to help them make it happen. She enjoys getting to the heart of what her clients would like to accomplish when making a career shift. Over the past eight years, she has helped hundreds of candidates grow their careers by guiding them towards a holistic job search strategy approach, and looks forward to developing meaningful programs with Talent ReDefined.
Caroline began working with Lauren in 2012 while raising her then young family. Together as Mom Corps Denver, they helped dozens of growth stage companies build out their teams. Prior to joining Corps Team Denver, Caroline was a veteran program administrator with experience in the recruiting, communications, training, management, and research fields, working in both non-profit and for-profit companies. Caroline started her career in the staffing industry at Naden Blair, a boutique market research and creative placement firm. Caroline has also spent the past fifteen years as a volunteer-a-holic, where she has fine-tuned her program development, execution and leadership skills. She currently serves on the Board of Director of Girls Scouts of Colorado as Chair of Membership, and is an award-winning volunteer, having received the coveted Gold President’s Volunteer Service Award in 2014. In her numerous school and youth services roles, she increased the revenue for one parent-teacher organization by 200%, created a middle school fundraising event with nearly 80% participation, and doubled Girl Scout membership in her local area. Caroline has served as President of the PTCO’s of two schools, and as a board member of Cherry Creek School’s Parents’ Council.
With her depth of experience in adult training, Caroline has been instrumental in creating Talent ReDefined’s career shift program, giving job seekers a way to create and execute their own job search strategy.
Caroline graduated with Honors from the University of Tampa with degrees in history and political science, and earned a master’s degree in history from University College London in the United Kingdom, where she met her husband. Married with two children, Caroline enjoys spending time with her family more than anything else. She also loves swimming, travel, reading, music and teaching others.