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Loren Margolis

Executive Coach, FounderTLS Leaders

New York, NY

Member Since January 2021


Executive Coaching
Leadership Development


Executive coach, leadership faculty at the State University Of New York, and Founder of TLS Leaders, Loren specializes in developing senior leaders in global organizations. She teaches executive presence, presentation skills and career strategy as Adjunct Faculty for S.U.N.Y. at Stony Brook's Executive Education. She is a tenured physician leadership coach at Einstein College Of Medicine and long-standing leadership coach for women lawyers at global law firm, Baker McKenzie. Previously, Loren coached and taught MBAs and business leaders at Columbia Business School. Select clients include: SAP, Citigroup, Harry’s, UBER, ESPN, JP Morgan Chase & Co., Columbia Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons, Madison Square Garden, Novartis, Stanford University, UNICEF USA, Weill Cornell Medicine, and many high-growth companies. Loren has coached for 20 years and specializes in helping leaders to: • Use emotional intelligence and strategic communication skills to navigate high-stakes work situations. • Balance empathy with directness to better engage teams and create better team cultures. • Rise above limiting beliefs and mindsets that hold them back. • Make key decisions on organizational strategy and execution to lead change and business growth. • Learn how they’re perceived by others and evolve their approach to deepen political savvy and influence. • Build their capacity to lead themselves and others through change and uncertainty. • Onboard to new leadership roles by getting out of the weeds and focusing on higher-level, strategic work. In addition to her own executive coaching practice, Loren leads a dynamic team at TLS Leaders that provides custom leadership development programs and team development solutions. Prior to launching TLS Leaders in 2015, Loren taught and coached MBAs at Columbia Business School. There, she founded and taught Columbia’s Entrepreneurship Development Program, founded the Career Fellows, Columbia's peer coaching program and taught the Presentation Skills course. She led Training & Development for 64 offices in North America at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and leadership development for 23,000 employees at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

Published content

20 Specific Ways Executives Can Reenergize Mid-Level Leaders

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Creating a workplace environment where all employees feel able to communicate their needs is critical to retaining your team. Every business goes through busy and stressful times. While many organizations are able to navigate and overcome these hurdles, it can result in leaders experiencing burnout. This is especially true for mid-level leaders as they tend to direct many different moving parts and interact with individual team members. Fortunately, with the proactive support of the executive team, there are tactics that can be utilized to mitigate or prevent burnout and reinvigorate mid-level leaders. To help, 20 Newsweek Expert Forum members each share one way the executive team can help mid-level leaders get reenergized when they are feeling burned out.

19 Strategies for Cultivating a Team Committed to Company Values

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Cultivating a values-driven environment will help align team members' actions with the core principles of your business. Company values are the guiding principles that shape an organization's culture and define its identity. However, only having values in place is not enough. To truly embed them within the fabric of a team, it is crucial to reinforce and strengthen each member’s understanding and commitment. Below, 19 Newsweek Expert Forum members share effective strategies leaders can use to nurture a values-driven team. These approaches will help solidify the team's understanding of company values and foster a deep sense of commitment. 

14 Strategies for Combating Decision-Making Paralysis and Anxiety

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Leaders often have many things and people depending on them. When every decision made can have far-reaching consequences, it’s not uncommon for some leaders to be stressed or apprehensive about making the wrong call. Rather than letting their negative emotions get the best of them, and potentially lead to important decisions being delayed, it’s crucial to determine what processes will produce the best decision possible for a given situation. As leaders themselves, the members of Newsweek Expert Forum are well aware of the importance (and downsides) of decision-making. To make the process easier, 14 members offer advice to help leaders better manage the paralysis and anxiety that can occur while making critical decisions.

14 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Assembling a Leadership Team

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To create an effective leadership team, it's important to consider everything each candidate can offer the business. Across industries, leadership plays an essential role in the success of a business. These leaders set the tone of the organization as a whole, impacting not only operations and decision making, but employees and customers as well.  To build the right leadership team, companies have to be willing to take their time with the process as every misstep could potentially negatively impact the business long term. Below, 14 Newsweek Expert Forum members explore common mistakes organizations make when assembling a leadership team and share advice on how those errors can be corrected.

15 Ways Leaders Can Foster a Supportive Company Culture

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Rather than perpetuating the same old top-down power dynamics, leaders can instead prioritize employees' needs. The role of company culture in many businesses has changed in recent years. This has meant moving away from traditional power structures where leaders decided the business path forward to systems that focus on intentionally giving employees a seat at the decision-making table.  While these efforts have proved fruitful for attracting and retaining employees, fostering a supportive internal culture is an ongoing undertaking that must regularly be assessed. As experts, the members of Newsweek Expert Forum understand the key role that leaders play in maintaining company culture. Below, 15 of them share their best advice on how leaders can create and sustain a supportive internal culture.

14 Effective Strategies for Connecting With Peers Without Comparing Your Successes

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Having a deep understanding of yourself and your own goals can help prevent feelings of inadequacy. From Instagram and Twitter to now even LinkedIn, having a presence online today means constantly reading about what everyone has going on. This includes the life updates that people typically post but social media has also increased people’s tendency to primarily share the highlights rather than the entire picture. While this is not a bad thing on its own, constantly viewing the success of your peers can amplify your own feelings of inadequacy around personal and professional failures. Simply deciding to take a step back is one approach to consider, but it can negatively impact your relationships with peers over time. Below, 14 Newsweek Expert Forum members share recommendations for how professionals can connect and maintain healthy relationships with peers without comparing themselves to others’ success and accomplishments.

Company details

TLS Leaders

Company bio

We are a global leadership development firm that partners with the world’s most innovative organizations to help their leaders and teams to thrive. We specialize in custom executive coaching, leadership development programs and a highly sought-after team effectiveness series.



Area of focus

Executive Coaching
Management Consulting

Company size

11 - 50