• Lara Whitley


    Building momentum + launching movements by telling a great story.

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Strategist // Storyteller // Change Agent

Let’s collaborate.

Your job: be brilliant at what you do.

My job: let the world know.



Hiring Lara to lead strategic communications for our campaign was the best professional decision I ever made. Lara’s gut instincts and communication prowess were the magical combination that helped us to achieve our goals.

Skye Skinner
Executive Director / Compass Schools

Lara is an excellent strategist and a talented writer who gets the job done. She has delivered impressive results for her non-profit clients. And she's enjoyable to work with, and isn't life too short not to work with people who you enjoy?

Maureen Poschman

Lara and I have partnered on projects for nearly 15 years. She is a joy to work with — she always has a great vision for the project at hand: creative, fun, and well crafted. It makes my job as the designer on the project so much fun! She is also incredibly detail-oriented and professional, and I am always honored to work with and collaborate with her.

Sarah Douglas
Principal / gaiacreative

The Aspen Community School Capital Campaign was an enormous success in good part because of Lara’s leadership skills, creativity, and focused listening as our Communications Director. People still talk about how our message reached out to the whole community and how people felt included and cheered us on to the finish line.

Lynn Nichols
Steering Committee Chair / Aspen Community School

Getting Lara on board means your message is in skilled hands. From concept to completion, she leaves no stone unturned. She listens, distills and implements. Whatever she touches is infinitely better.

Jeffie Butler

One of the best decisions I made was to hire Lara Whitley. She took the story of our burgeoning organization and positioned it expertly for the world stage. She is a dedicated and delightful collaborator who possesses that rare combination of intellectual acuity, creative artistry, and technical proficiency. I cannot praise the quality of her work, and her work ethic, highly enough.

Julie Comins Pickrell
former Executive Director / Aspen Words