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  • Lori Auten

    Lori Auten

    MS, ACC

    MSA, Management, Georgia Southwestern State University

    Bachelor of Arts, Economics and Mathematics, Emory University

    Lori Auten is the CEO of Columbus, Georgia-based “Focus Consulting Group,” a firm that provides professional coaching, business consulting, group facilitation and leadership development. She is credentialed through the International Coach Federation, is a certified FastTrac facilitator with the Kauffman Institute and also serves as facilitator for The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center GrowSmart™ entrepreneur program. Additionally, she is a qualified Myers-Briggs ® Type Indicator practitioner.

    She is an Associate Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation and has provided more than 7,500 hours of coaching and counseling to more than 1,500 entrepreneurs and business leaders in the areas of leadership, strategic planning, team building and management. In addition, Lori is a certified facilitator and provides training courses for businesses and non-profit organizations.

    She currently serves on the board of directors for the Columbus Public Library and is the past-chairman of the Columbus Trade Center Authority. Auten is a graduate of Leadership Columbus and has been featured in Georgia Trend Magazine as one of the “40 Under 40 Rising Stars in Georgia.”