Laura Barbero Switalski, M.S., is an adjunct lecturer at the ICSC. She is a partner of Darwin Associates, a consulting firm in Buffalo, New York, specializing in organizational growth, creativity and change leadership. She works with organizations across North America, Central America, and Europe to facilitate creativity and innovation, help manage change and transition, and enhance teamwork and leadership. Born and raised in Italy, Laura lives now in the United States, in Buffalo, NY, and has an extensive experience in working internationally and facilitating cross-cultural teams. She is a faculty member of the annual Creative Problem Solving Institute (CPSI), a founding member and organizer of CREA Conference and President of the Board of Directors of CREA Italia, the association that sponsors CREA Conference. She holds a M.S. in Creativity from Buffalo State, State University of New York.