Lynda focuses on management coaching, team development and facilitation for businesses and non-profit organizations. Her clients include manufacturers, healthcare professionals, school districts, economic development organizations, community foundations and numerous non-profit organizations.
As consultant to the J.D. Brown Center for Entrepreneurship at York College of Pennsylvania, Lynda has planned and executed numerous initiatives. She led creation of the Women’s Business Center Organization, a networking, mentoring and educational organization for women in business. Lynda directs the Center, including selecting speakers, obtaining sponsorships and managing monthly meetings. delivery, cycle time reduction, inventory turns and operating income. Within the Center she has created mentorship and scholarship programs and an Advisory Council to provide sustainability.
Also at the J.D. Brown Center, Lynda conceived of and co-chaired the Corporate Board and Directors Institute, a program to raise awareness of the lack of women on corporate boards, to prepare women and men to participate on boards and to train business owners on the benefits of creating boards with outside directors.
Lynda has worked with numerous business and non-profit leaders, boards and teams to improve individual and organizational performance. She has provided one-on-one leadership and conflict resolution coaching and has conducted team development workshops based on original material and on Patrick Lencioni’s “Five Dysfunctions of a Team.” She has presented on leadership, team development, conflict resolution and bullying in the workplace to both large and small organizations including Pennsylvania SHRM and the Baltimore County Council of Providers. She is an expert facilitator and was a co-winner of the 2013 Gold Facilitation Impact Award, presented by the International Association of Facilitators for her facilitation of Business and Education Roundtables for the York County Economic Alliance.
Lynda was Director of Adult Education at Junior Achievement of South-Central PA, where she developed the Exchange City Extreme Challenge Workshop, a teambuilding workshop attended by teams from diverse organizations including the York County Economic Development Corporation, Penn State University, the Harrisburg Area Chamber of Commerce and Harley Davidson. Lynda developed many partnerships while at JA including one with York College of Pennsylvania faculty and Students in Free Enterprise to provide an experiential learning program for business students.
Lynda’s bullying prevention experience began while working at Family Child Resources, a non-profit organization supporting families and children. She was trained in the internationally recognized Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, and delivered training and consulted with school administrators, faculty, students and parents.
Previously, Lynda was an adjunct professor at York College of Pennsylvania following a career in elementary education.
Lynda graduated with a Bachelor of Education from Millersville University and a Master of Education from Shippensburg University. She is certified to conduct and analyze DiSC personality assessments. She has served on the boards of the Susan Byrnes Health Education Center, the YWCA of York County, Students in Free Enterprise (York College), Council of Entrepreneurs (J.D. Brown Center) and the American Cancer Society.
Lynda’s personal accomplishments have been recognized with the 2010 Athena Award for York County and with the 2012 Central Pennsylvania Women of Influence Award.