Lynne and I began working together about 15 years ago when she led our dysfunctional, siloed team through an extensive program on Courageous Conversations. From that day forward she has been a trusted ally and an important member of our family. Lynne balances tough feedback with heart and compassion. She is honest and never afraid to call a person on their “stuff;” yet she always provides the tools, motivation and coaching to help people grow. She is curious and cares deeply about the people she works with and the results she delivers. Over the years she has led us through multiple strategic planning processes, including one that followed a major reorganization resulting in the birth of a new company. She has facilitated retreats and planning sessions, and she has coached members of our team. In sum she has made us a better, more successful enterprise. She is a wise, generous mentor and I would not be where I am today without her. When I grow up, I want to be like Lynne.