Lynn started her executive career coaching and consulting business in 2001 after a 17- year career in human resources and line management. Her vast industry experience in best practice Fortune 1000 companies includes:
- AlliedSignal (Honeywell International)
- The Quaker Oats Company (PepsiCo)
- Bausch & Lomb Inc.
- Engelhard Corporation
- The Kroger Company
As a vice president of Human Resources, she provided coaching to executives and managed world-wide succession planning, training, and management development.
Since beginning her own businesses, Lynn has successfully delivered high quality solutions to the education, financial services, pharmaceuticals, biotech, high technology, chemical, professional services, technical services and manufacturing industries. She has also developed and delivered programs worldwide on the subjects of Leadership Development and Behavioral Sales Training.
One of the major benefits of Lynn Dessert’s vast experience is her ability to bring creative thinking to business solutions. As a personal coach, Lynn helps executives face and overcome career derailing traits, enabling them to move into company cultures that support their strengths. Up and coming managers seek out her guidance to accelerate their development in managing others and their careers. Executive coaching programs are available – read more about it here. Additionally, she offers career exploration and transition coaching to job seekers, both employed or unemployed. See more about working with Lynn as a career coach here.
Lynn received her BA degree in Social Work from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, and continued her education in an accelerated graduate program at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, earning an MBA in Management Concentration. Additional certifications and qualifications include the following venues:
- Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coaching Federation (ICF)
- Certified NLP Coach
- Certified Compensation Professional (CCP)
- Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
- Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI)
- Benchmarks 360° Feedback
- Executive Dimensions
- 360 BY DESIGN
- Strong Interest Inventory
- Thomas-Kilmann Instrument
Ms. Dessert is currently a member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), World at Work, the Women’s Executive Network, and The Rochester Professional Consultants Network. She has written for several publications, and is the author of The Secrets to Successful Job On-Boarding and What to Do After Being Fired and writes a blog – Elephants at Work, focusing on your career and personal development. She is a sought-after expert by the media and is available to speak with groups.