Leadership Development

How Do You Envision Yourself as a Leader?

Whether you are a new leader (congrats!) or a seasoned leader, focusing on your development creates a ripple effect in the organization. The more skilled you become, the more confident your team assumes independent work.

Your leadership style sets you apart from anyone else. Let’s be honest – sometimes what you do or how you do it may not land well. Until now, your distinct style roots itself from your education and experiences. 

A key difference between a so-so leader and a great leader is being a life-long learner. Great leaders set time aside to reflect. They stretch into the uncomfortable zones – making personal changes that directly impact what holds them and their teams back from greatness. 

When Do You Know Leadership Development Might Help?

Some of the obvious signs leaders experience and prompts them to seek out leadership development include:

  • Micro-managing direct reports or teams
  • Time management (when to say “no”)
  • Personal confidence (overpowering discussions or not speaking up)
  • Lack of trust in others 
  • Poor communication of ideas or feelings
  • Insensitivity to the needs of others
  • Belief your team is dysfunctional

Each of these signs erodes personal and team performance. 


Every leader has blind spots. Learning how to leverage your strengths and blind spots is a sign of a great leader. Great leaders are self-aware. They are not afraid to work on their leadership style because it is critical to connecting with others authentically. When you connect, you get better results.

Are you ready to become the leader you aspire to be?

Lynn assists you in understanding and leveraging your unique leadership style

I would highly recommend Lynn Dessert as a Leadership Coach. She’s quick at assessing and engaging clients in the coaching process to meet their professional goals. Lynn is business savvy, and supremely skilled in assisting clients in understanding and leveraging their unique leadership style! Thank you Lynn! – Joanne Panarisi-Bottone, Executive Director, NeighborWorks Rochester

Executive Director, NeighborWorks Rochester

Lynn is a terrific listener and asks thoughtful questions

Lynn’s vast experience and knowledge on career development has certainly helped me obtain a clearer vision. She is a terrific listener, asks thoughtful questions, and is genuinely interested in her client’s progress. She also has many helpful insights, resources, and contacts available for my career development. I highly recommend her coaching services! – Mark Kehrig, Technical Support and Training, Telog Instruments

Lynn helped me get to the root of what was holding me back

As an HR executive I am familiar with the styles of different types of executive coaches, and would highly recommend Lynn’s approach for any individual looking to go deeper and grow. As a client, I appreciated her expertise in the HBDI model and how through it she helped me get at the root of what was holding me back from starting down or continuing on a path toward my desired goals. She asked all the right questions to allow me to uncover what was needed to go forth with confidence and self-efficacy. – Mindi Searle, Vice President Human Resources at Fairbanks Morse Engine

I enhanced my awareness of my personal and professional make-up

I worked with Lynn as my career coach and can say undeniably that she made substantial contributions in helping me find my next opportunity and enhancing my awareness of my personal & professional make-up. Her insight and thoughtful analysis enabled me to make deliberate changes on how I present myself to others and more conscious of my natural tendencies. I highly recommend Lynn as coach/consultant that can serve as a sounding board, help in the analysis of complex business/personal dynamics and identify alternatives and possible solutions. – Ross Terradas, General Manager Campus Operations, Rockwell Automation

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Our Services

Executive Coaching

Executive coaching for C-Suite and Vice President development in expanding roles. Leaders that integrate into their new roles faster create value, impact and results.

Leadership Coaching & Development

Leadership coaching and development supports new managers to handle increasingly complex work. Our leadership coaching targets first time and seasoned managers preparing for senior leadership roles.

Private Executive Coaching

One-on-one coaching for executives, non-profit executive directors and university leadership focusing on longer term personal and professional goals.

Career Coaching

Career coaching lets you explore where you want to go – internally or externally. Create a roadmap that will guide your decisions. Prepare yourself and land your next big job!

ICF Mentor Coaching

Mentoring and supporting coach skill development of core competencies for ACC/PCC (re)certification. Work with Lynn Dessert one-on-one or in a group.


Assessments used in career, leadership and executive development. Herrmann Brain Dominance (HBDI) | Hogan Assessments | Benchmarks | CPP Assessment Suite

Additional Resources

Career Development Book Series

Career Breakthrough Book Series

Are you making a career shift to a new company? Discover how to get and keep your next job.

Elephants at Work

Get the most out of your career and tame the elephants that are blocking your advancement.

Think Like a Leader

Leaders are learners. Stretch your mind. Set high goals. Be an example.