Working with Lynn Dessert

Why Choose Lynn Dessert

There are coaches who are experienced, coaches who are certified and coaches who deliver results – with Lynn Dessert you get all three.

With 2600+ hours of coaching time, Lynn suppports executives, high achievers and new leaders to explore how they can lead others with confidence, passion and authencity.  

Lynn works with leaders who commit to being their best self. Through the process of visioning, discovery, testing, reflection and accountability, leaders uncover who they can become and what they are willing to do to get there. 

Additionally, Lynn works with coaches who want to invest in their skills through her ICF Mentor Coaching programs

Lynn Dessert, MBA, MCC

Lynn Dessert, MBA, MCC

Master Certified Coach | Executive Coach | Mentor Coach | 2019 ICF Charlotte Chapter Past President


  • Higher education
  • Nonprofit
  • Financial services
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Biotech
  • High Technology
  • Chemical
  • Professional Services
  • Technical Services
  • Health Care
  • Hospital Administration
  • Manufacturing
  • Food
  • ICF Coaching

About Lynn Dessert

Lynn started her executive coaching and consulting business in 2001 after a 17- year career in human resources and line management. She supports new managers to senior executives through executive coaching.

Drawing on her extensive experience and training, Lynn developed The Contagious Leader experience –  a leadership change initiative for creating a coach-based organizational culture. As leaders become more proficient in coaching their own groups, communication soars – positively impacting organizational results.

As a career coach, she helps executives face and overcome career derailing traits. As a result, she enables them to move into company cultures that support their strengths. Finally, up and coming managers seek out her guidance to accelerate their development in managing others and their careers.

As a mentor coach, she supports new and seasoned coaches improve their coaching skills and prepare for ACC and PCC (re) certification with the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

In her early years, she served as vice president of Human Resources. Her experience spans executive coaching, world-wide succession planning, leadership training, and management development. 

While a corporate gypsy, her vast industry experience in best practice Fortune 1000 companies include:

  • AlliedSignal (Honeywell International)
  • The Quaker Oats Company (PepsiCo)
  • Bausch & Lomb Inc.
  • Engelhard Corporation
  • The Kroger Company
Certified NLP Coach
Professional Certifications

Lynn Dessert holds the following certifications:

  • Master Certified Coach (MCC), International Coaching Federation
  • Certified Mentor Coach
  • Certified Neuro Linquistic Programming (NLP) Coach
  • Hogan Assessments Suite
  • Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI)
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Qualified (MBTI)
  • Benchmarks Certified by The Center for Creative Leadership
  • Actualize Leadership Profile (ALP)

She is able to administer a variety of assessments with The Myers-Briggs Company and the Center for Creative Leadership with her qualifications including: SKILLSCOPE°, KEYS°, Executive Dimensions, 360 BY DESIGN, Prospector°, Firo-B, Strong Interest Inventory, and Thomas-Kilmann Instrument.

Publications and Media
Lynn has written for several publications. She is the author of The Secrets to Successful Job On-Boarding and What to Do After Being Fired. Additionally, she writes a blog – Elephants at Work, focusing on your career and personal development. As a sought-after expert by the media, Lynn Dessert provides leadership insights and expert career advice.

Lynn belongs to a number of professional organizations including:

  • International Coaching Federation – Global Member
  • International Coaching Federation – Charlotte Chapter
    • 2019 Past-president
    • 2018 President
    • 2017 President-elect
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.
HBDI Certified
Hogan Assessments Certified
“Lynn is a terrific resource to the executive that needs HR guidance, career advice, personal branding, and overall team leadership guidance. She can work with a group or an individual on many levels.  She has redirected me several times with her calm wisdom. I also recommend her blog. It is a quick read once or twice a week and has excellent commentary and advice to keep your leadership and HR neurons firing. See it and sign up at www.elephantsatwork.com.”
Ted Newill

ex VP Sales and Marketing, Reichart Inc,

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