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 2500+ hours of coaching time, Lynn has helped many executives and high achievers set goals and build self-confidence. Additionally, you develop breakthrough leadership skills, open doors to new thinking and make decisions to improve your life – professionally and personally.

Are you ready to make an investment in your leadership or career development? If so, make a decision that makes a difference.

Lynn Dessert, MBA, PCC

Lynn Dessert, MBA, PCC

Executive Coach


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

About Lynn Dessert

Lynn started her executive 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 executive coaching and managed world-wide succession planning, training, and management development.

Since beginning her own businesses, Lynn has successfully delivered high quality solutions in different industry settings. She has 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 inspire creative thinking and approaches leadership and business solutions. Her ability to work with new managers to senior executives allows her to impact organizations at all levels.

As a personal 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.

Professional Certifications

Lynn Dessert holds the following certifications:

  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with International Coach Federation
  • 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

She is able to administer a variety of assessments with CCP, Inc. 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 Coach Federation – Global Member
  • International Coach Federation – ICF Charlotte Chapter – 2018 President
  • Society for Human Resources (SHRM)

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.

PCC Professional Certified Coach
HBDI Certified
Certified NLP Coach
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”

Ted Newill

ex VP Sales and Marketing, Reichart Inc,

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