Lynnea Brinkerhoff

Lynnea Brinkerhoff, an organizational change trailblazer, pioneered cutting-edge OD principles as a consultant to Fortune 100’s. She brings over 28 years of applied behavioural science expertise to her clients around the globe.

Strategic Partner: Change. Leadership. Conflict. Resilience.

Lynnea’s focus is on mediating destructive conflict and creating healthy workplace cultures by simplifying management protocols and growing strong leaders. Her ‘sweet spot’ is C-Suite level ‘Intra-preneurs’ who want to carve out their legacy while building a purpose-driven organization. Executives of all walks glean how to show up as their authentic self, leading from their values, fully present to staff, stakeholders and customers, with record-breaking results.

Lynnea has a unique ability to put people at ease, as well as sense their unspoken aspirations and fears. 

Lynnea holds a BA in International Business & French from Simmons University, Boston, MA; MSOD in Organization Development from Pepperdine University Malibu, CA; and is an Ordained Interfaith Minister in world wisdom traditions. She is certified as an International Coach Federation Professional (ICF, PCC) and Board Certified Executive and Wellness Coach with over 8,000 logged C-Suite level hours.

She was nominated as Executive Coach of the Year, 2018 and was honourably selected as a member of NYC’s Sustainable Entrepreneur program. She is a volunteer for Women Who Lead, supporting international female-owned business start-ups.

Lynnea has served in operational and strategic roles for industries including finance, healthcare, consumer goods, professional services, digital technologies.

Drawing upon a broad array of tools and classical wisdom coloured with a playful spirit, Lynnea helps her clients distinguish repeating patterns that no longer serve.

Past clients include Disney University, Merck, Culinary Institute of America, Spalding Sports, American Express, Intel, Citibank, Perkin Elmer, Goldman Sachs, Colgate-Palmolive, Mars Confectionery and Unilever. She has authored several seminal Organization Development texts and journal articles in areas ranging from The Five Questions™; the neuroscience of leadership, conversational intelligence (C-IQ), navigating dilemmas to whole system transformation (WST).

Lynnea served as a Professor of Organizational Change & Development in the US, Eastern Europe, New Zealand and Asia, been published in over 20 educational texts and journals, and designed and implemented numerous leadership development programs worldwide.

Key Areas of Expertise

Managers to Leaders
Leadership & Neuroscience
360 Feedback
Personal Resilience
Collaborative Strategic Planning
WST: Large-Scale Meetings
Polarity Thinking
Emotional Intelligence
Difficult Conversations
Executive Presence
Stress/Energy Management
Learning & Development
I work towards the success of my clients. I comfort people when they are too challenged. I challenge them when they are too comfortable. We wrestle out what is really the best strategy for this person given the situation. But most of all, as in martial arts, I stay with them on the mat.
Lynnea Brinkerhoff


Lynnea is on a path of continuous improvement and as an experienced practitioner is certified in numerous methods of interventions.
To name the most significant ones.

Professional Certified Coach, PCC

International Coach Federation

MS Organization Development

Pepperdine Graziadio Business School

Certified Team Coach

Global Team Coaching Institute

Team Coaching Accreditation

European Mentoring and Coaching Council

Large Scale Interventions Facilitator

The Collaboration Imperative

Energy Management and Certified Stress Practitioner

The Center for Stress and Anxiety Management

Board Certified Executive and Wellness Coach

Center for Credentialing and Excellence

Certified Creativity

Innovation and Quality Problem Solving Workshop Leader, Idea Champions

An interview with Lynnea - why she does what she does