Leadership Development

with Lynnea Brinkehoff

Keynotes, conversations and coaching that empower Indian professionals to stand as leaders inside the American organizational  culture.

The Challenge

Smart Indian professionals often have big spirits, deep technical expertise and devoted hearts.  Often, their well-meaning humility, preference for detail and deference to hierarchy set them at odds with American organizational culture. Consequently, the natural gifts they bring from their homeland often go unnoticed and untapped, causing dissatisfaction and inefficiency.

My Mission & Vision:

I champion rising and seasoned Indian professionals (IndoPros) to:

  • Build an authentic internal brand that gives them their due gravitas

  • Wield and yield their unique form of power that frees up creative energy

  • Contribute to corporate ecosystems whose currencies of success appear to be in opposition to their own values

  • Demonstrate a rare conversational intelligence that allows their insights to be adopted

  • Attain their desired and deserved promotions by applying their gifts

About Lynnea Brinkerhoff:

Strategic Partner:
Change. Leadership. Conflict. Resilience.

Lynnea works with seasoned and rising executives who are technical experts and seek a leap in their professional influence as strategic change leaders.  She works globally with individuals, teams and whole system interventions, applying neuroscience and embodied leadership principles to business operations and strategy implementation. Author, professor, trauma-informed disaster chaplain for Red Cross/FEMA, mediator, world-class speaker, her focus is on senior level ‘Intra-preneurs,’ helping them craft win-win, purpose-driven, values-based legacies while skillfully navigating complex business ecosystems. Lynnea uses a diverse set of tools, an upbeat yet calming presence and an incisiveness to uncover unspoken aspirations and break unproductive patterns, yielding resilience, authenticity, conversational intelligence and embodying the future they wish to create now.

Key Area of Expertise:

  • Shifting from Manager to Leader
  • Leadership & Neuroscience
  • Leadership Circle Profile 360
  • Radical Resilience
  • High Engagement Collaborative Strategic Planning
  • Leadership Embodiment & Agility
  • Polarity Thinking & Dilemma Management
  • Cross-Cultural Engagement
  • Growth Mindset
  • Learning & Development
  • Wielding Executive Presence
  • Stress/Energy Management
  • Grace is Difficult Conversations
  • Emotional / Conversational IQ
  • Whole System Transformation
  • Campaign/Change Management Strategy

My Guiding Philosophy

Sripuram, Golden Temple in India

Learn to sweat on the sidelines
so you don’t have to bleed on the battlefield

– The Art of War, Sun Tzu

“Lynnea finds the executive within you and pulls it to the forefront”

– Armin, MD, Tax, Applied Materials

IndoPro Leadership Development System


Assess the Goals


Strategies for Success


Map the Cultural Gap


Presence for Leadership


Experiment for Proof


Stretch the Limits


Practice for Growth


Reap the Rewards

I had the honor to teach/lecture at:

Tata Institute of Social Sciences,
Mumbai, India

St. Claret College,
Bangladore, India

A selection of clients:

For over 25 years of practice, I've helped extraordinary people achieve extraordinary success.​​