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What our clients say

  • While chatting with a colleague who had recently transitioned away from a position he had held for many years, he recommended that I meet Lynne Garrison, as I was also considering a change after 11 years in my current role. I reached out to Lynne, and it was an easy fit from the beginning. Lynne took time to meet me and learn about my particular needs before any work began. She outlined her process and methodology and highlighted several working arrangement options for me to choose from that might fit my specific needs.

    We found a position early on that was a great fit for my skills and background. While it was much earlier than the search phase of her original plan had outlined, Lynne pivoted and adjusted our weekly working sessions on the fly. She provided incredible counsel throughout the entire application process, the many interviews, and the contract negotiations. I even retained her to support my on boarding and first couple of months in the new role.

    Edwin Jeffords

  • I currently serve as a board member for the Western Wake Crisis Ministry in Apex, North Carolina. As Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee for the board, we reached out to several prospects to facilitate our nonprofit charity’s first strategic planning process. Lynne Garrison was selected because of the experience she brings to the table. She did an outstanding job for us and the planning process was fun and thorough. She encouraged creative thought through drawings and pictures, yet kept the process moving forward to goal setting. Her work to gather important feedback from key stakeholders for the organization was vital to our planning.

    Lynne has many talents, but she works best with a diverse group of players, unlimited challenges, and limited resources for the organization. She manages discussions to get everyone involved, enable creativity and yet does not allow too much wandering or time wasted. Her preparatory work before each session was excellent and enabled our volunteers and staff to quickly understand the process, expectations, and anticipated outcomes. We were able to efficiently move through myriad considerations and make acceptable decisions.  I highly recommend Lynne Garrison for your long-range strategic planning facilitator needs.

    Jim Ahler, Board Member Western Wake Crisis Ministry

  • I found Lynne’s services to be invaluable to me. She helped me reflect on my passions and opportunities before seeking out a position that is both personally and professionally fulfilling. Her weekly coaching sessions provided me with resources as well as opportunities for reflection. She never let me get down about the time I was investing in myself and finding that right position.

    Kristin Lampe, Instructional Coach The Expedition School

  • Lynne Garrison helped me navigate the challenging waters of being a professional in transition and coached me along the way. With Lynne’s guidance, I was able to restore my ‘professional confidence’ through in-depth behavioral/motivator testing and detailed exploration of my strengths and weaknesses. She helped me fine-tune my resume, craft effective cover letters, and update my LinkedIn profile. Lynne also provided excellent coaching throughout the interview process and held me accountable for weekly tasks to aid in the job search process. I didn't realize how much I needed a career coach until I had one! I highly recommend Lynne to anyone in transition or considering a job change.

    Brenda Steen, Communications Project Manager NC Electric Cooperatives

  • Lynne gave me the confidence I needed to push beyond my comfort zone and the accountability I needed to make things happen!

    Catherine Hart, Application Trainer SciQuest

  • From the moment I met Lynne at an NCTA conference in Charlotte, she has made the difference for me in my efforts to stimulate software development education in North Carolina. She took the time to understand what I wanted to do from a business perspective and connected me with organizations and individuals where I would have the most impact. I continue to seek Lynne's counsel, she continues to provide the guidance and, even more importantly, to give me the encouragement I need to keep driving for my goals. Her unique experience in both business and education have made the difference in my efforts and in the efforts of many around the state.

    Patrick Turner, Chief Technology Officer Small Footprint, Inc.

  • A natural leader and coach, Lynne understands what it takes to grow and flourish in today’s global economy. She’s a connector and relationship-builder, helping others engage and partner with purpose. And with a commitment to high quality, she relishes new challenges and opportunities.

    Sepideh Saidi, PE President and Chief Executive Officer SEPI Engineering & Construction, Inc.

  • Lynne’s broad skills and proven leadership in strategy, partnerships and communications are real assets to her clients. She is innovative, goal-oriented and driven by results. Generous with time, research and information, she consistently delivers high-quality services and support.

    J. Bradley Wilson President and Chief Executive Officer Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina

  • Thank you for being an exceptional partner with LORD Corporation. Due to your leadership and ability to build effective partnerships between businesses, education and government, you have consistently and successfully broadened connections throughout the State of North Carolina and beyond. We appreciate the support you have provided and continue to provide LORD Corporation and others in building mutual and valuable collaborations to achieve a shared goal.

    Thank you for your guidance in furthering the development of our STEM and educational outreach efforts. Your insight helped us expand relationships and opportunities to engage in areas such as on-site, work and project-based experiences for educators and students which has been a huge success. All of this has been instrumental in expanding our volunteer outreach programs; and, resulted in LORD being recognized as the 2015 recipient of the NC Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education Center's Business and Industry STEM award. Your professionalism and dedication to ensure your clients reach their potential and meet their goals is testimony to your abilities and talent for success.

    Ed Auslander, President and CEO LORD Corporation