Lynne is an executive director and independent certified coach, teacher and speaker with The John Maxwell Team, the world’s largest leadership training program. She also is a certified talent analyst and licensed provider with TTI Success Insights which revolutionizes personal development and work cultures through its science-based, validated talent assessments.
Prior to founding Garrison Group, Lynne was Vice President of Corporate Communications for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina for nearly 15 years, as well as a senior executive with an education innovation nonprofit focused on transforming education aligned with the economy. Combined with past leadership in state government and education, Lynne brings deep experience in business, nonprofit and public sectors.
A community leader, she has served in numerous volunteer positions with the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, North Carolina State University Foundation, Leadership North Carolina and Apex United Methodist Church. Her leadership has been recognized through numerous awards, such as Triangle Business Journal’s Women in Business Award; BCBSNC Volunteer of the Year Award, CEO Award and Champion of Excellence Award; and the Holmes Group SABRE Award for PR campaigns. She earned her B.A. degree in business management at North Carolina State University.
She and her husband, John, live in Apex, NC, in the Research Triangle area, and enjoy walking, hiking, and spending time with their family and golden retriever.