Lynnea Brinkerhoff, MA | David Couper Consulting

Lynnea Brinkerhoff, MA

career background

EXECUTIVE COACH -- Lynnea Brinkerhoff brings 25 years serving hospitality, healthcare, professional services, and telecommunications in operational and strategic roles as an International Coach Federation (ICF) Professional and Board Certified Coach. Currently, as president of Brinkerhoff Associates, she focuses on leaders in transition who are seeking greater results and satisfaction in both life and purpose-driven work. Clients include: Disney University, Spalding Sports, American Express, Cornell Medical Center, Yale/New Haven Hospital, Citibank, Perkin Elmer, Goldman Sachs and Cheeseborough Ponds. She has authored chapters in seminal Organization Development texts and journal articles in areas ranging from the neuroscience of leadership to performance enhancement and equine assisted coaching. Lynnea has a unique ability to put people at ease, to sense into their unspoken aspirations and fears. Drawing upon an array of classical wisdom tinged with a playful spirit, Lynnea invites people to see their repeating patterns and choose the most effective path forward.


Leadership and neuroscience, 360 degree performance feedback, collaborative strategic planning, polarity management, emotional agility strategies, navigating difficult conversations, executive presence, stress and energy management, values and vision clarification, Trainings: Board Certified Executive & Wellness Coach, Inscape/Disc Assessment/Motivational Product Line, Adizes Institute Affiliate, Center for Stress Management, 360 'Insight' Feedback Instrument, The 'House Model' Consulting Process, Spiral Dynamics, Kolb Learning Styles, Killman Conflict Style Inventory, MBTI.

industry background & education

Expertise in operational and strategic roles in hospitality, telecommunications, healthcare and professional services with mid-size and fortune 500 companies including: The Marriott Corporation, MetLife, Goldman Sachs, State of Minnesota Department of Health, Southwestern Bell, Flath & Associates Consulting, Medical and Healthcare divisions of major universities including: Cornell, Brown, Yale, UConn. Senior Associate for Scherer Leadership International, Education: BA in International Business/French from Simmons College Boston, MA; an MSOD in Organization Development from Pepperdine University Malibu, CA; Ordained Interfaith Minister (2 year study in world wisdom traditions).

noted accomplishments

  • Served as Professor of Organizational Change and Development at the University of New Haven and Visiting faculty in Bangalore India
  • Created the first Eco-therapy and health coaching certification program in the eastern United States, modeled on cutting edge healthcare initiatives in the UK and the Netherlands
  • Developed graduate curriculum and speakers bureau to address issues of alternatives to long term care and aging in society
  • Designed and led unique Professional Development Intensive (PDI), incorporating video-based feedback to support breakthrough for leaders in transition
  • Authored two chapters on The Role of Individual Development within an Organizational Context in the Practicing OD texts as well as a recent chapter on Leveraging Polarities: the Role of Continuity in Whole System Transformation in the Field Guide for Change Champions
  • Consulted to international franchise resulting in 3.6M in direct savings in first year
  • Worked with approaches to trauma and resilience in disaster situations