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Lynda Curtin

Lynda Curtin, de Bono for Business leader

Lynda's practical real-world business experience resonates with proactive executives that need new solutions now.

You'll work with one of the most experienced senior leaders in the de Bono Thinking Systems global network. Lynda Curtin's unique insights, examples, passion and professionalism lay the foundation for top-notch client engagements. They are always results oriented.

“I have had the pleasure of collaborating with Lynda on a wide variety of creativity and innovation projects leveraging IP developed by Dr. Edward de Bono. Lynda's middle name should be MAKE IT HAPPEN. She has a special knack for turning ideas into action. The work she is doing to develop de Bono Thinking methods for schools is brilliant! I hope those in education are paying attention and taking advantage of this valuable asset.” --Natalie Jenkins, Innovation Consultant, Indigo Business Services Ltd, February 10, 2011

Background Highlights--Lynda Curtin

  • Celebrated her 20th Anniversary as a Six Thinking Hats Master Trainer by hosting an exclusive Executive Deep Dive into this powerful tool August 14-15, 2012 in Los Angeles.

  • Shot her second hole-in-one on April 22, 2012.

  • Shot her first hole-in-one on December 19, 2009. 

  • Is one of only 33 de Bono Thinking Systems Master Trainers/Facilitators in the world--is trained and certified by de Bono.

  • Led the development and world-wide launch of Focus on Facilitation, the first workshop developed without Edward de Bono's direct involvement. Her facilitation expertise and deep knowledge of de Bono methods are recognized as a strong asset in the de Bono Thinking Systems global network.

  • Presented the business case to Edward de Bono and secured his hearty support and the rights to develop, publish and sell official de Bono education and training materials through de Bono for Schools. School materials K-12 & Higher Education are available for purchase online here.

  • Top and bottom-line business experience--broke sales and profit records--delivered over $100 million in sales while Product Manager, Major Appliances.

  • Real-world practical business experience with product development, packaging design, merchandising, advertising, marketing, market research, forecasting, supply chain, and vendor negotiations.

  • Leads Practical Innovation Boot Camps to help clients clarify what innovation is for their business, where to hunt for it, and how to develop it.

  • Was inducted into the Innovator's Club by de Bono Consulting for her application of de Bono methods work with her clients.

  • Past President of the National Speakers Association Los Angeles Chapter. Lynda has great platform skills.

  • Lynda's Clients Say

    "The Focus on Facilitation training of the De Bono Thinking Systems Methods provided by Lynda was an amazing learning experience. I left the course feeling confident and empowered to use the tools immediately and facilitate great thinking meetings for my clients. I appreciated Lynda's teaching methods, pace of delivery and "learn by doing" approach, followed by authentic and supportive feedback. I highly recommend this course !"--Diane Lloyd, Results, Inc., January 2012

    "Bringing Lynda Curtin in to facilitate a Focus on Facilitation program for us was a great investment!  Personally, I am much more confident in my own facilitation skills after taking this course, and the feedback from other participants was fantastic.  Lynda is a master at using the various facilitation tools she shared with us, and provided excellent coaching to each participant throughout the program which helped us to develop our skills over the 4-day period. Everyone agreed that the program was brilliant!"--Deb Connors, President Well-Advised Consulting, Inc., January 2012 

    “I have had the pleasure of collaborating with Lynda on a wide variety of creativity and innovation projects leveraging IP developed by Dr. Edward de Bono. Lynda's middle name should be MAKE IT HAPPEN. She has a special knack for turning ideas into action. The work she is doing to develop de Bono Thinking methods for schools is brilliant! I hope those in education are paying attention and taking advantage of this valuable asset.” --Natalie Jenkins, Innovation Consultant, Indigo Business Services Ltd, February 10, 2011

    "Lynda, we had such a good de Bono Creativity Power Session with you.  I wanted to say thank you very much.  A testament to how well it went is a request by one of my colleagues to bring you back to do another session with our entire group (the ones you met, plus our younger generation junior officers). We were wondering when you could come back and do another session."
    --CDR Keith H. Gordon, Technology Fellow, US Navy War College (Oct. 2010)

    "I recently attended the Health Work and Wellness Conference in Vancouver BC (Oct. 2010), and was fortunate enough hear your talk on thinking (Power-Up Your Organization's Thinking).  Thanks so much for sharing your insights with us, as they've helped me get a better grasp on how to direct my own strategic thinking." —Sean O'Neill, Director, Western Group Disability Operations, Manulife Financial

    "Thanks so much for the session this morning (Oct. 2010)-- I totally enjoyed it, as I did all your sessions.  You were a great addition to the conference this year, and your material was a perfect fit with our theme--Thinking Organizations SUCCEED!.  But having great material is one thing - being able to present it with such enthusiasm is yet another.  Thank you for all the time you took to prepare for this conference - it really showed!" —Deborah Connors, President, The Health Work & Wellness Group

    “Lynda, as I prepared for and led my first YMCA Board strategic planning session, I heard your voice coaching me to lead a successful meeting. Four CEO's asked that I call them to discuss on-site work, and a Board member recommended me to be President next year. Thank you for all you have done to prepare me for this exciting and rewarding work.- Mary Kay Uhing, People Power

    “The Six Thinking Hats methodology was openly embraced by the advisors and we truly got much more robust output from the meeting than conventional advisory boards.” — Betsey King, Professional Relations & Education Manager, AstraZeneca

    “It’s only been three days since Focus on Facilitation™ certification ended. I used the tools yesterday. I called my client, confirmed the focus, and then set up the thinking cards in a TEC model. When we held the meeting, I began by asking, “This is our focus as I understand it, do you concur?” Four of the five attendees, that is everyone but my client, said no, that wasn’t what they came to discuss! Instead of panicking or sweating or getting irritated, I merely rearranged a few cards and began with a checklist of current thinking to establish what main concepts needed to be dealt with. Worked brilliantly.” - Chuck Dymer, The Idea Loft

    "By the end of this year we will have doubled our business since our creative thinking session with you, and we are 60% of the way to the goal. It's almost time to raise the bar! — Dan Weare, National Business Manager

    "Six Hats is a simple, yet powerful tool that can be learned rapidly and used immediately to achieve long-lasting results. Six Hats has helped our product development group to generate ideas quickly, evaluate them efficiently, and implement action plans effectively." - Laura Donahue, Nestle

    "The results of the training are visible. We have received a large research project due in part to the creativity tools Lynda taught us." — Alex D'Anci, Marketing Manager, ABB Finland

    "I have found there are 3 basic pillars supporting creativity and innovation: the Osborn/Parnes problem solving model, and Dr. Edward de Bono's Six Thinking Hats and Lateral Thinking tool kits. This is where you should start. Lynda Curtin is the right person to do this training."--Roland Boose, Nestle USA Prepared Foods Division

    "Lynda thanks for the great job at the facilitation and for your thorough follow-up. You're a champ!" — Kathy Myers, President, de Bono Thinking Systems, Inc.

    “You are one of the best instructors I’ve ever experienced! You have changed my thinking - and so - my life!” — Julie Goss Weir, Performance Consultant, California Department of Consumer Affairs

    Sampling of Lynda's Clients: HP Center of Expertise for Innovation, Barrick Gold, Boeing, Johnson & Johnson, Genentech, JPL/CalTech/Nasa, Nestle, ABB, Porter Novelli, PrimeraTurf, DentSply, Zenith Insurance, AstraZeneca, The Hartford, METRO, Kimberly Clark, Johnsonville Sausage, Naval War College, World Future Society, Well-Advised,  Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, OD Network Ottawa, de Bono Thinking Systems, de Bono Consulting, de Bono Group ...

    International Experience: Canada, China, Costa Rica, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, Singapore, United States.

    de Bono Credentials

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    Contact Lynda Curtin to explore how she might help you reach your business goals.

    Websites

    The Opportunity Thinker

    de Bono for Schools and our Online Store

    CoRT Thinking Tools

     

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