Robert Porter Lynch’s work is the “gold standard.” His work has inspired many of us in Dow Chemical to see our world in a whole new light. — Curtis Volkmann, Director, Corporate Venturing, Dow Chemical
Robert Porter Lynch has played an important role in my professional leadership development as CEO. I identified Robert and selected him to work with our organization due to his wide expertise and global experiences. His work with me had significant impact on the performance of my organization, as well as the many organizations collaborated with pursuing competitiveness.
First, Robert coached us in building skills and competencies to be able to think strategically in a global context; be able to articulate an inspiring vision across cultures; and make wise choices amid complexity and uncertainly. Further, coached me in my role to put these competencies and methodologies into practice as I led global teams, built collaborative and dynamic networks and grew my organization and its leadership to expand across Canada and complete globally.
Next, Robert helped build and develop deeper competencies to build and lead collaborative networks to better provide strategic direction, facilitation, and the development of transformational frameworks. This work was undertaken with major industry leaders, many of whom were competitors. I was able to develop, through Robert’s coaching, strong facilitation skills to develop collaborative approaches and solutions that built strong commitment and engagement among each of the stakeholders. And by addressing challenges through awareness building; innovative, collaborative solutions; and pilot projects to demonstrate and measure success of approach; as well as capacity building, each of the projects saw higher than anticipated success. — Lori Schmidt, CEO, Go Productivity