Lynn Szostek

Lynn Szostek

CEO


Center for Innovative Solutions

Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has taken me all over.
I worked as a junior consultant for Maritz Motivation.
I became a brand manager for Monsanto.
I continued my education and earned various certifications.
I started a consulting firm and have held senior leadership positions in organizations.
Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Psychology, General
Missouri Valley College
graduate
Graduate
Psychology, General
Antioch University-Seattle
doctorate
Doctorate
Psychology, General
Union Institute & University
Career

Career

CEO

I serve as an organizational consultant, trainer, presenter, and change agent.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Business
Business
Education
Education
Accomplishing Goals
Accomplishing Goals

Day to Day

I work with organizations across many industries applying the concepts of shared vision, personal mastery, team learning, systems thinking, and organizational effectiveness, producing extraordinary results. My visionary style of leadership inspires organizations to be innovative, creative, collaborative, and challenging within a context of managed risk taking. My dedication to excellence and reputation for “thinking out of the box” is only surpassed by my inherent belief human potential.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

I hold a PhD in organizational psychology, focusing in areas of strategic change, leadership excellence, organizational design, global initiatives, and knowledge integration. I have additional certifications in Lean 6 Sigma, Quality and Organizational Effectiveness, Human Performance Technology, and KAIZEN. I pride myself in being a life long learner, always reading, observing, and experiencing!

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for professionals

Earn your doctorate and study organizations. Gain insights from middle management positions and work your way up the line. Practice the concepts learned in your organizational environment. Round out your education to include psychology, finance, operations, marketing, as well as your business service line.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

undergrad
Bachelor
Psychology, General
graduate
Graduate
Psychology, General
doctorate
Doctorate
Psychology, General
Hurdles

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"You should stay home and raise a family."

I realized I could do both! If I conceive, then believe, I will achieve!

Challenges I Overcame

Financial
Financial

I treated my personal finances and time like a business. I changed my mindset from budgeting to investing!

First-Generation College Student
First-Generation College Student

I can do anything I put my mind to!!! And I have!!!!!