Official Bio

 

Official Bio

I am Lynne Maureen Hurdle, a communication expert and conflict resolution strategist, facilitator, speaker, and leadership coach with over 35 years of experience in blending the connection between communication, conflict and culture into my unique style of engagement for leaders.

I am the author of the best seller, Closing Conflict for Leaders: How to Be a Bold Leader and Develop a Kick-Ass, High-Functioning, Happy AF Team.

Prevention, Intervention and Transformational Conflict Resolution are all at the heart of my work. My expertise is in engaging my clients with creative processes designed to create dialogue and teach skills that can be used in the most difficult leadership situations. The belief that helping people transform their lives begins with transforming your own, led to my well received TEDxWomen talk entitled, “The Weight of Hate.”

I created The Soul of Conflict Summit, a groundbreaking online forum designed to create deep dialogue around conflict, old wounds and healing because I know that leaders who willingly and skillfully engage in conflict will be our most successful leaders.

I am straight forward and use an engaging approach in my interactive workshops, keynotes, and coaching programs. I teach leaders the skills to engage skillfully, confidently, and powerfully in everything from daily conversations to the most difficult conflict situations. 

I passionately write about Breaking Culture: Conflict and Cultural Breakthroughs for Psychology Today. I have had the privilege to deliver my unique trainings, workshops and deep coaching to leaders from Harlem to Hong Kong and from the South Bronx to South Africa. I bring a wealth of knowledge, experience and my special Lynnergy to every client.

 

Three Fun Facts

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Fun Fact #1

I was one of the five finalists on Nick at Nite’s Funniest Mom In America Contest. (Newspaper Article)
http://www.classictvhits.com/mainnews.php?type=network&id=7
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/03/arts/television/frazzled-mothers-face-off-in-battle-of-maternal-humor.html

Fun Fact #2

I started taking dance lessons at age 3 because my mother convinced the owner of the school to let me in even though you were supposed to be 5. It was the only way they could stop me from dancing in the waiting area. Although it never stopped me from dancing in supermarkets. By the time I was 8, I was helping to teach dance to the five year olds with the permission of the teacher of course.

Fun Fact #3


I was a Theater major at Syracuse University before I switched to Non-Violent Conflict and Change (yes, I actually have a degree in that). When I switched majors, the first time my professors saw me role-play a conflict situation they said, “Wow, you are really good… you should be a theater major.” So, that’s where I got the idea to start using theater techniques in my conflict resolution work.

Praise for Lynne

Lynne is a force for change!

“Ms. Lynne Maureen Hurdle is more than a trainer. She is a dynamic, transformational professional who has the gift of...

- Dr. Linda Lausell Bryant, Director, Undergraduate Field Learning Program NYU Silver School of Social Work, Former Director of Inwood House

2015-02-04T17:02:03+00:00

- Dr. Linda Lausell Bryant, Director, Undergraduate Field Learning Program NYU Silver School of Social Work, Former Director of Inwood House

“Ms. Lynne Maureen Hurdle is more than a trainer. She is a dynamic, transformational professional who has the gift of educating people not only with information but with how to apply and integrate it into their lives for maximum impact. She is a force for change!”

Most skilled group facilitators…

“For the past 13 years, The Inner Resilience Program has been fortunate to have Lynne Hurdle as one of its...

- Linda Lantieri, Director of The Inner Resilience Program & Senior Program Advisor of The Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning

2015-02-04T17:06:11+00:00

- Linda Lantieri, Director of The Inner Resilience Program & Senior Program Advisor of The Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning

“For the past 13 years, The Inner Resilience Program has been fortunate to have Lynne Hurdle as one of its trainers. Besides her vast background in social and emotional learning, conflict resolution, diversity work and contemplative teaching and learning, Lynne is one of the most skilled group facilitators I have ever seen in action. She develops a sense of caring, trust and rapport with all those she works with, both groups and individuals. Lynne is attentive to details, organization and follow through. She asks herself what is the work for her to do to be of most service to the world and shows up at the right time, in the right place with the right people.”

Creates a safe space for all participants…

“As a leader, Lynne Hurdle’s deep understanding of group process, as well as her attention to individual needs, helps create...

- Robin Stern, Ph. D., Associate Director, Special Projects, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence

2015-02-04T17:07:43+00:00

- Robin Stern, Ph. D., Associate Director, Special Projects, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence

“As a leader, Lynne Hurdle’s deep understanding of group process, as well as her attention to individual needs, helps create a safe space for all participants. Her highly contagious positive energy and authenticity enlivens every moment. Here sincere caring, compassion and empathy for all is evident in all she does - as is her courage for tackling issues that hold people back in their own lives. Participants leave her workshops inspired, enriched with practical solutions for real life issues.”

A powerful trainer, spirited motivational speaker…

“A powerful trainer, spirited motivational speaker and program designer. For over 15 years, Lynne Maureen Hurdle has significantly enhanced the...

- Marcy May, Executive Director, Effective Alternatives in Reconciliation Services (E.A.R.S.)

2015-02-04T17:08:40+00:00

- Marcy May, Executive Director, Effective Alternatives in Reconciliation Services (E.A.R.S.)

“A powerful trainer, spirited motivational speaker and program designer. For over 15 years, Lynne Maureen Hurdle has significantly enhanced the professional outcomes for at-risk young people in our youth empowerment organization.”

Most extraordinary are the results…

"Lynne Maureen Hurdle is a master trainer who has brought Operation Respect: The “Don’t Laugh at Me Program” worldwide for...

- Mark Weiss, Director of Education for Operation Respect

2015-02-12T11:30:23+00:00

- Mark Weiss, Director of Education for Operation Respect

"Lynne Maureen Hurdle is a master trainer who has brought Operation Respect: The “Don’t Laugh at Me Program” worldwide for more than a decade, working with a wide range of educators in large and small arenas. Most extraordinary are the results. She is the best at what she does!"

Lynne is a supreme communicator…

"Lynne is a supreme communicator, exceptional facilitator, and she meets every situation with a perfect combination of keen intellect and...

 - Achim Nowak, International Authority on Leadership Presence, Author, Speaker, C-Suite Coach, President of INFLUENS

2015-05-19T13:23:08+00:00

 - Achim Nowak, International Authority on Leadership Presence, Author, Speaker, C-Suite Coach, President of INFLUENS

"Lynne is a supreme communicator, exceptional facilitator, and she meets every situation with a perfect combination of keen intellect and a big, open heart. I have learned so much from her!"