Lin Coughlin

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Lin Coughlin serves as our Principal and Lead for Change Management, Strategy and Organizational Development. Lin is the President and Founder of Great Circle Associates, providing interim executive and strategic advisory services to leaders who need to envision transformative strategies and plan for and implement those strategies. She also coaches executives who are at inflection points in their careers, e.g., new CEO’s; executives who have been assigned to lead a major change initiative, executives who are planning for an exit; or leaders who are transitioning from the C-Suite to new chapters in their lives, etc.    A former operating executive and general manager at global organizations, she has extensive experience serving on and chairing boards of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.

Lin is a collaborative, results driven consensus builder, innovator and thought leader in complex high stakes situations. Her executive coaching services take advantage of her formidable experience leading the design and implementation of transformational initiatives in all types of economic and competitive environments throughout her career at American Express Company, Citibank, Scudder Investments, Linkage, Inc., and Cendant Corporation, and, more recently, in collaboration with clients in the healthcare, healthcare technology, financial services, heavy manufacturing and professional services industries.

She is known for her ‘just-in-time’ strategic investments into the development and advancement of the leaders for whom the achievement of breakthrough results are most at stake, generating high ROI’s and dramatic gains in efficiency, leadership effectiveness, productivity, and innovation.  Her coaching approach involves the articulation of specific leadership development objectives that are implemented in support of the execution of key strategic priorities — aimed at exceeding expectations.

Lin serves on the board of C200, an invitation only membership organization of the world’s leading female operating executives.    She is a member of The Women’s Policy Group at The Council on Foreign Relations and The Economic Club of New York

Lin is a published author and speaker on the operating and organizational imperatives to driving change at core, and the role leaders can, do and need to play. She is a former professional equestrian and marathon runner.