DR. LYN BOYER
Through blogging and work with Leadership Options and my Leader Lab, I indulge my passion to promote and support new and aspiring leaders. I facilitate individual/ team coaching and online learning. In addition, I enjoy connecting like-minded leaders who network, share and support one another.
I began my career in education where I was a teacher and then a school administrator. I gained enormous satisfaction in my role as the principal of a large public high school in Florida.
In preparation for this position, I earned a doctorate in Educational Leadership, which has dominated my professional focus. In my quest to determine what makes the greatest difference in success of organizations, I became convinced that effective leadership is the key. That conviction has colored all my subsequent work.
When I moved into the school district office, I served as Coordinator of Leadership Development and gained coaching certification. I later taught in University of South Florida's Educational Leadership Program.
In 2011, I collaborated with Lisa Levinson and Doris Reeves-Lipscomb to establish Women's Learning Studio, a virtual community for women to learn, lead and connect online.
My philosophy is that leadership is more than what a person does; it is who he or she is. To that end, I have focused on what I call Affective Leadership℠, which includes the factors that allow leaders to make connections and build strong relationships: emotional intelligence, leadership presence, trust building and intentional language.
My book Connect: Affective Leadership℠ for Effective Results is available in bookstores and online. It explores those topics and offers practice activities to enhance essential leadership skills.
I joyfully live in a family compound in Sarasota, FL with five other adults, three small children, two needy dogs, one independent cat, some ducks and an occasional snake.
I love to combine my interest in travel, photography and green living, which I share with readers through blogs and images on this site. I recently declared that I am semi-retired, and my content is taking a turn toward topics that focus on my Five L's of Happiness: Living, Loving, Learning, Laughing and Leading.
In addition, I continue to create and promote valuable leadership content.
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