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Meet Lynda Curtin


Twenty-five years of real-world experience working with diverse clients, Lynda has earned the reputation as an outstanding de Bono Thinking Systems expert. You can see samples of client events here.

Always results oriented, Lynda has helped clients

  1. Increase revenue by $300 million; Lateral Thinking and Six Thinking Hats methods were applied. 
  2. Generate 44% of all the patents generated in a Fortune 50 company; Focus on Facilitation, Lateral Thinking, and Six Thinking Hats methods were applied. 
  3. Come in $3.0 million under budget on a project to select and implement a new company wide system; Six Thinking Hats method was applied.
  4. Exceed stretch goals for a global event designed to increase new business; Six Thinking Hats and Lateral Thinking methods were applied.
  5. Reduce meeting time from 30 days to 2 days; Six Thinking Hats method was applied. 


Background Highlights

2018 is Lynda's 25th year in business. She has been working independantly since 1994 and loving every minute. 

First, a fun fact: Lynda shot her second hole-in-one on April 22, 2012; she shot her first hole-in-one on December 19, 2009; now Lynda's working on shooting her third hole-in-one. You'll enjoy reading her golf articles for creativity tips. This article is a favorite with clients.

Inducted into the Innovator's Club as recognition for her results-based work with clients.

Over 25 years of real-world practical business experience developing and launching new products. Her LIFT Your Thinking Inspirational PowerPoint CD is an example. Lynda is gifting you with your free copy here on her resources page.

Her product development services were retained by de Bono Thinking Systems, Inc. to develop and commercialize an advanced facilitation workshop; the result--Focus on Facilitation: How to Lead Productive Thinking Together Meetings that Deliver Remarkable Results. Learn more here.

2013: Celebrated her 20th Anniversary as a Lateral Thinking Master Trainer by hosting an executive three-day masterclass in Los Angeles. You can host one too!

2012: Celebrated her 20th Anniversary as a Six Thinking Hats Master Trainer by hosting an executive two-day masterclass in Los Angeles. e-Learning isn't always the answer!

Elite Status: One of only ten certified program leaders in the de Bono Thinking Systems, Inc. global network qualified to deliver the de Bono Suite of Productive Creativity and Innovation Thinking Tools: Six Thinking Hats, Lateral Thinking, Focus on Facilitation for clients.

Creator of the Innovation Instinct and LIFT Your Thinking models and tools. Strengthen Your Innovation Instinct with Six Thinking Hats is one of Lynda's most requested presentations to kick off events.

Past President of the National Speakers Association's Los Angeles Chapter, Lynda has great speaking and presentation skills for groups large and small in number.

 Lynda Curtin travels from Southern California and has worked with clients in Canada, China, Costa Rica, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, Singapore, and the United States. Client testimonials are here.

Benefit from Lynda's professional corporate experience, essential to starting her own company.

Lynda spent the 1980's working in a demanding buying, marketing, and merchandising environment. She put her creativity to work every day working on product development, packaging design, merchandising, marketing, advertising, and forecasting across a broad range of consumer categories.

Her breadth of experience and ability to collaborate with diverse stakeholders led to her promotion to product manager, Kenmore Major Appliances, an iconic North American brand. Lynda applied her expertise to help plan and deliver record breaking sales over $100 million along with record breaking profits.

Her track record for consistently delivering impressive business results led to her invitation to join an organization development (OD/HR) group. Her project was to develop and deliver a business skills curriculum for national managers, buyers, product managers, merchandiser managers, marketing managers, and quality management professionals.

Lynda is uniquely qualified to meet business needs and learning needs at all of her engagements. During her OD/HR assignment she earned her certificate in Adult Education/Staff Training and Development from Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology. Lynda knew she needed to develop the necessary skills and insights required to lead successful professional training events with an emphasis on delivering business goals. 

Lynda describes her business start-up

It’s 1994. Imagine how challenging it is to launch a new business in Los Angeles. A recession is underway. A major business sector, the aerospace industry, is downsizing. I had just moved from Toronto to LA and had no business contacts. I turned down job placement services. Instead, I trusted my instinct to put my business experience to work and started my own company, The Opportunity Thinker. Hughs Aircraft was my first client. I have been working steadily ever since. 

I can help you strengthen your business results. 

Give me a call or shoot me an email and let's see what we can accomplish together. 

Call 818-507-6055 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.