Lori Young, Principal
Lori has over 20 years of experience as an executive coach, trainer and designer of nationally award-winning accelerated leadership development programs. Her passion is to serve others through coaching and teaching by introducing strategies and tools to help people reach their goals with more ease and efficiency.
As the Director of Leadership Development for the Cleveland Clinic, Lori led the leadership development strategy for over 3,500 leaders including leadership forums, leadership tracks, accelerated development programs for high potentials, assessments and executive coaching. These programs and services had a direct impact on key metrics including targets for “ready now” successors, retention rates of high performers and percentage of leadership roles filled with internal candidates.
She also spent six years leading and designing career and leadership development programs for the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. Her design and management of the Emerging Leader Program earned her the American Society of Training & Development “Excellence in Practice” award in 2010. During the first 15 years of her career, Lori led career development and academic support programs at Case Western Reserve University, The University of Georgia and Baldwin-Wallace University.
Lori holds multiple coaching and assessment certifications. Her coaching certifications include Certified Leadership and Talent Management Coach (CLTMC), Gallup Strengths Performance Coach, Leadership Maturity Framework Coach and Job and Career Transition Coach. She is certified to administer the Hogan Assessment Suite, Emotional and Social Competency Inventory, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Strong Interest inventory. She has a Master of Arts from Bowling Green State University and Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Ashland University.
Lori resides in Rocky River, Ohio with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys making the most use of her green space with perennial and vegetable gardens, staying fit, and watching her daughters play volleyball after “retiring” from the sport herself.