Mike Lynn has been helping people learn for nearly 25 years. His experiences span informal and formal training, extensive delivery and facilitation, one-on-one coaching, virtual learning and training management. He has run the training function for a 300 person global consulting firm, served as the local office learning manager for the Midwest office of McKinsey and Company, trained extensively on professional skills, communications, problem-solving and MBTI, and served numerous individual clients in an individual coaching capacity.
He was an honors graduate from Loyola University. Mike took a communications training role at Arthur Andersen’s Center for Professional Education, designing and producing educational and institutional videos to support global learning. He moved to a training and communications role at the Inland Press Association where he helped key executives build their leadership, communications and revenue development skills.
Mike returned to Arthur Andersen to train partners, managers, and broad industry teams how to cultivate prospect relationships and close large engagement sales. He then joined the CPA firm Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams, Ltd. as the firm’s marketing director, bringing business development and leadership coaching and training to the entire staff.
In his next role at McKinsey & Company he focused on training and individual coaching on a wide range of communications topics, and then broadened his role to focus on problem-solving skills, management, team development and MBTI. Mike was responsible for leading training programs for new consultants and engagement managers. He was also responsible for driving and delivering in-person and virtual training sessions on business strategy.
After McKinsey, Mike was Head of Learning and Development at Prophet – a global marketing and branding consultancy. Mike helped the firm create its first-ever global training curriculum, with programs targeted across a range of consulting tenures, roles and specialties. He worked closely with the firm’s performance management team to ensure training offerings matched broad development needs, and constructed strategies and budgets for executing effective training programs.
Mike lives in Des Plaines, Illinois with his son. He has been a board member and volunteer for various nonprofit organizations. Mike recently started taking bass guitar lessons and also dabbles in song lyrics and other forms of writing.