Lynn Meinke, PCC
Foundational & Advanced Curriculum
Lynn Meinke, PCC has worked in the field of human development for over 30 years as a nurse and psychotherapist and, since 1998, as a coach, educator, assessor, mentor and supervisor. She is a senior faculty member at the Institute for Life Coach Training where she teaches and designs foundational and advanced courses and is a mentor and supervising coaching and assessor. She is also a supervising coach and assessor for the Executive Coaching Certificate Program of the University of Texas at Dallas where she also teaches group coaching methodologies and coaching techniques and practices.
Lynn is the Founder and CEO of Coaching Services International, which provides a full range of coaching services to businesses and individuals. Since she is passionate about individuals’ continuous life-long growth and development, Lynn works with individuals from all walks of life and from all areas of the world. Her work with Roche-Turkey, a subsidiary of a multi-national pharmaceutical company, led to its being a winner of the 2012 ICF Prism Award. She was the Chair of two ICF International Conferences’ Educational Steering Committees, which selected the keynote speakers and presenters and coordinated all the educational programming for these large conferences.
Lynn has presented numerous times at the International Coach Federation annual conferences, at the ICF Mid-West Conference, at a European ICF Conference in Norway, the ICF Research Symposium and at her local ICF chapter and area conferences. She is also teaching a yearlong course on the ICF Core Competencies and associated topics under the auspices of the ICF Philadelphia chapter. Her teaching skills have also been utilized by presenting on coaching topics to other ICF chapters and special interest group meetings as well as organizations that are dedicated to training their personnel in fundamental coaching skills.
Lynn is currently the President of the Association of Coach Training Organizations (ACTO), the only international association dedicated to the advancement of excellence in coach training. She is also the Vice-President of ICF Philadelphia.
Her education includes graduating from Bryn Mawr Hospital School of Nursing in the Philadelphia area and further developing a specialty of assisting in open-heart surgery. Later, Lynn graduated from Ramapo College in New Jersey with a BS in Psychology as an adult and mother with three small children. She continued her education and graduated from Columbia University with an MA in Developmental Psychology. She also attended the City University of New York (CUNY) as a PhD candidate, completing the course work and choosing not to continue with research she was not passionate about. Lynn completed post-graduate studies in psychodynamic psychotherapy at Blanton-Peale Graduate Center in New York City, also known as the Institutes for Religion and Health, where she developed a specialty of working with individuals diagnosed with dissociative disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder and multiple personality disorder. Her other specialty areas were eating disorders and group therapy. Lynn was an early adapter to coaching and graduated from the first class of TherapistU, now the Institute for Life Coach Training in 1999.
As an adult dedicated to life long learning and adventure, Lynn has several signature motos, “Have passport will travel” and “Forever 39!” Lynn and her husband, also an ICF credentialed coach, live outside of Philadelphia, have been married “forever, or just since yesterday” depending on one’s approach to life, have three incredible adult children and their spouses and ten awesome grandchildren (including a set of twins and a set of triplets), cheer for the Eagles football team, love great food and wine and are dedicated to supporting each person’s journey to discovering and claiming what is rich and delicious within him or her.
"I've done my Foundational Course and Coaching Skills Practicum with an absolutely inspiring, wise and life changing teacher Lynn Meinke. Lynn taught us that in order to truly and professionally take care of your clients, you should ensure superb care of yourself. These two classes contributed significantly into making this happen for me: I've discovered my life purpose and personal values, built confidence in my skills and ability to master coaching relationship with a client and found my way of contribution to making world better by revealing life coaching power. In these classes I was rewarded by significant personal inspiration and published two books in half a year and my third one is on it's way! I just wish I'd found ILCT and life coaching earlier in my life." – Ausra B.
"Lynn was AMAZING!! She offered so many additional resources that I felt I got extra bang for my buck! She consistently brought her passion for Life Coaching and sharing new ideas to her course. I found her love of learning to be contagious and I didn't want class sessions to end!" – Shelli J.
Currently teaches in the following courses
Advanced Topics in Coaching
Coaching Skills Practicum
Coaching Techniques and Practices: A Polishing Course
ICF Core Competency
Methodologies and Dynamics of Group Coaching