My Story

Lynda Wallace, Career & Executive CoachI have the great pleasure of working with clients to help them to create greater levels of meaning, success, and happiness in their lives and work. I meet with local clients in my sunny office in Montclair, NJ, and with clients from around the world by phone and video.

My practice is grounded in Positive Psychology, a research-based branch of psychology that studies what really causes people to thrive in their lives and work, and how we can apply those findings in practical ways.


My Career Change

I came to this work after extensive study of positive psychology theory and practice, and following a very successful twenty-year career as an executive with Johnson & Johnson, where I ran a $1 billion global business of iconic brands including Band-Aids, and was the head of Mergers & Acquisitions for J&J’s medical device companies.


My Education

I hold an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a BA from the University of Delaware. I’ve also earned a Certificate in Positive Psychology and certification as a Positive Psychology Coach. My work as a coach draws on the full range of my education.




My Teaching

I teach coaching skills to hundreds of coaches every year as a faculty member at Kripalu Center and as creator and leader of the Positive Psychology Coach Training Program at Wholebeing Institute. I also teach courses on the business side of building a coaching practice.



Wallace-264 7x7My Priority

I’m an avid distance runner, reader, hiker, and traveler. Most importantly of all, I’m the very happy single mother of a wonderful daughter, whom I adopted from China when she was twelve months old. To my amazement, that was more than fifteen years ago. Whatever else I do in my life, that will always remain the best decision I ever made.


Here Are a Few Press Clippings About My Work:

Happiness Is Up to  You, Authors Say, Cleveland Plain Dealer

What Will Really Make You Happy?, San Diego Gay and Lesbian News

Business Insight: Finding Happiness, Salt Lake Tribune

A Short Course in Happiness, Broadway World


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