My name is Lynda Wallace, and I love what I do.

www.lyndawallace.com

Lynda Wallace, Career & Executive Coach

I help my clients to gain the insights, develop the skills, and take the practical steps they need to achieve greater levels of happiness, purpose and success.

I’m a Certified Positive Psychology Coach offering career coaching, life coaching, and executive coaching. I meet with local clients in my sunny office in Montclair NJ, and with clients from around the world by phone or video.

If you’re considering or making changes in your life or work, or pursuing a significant goal, I believe you’ll find that I have the successful experience and specialized expertise necessary to help you achieve your highest aspirations.

I spent twenty years as an executive with Johnson & Johnson, where I ran a $1 billion global business including Band-Aids, Neosporin, and Purell. I hold an MBA from the Wharton School, and am a certified and experienced coach. I also teach advanced coaching skills to coaches and executives, and am the author of the Amazon #1 Self-Help Best Seller A Short Course in Happiness.

I hope you’ll get in touch to schedule a complimentary consultation so we can discuss how we might approach a coaching relationship designed to help you achieve your goals.

The Optimism Quiz

 

in-the-middle-of-difficulty-lies-opportunityOptimism is a powerfully beneficial approach to life. It’s well established that optimistic people are happier, healthier, and more successful than pessimists.

And optimism is much more than just looking on the bright side of things. It’s an approach to life that focuses on solutions rather than problems and spurs us on to take action to create the lives we want to live.

Of course, we can all be optimistic or pessimistic, depending on the situation. But there are certain habits of mind common to people with generally optimistic attitudes. Take this quiz to see what they are – and if you’ve got them.

 

Question #1: Setback at Work

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The Four Elements of Happiness

 

calvin-and-hobbes-meaning-and-happinessWhat really makes people happy, and how can we create greater happiness in our lives and the lives of those we care about?

These questions are at the heart of the work being done by researchers in the field of Positive Psychology, who apply the rigorous methods of social science to the study of happiness and well-being.

Their findings are practical, encouraging, and sometimes surprising. And they’ve led to the development of proven techniques we can all use to become more optimistic, reduce our anxiety, enhance our relationships, achieve goals that matter to us, and take other steps that can help us to transform how we experience our lives.

Our Short Course in Happiness will be a journey through some of the most important research findings and most useful techniques from across Positive Psychology and related fields.

My emphasis is on the practical truths of happiness, so I only share insights and recommend techniques that are proven to work, and that I’ve successfully applied in my own life as well as in my work with clients.  I’ve seen and experienced the impact of taking these steps, which is why I’m so delighted to have the opportunity to share them in this book.

Let’s begin with a quick look at some of the benefits of happiness. Then we’ll spend the rest of the book focusing on how to cultivate it.

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What the Happiest Couples Do (And How We Can, Too)

 

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Do you remember hearing some years ago about an academic researcher in Seattle who was able to predict with 94% accuracy which marriages would fail just by watching one brief interaction between the spouses? It may have seemed hard to believe, but Dr. John Gottman had the research to back up his claim.

Impressive, to be sure. The best part of the story, though, is what happened next.

Dr. Gottman realized that being able to predict which marriages would fail wasn’t all that helpful in his work with couples who wanted their marriages to thrive.

For that, he had to turn his attention to studying couples in truly successful marriages and documenting just what it is that they do that makes their relationships work so well.
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My name is Lynda Wallace, and I love what I do.

I work with clients to help them gain the insights and take the steps
necessary to achieve their highest aspirations for their lives and work.

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I’m a Certified Positive Psychology Coach offering career coaching, life coaching, and executive coaching. I meet with local clients in my sunny office in Montclair NJ, and with clients from around the world by phone or video.

If you’re making changes in your life or work, or pursuing a significant goal, I believe you’ll find that I have the successful experience and specialized expertise necessary to help you get to where you want to go — even if you’re not yet sure where that is.

While my clients find my experience and expertise to be of real value to them throughout the coaching process, I believe that my ability to help my clients make practical progress toward their goals is what really sets me apart as a coach.

I won’t hesitate to jump in and work with you to actually get things done. It’s what I do best, and my favorite part of being a coach.

Prior to becoming a coach, I was a senior executive with Johnson & Johnson, where I led a $1 billion global business including many of the world’s most iconic brands. I also spent several years as the head of Mergers & Acquisitions for J&J’s medical device companies. Eventually, I decided it was time to pursue my own highest aspirations, so I left to develop my second career as a coach and teacher.

wharton-logo-150x150 with borderI hold an MBA from the Wharton School, have researched and taught evidence-based coaching skills to hundreds of coaches worldwide, and am the author of the Amazon Best Seller, A Short Course in Happiness. My practice draws on my business experience and education as well as my expertise in Positive Psychology, a research-based branch of psychology that studies the nature and causes of genuine happiness and success.

I’ve worked with individuals from nearly every walk of life, including teachers, bankers, stay-at-home parents, attorneys, college students, executives, physicians, artists, business owners, writers, IT professionals, athletes, and just about anything else you could name. And I’ve coached leaders and teams from many of the world’s great organizations, both large and small, for profit and not-for-profit. Here are just a few.

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While the heart of my work is one-on-one coaching, I also serve on the teaching faculty at Kripalu Institute and as Director of the Coach Training Program at Wholebeing Institute, offering online and in-person courses for aspiring, new, and established coaches.  

 

Want to know more? There’s plenty on the site to explore, including information about my background as well as informative articles, information about fees, excerpts from my book, and directions to my office.

I hope you’ll get in touch to schedule a complimentary consultation so we can discuss what’s going on in your life, work, or business, and how we might approach a coaching engagement designed to help you achieve your highest aspirations.

Warm regards,

Lynda