Experiencing a challenging transition?
Pursuing a significant goal?
Let’s get you where you really want to go.
We can work together to help you achieve your life and career goals, and make lasting changes for greater happiness and success.
My practice is based on rigorous research and years of experience, so I can help you make progress more quickly than you might expect.
I’ve run a billion dollar business for Johnson & Johnson, earned an MBA from Wharton, and helped hundreds of clients achieve their goals.
What changes can we work on together? Let’s talk it over during a complimentary consultation, in person or by phone. I’d look forward to it!

We can work together to help you achieve your highest aspirations.

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

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.

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.

I 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.

 

While the heart of my work is one-on-one coaching, I also serve on the teaching faculty at Kripalu Center 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

A Short Course in Happiness

I wrote A Short Course in Happiness to offer readers a distillation of the essential research findings on the steps we can take to live happier, more meaningful, and more successful lives. I was surprised and delighted when it became a best-seller on Amazon.

I’m now writing my second book.  Based on my work as a coach and teacher, it lays out a clear process for successfully achieving goals and navigating transitions.

Testimonials

"After feeling so stuck for so long, I was surprised at how quickly I was able to get focused and actually make the changes I needed to make in my life and career.  Lynda helped me to see options I hadn’t seen before, and gave me the practical help and support I needed. It was the best investment I could possibly have made in myself. " — Sarah
"I spent years as a lawyer and never enjoyed it. I knew I had good skills, but I had no idea how to translate them into a new career. Lynda helped me figure out what I was best at, and what career options would be a better fit. Then we created a new narrative that shows the connections between my skills and my new chosen career. Best of all, it worked. I'm in a new position I really enjoy, and I wouldn't have gotten here without Lynda's great help." --Michael
"Lynda helped me to understand my strengths and weaknesses, develop my leadership skills, figure out my goals, and come into my own as a leader. My work with Lynda was very enjoyable and extremely helpful to both my life and my career. I’ve recommended her to many colleagues with great enthusiasm." — Robert
"Every time I walked into Lynda’s beautiful office, I knew I was taking another big step toward creating the life I want to live. She helped me to think clearly about changes I needed to make in my life and work, supported me while I made them, and helped me get on the path to achieving my goals. I’ve found a new job, and I love it.  If you’re thinking about working with a coach, take my advice – hire Lynda, she’s the best!" — Rebecca
"I’ve been working with Lynda in the aftermath of my divorce. She’s helped me to adjust to the changes with a sense of optimism and confidence I never would have expected. I understand myself better, I’m happier and less stressed out, and my kids are happier too. Working with Lynda was the best gift I could have given myself at this time in my life!" — Christina
"When I started working with Lynda, I knew I wanted to change careers, but I didn’t know what I wanted to do next. She helped me get clear about what I love to do, what I’m good at, and what I need my next career to provide for myself and my family. After just a few weeks, I’ve already made great progress toward a career I know will be right for me, and I feel happier and more energetic than I have in years."  — Carol
"I had become very socially isolated and unhappy. Lynda helped me to build up the courage and take the practical steps I needed to take to connect with people and find new sources of meaning in my life. Now I’m even dating again, for the first time in decades. I feel years younger and much happier." — Charles
"Lynda is a gifted and passionate coach.  Her insight has helped me clarify my goals and objectives.  In fact, after a few coaching session with Lynda I actually STARTED my new company!  Lynda has helped me every step of the way.  I couldn’t ask for a more knowledgeable, kind and effective life coach.  I am truly grateful for her wisdom and guidance." — Dawn

Recent Blog Posts

 

The Power of “Yet”

The things we say, whether out loud or to ourselves, have a profound effect not only on how we feel, but also on what we do.  When we tell ourselves “I can’t do it” or “They’ll never allow it,” we undermine our own power and motivation to make change in our...

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“What is Happiness?” and Other Questions of the Week

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Four Steps to Forgiveness

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