Lynette is a frequent motivational speaker for keynotes, workshops, and seminars in the U.S. and abroad. Her 30-year career has given her a unique set of skills and insights that relate powerfully to the audiences she addresses every year.

Whether a small intimate team or an audience of thousands, Lynette inspires and motivates each listener, equipping them with a new sense of empowerment and practical tools to help them live the life of their dreams.

She is often asked to share concepts from her popular book, “Climbing the Ladder in Stilettos”, which is full of tools and strategies for achieving personal and professional dreams, navigating tough people and situations, finding the right mentors, and enduring through seasons of being unrecognized, unrewarded, and underpaid.

Lynette works closely with each organization to understand their unique goals and tailor her content to their critical success factors. Every group is unique so while her core messages are consistent, the framework and structure is uniquely designed for each group she addresses.

“7 weeks later people are STILL talking about your 1-1-1 Strategy and how much they loved your talk!”

Lynette has spoken for these organizations and more…

Lynette has been a professional speaker for over 25 years, reaching corporate and faith-based audiences worldwide. Watch a few highlights below.


Cisco / Citibank (Corporate)

Shoreline City Church (Faith-based)




Lynette’s eclectic career journey has taken her from PR and fundraising at a major university to the senior marketing leader for the National Women’s Initiative at Deloitte & Touche in New York City. She worked with some of the Firm’s largest client teams including GE, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson.

Her popular book, Climbing the Ladder in Stilettos, has been published in several languages receiving recognition from numerous sources including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, and The Dallas Morning News. She’s also been featured on The Today Show, and other national broadcasts.

She has been active as a mentor and instructor for the George W. Bush Presidential Center Women’s Initiative, focused on empowering women in the Middle East.

Her professional accomplishments and relatable style bring her to audiences ranging from corporate boards to arenas of thousands, on topics including, “The Power of Purpose–Knowing and Loving What You Are Really Meant to Do”, “Building Your Personal Brand and Eminence,” and more. She is a TEDx speaker, and one of John Maxwell’s Maximum Impact Speakers.

Lynette believes in dreaming big, but faces day-to-day realities of life head-on, offering strategies on how to get to your dreams, and what it takes to get from the vision through the journey to actual fulfillment. This applies to the quest for professional fulfillment, as well as personal and relational fulfillment.

Her commitment to the community is evident through service on numerous boards as president and in other roles that have earned her local and national awards and recognition. A graduate of Oral Roberts University, she has served for many years on its Board of Trustees.

She maintains an active speaking schedule around the country and internationally. She is host of the popular Love Your Life women’s events, held quarterly in Manhattan.

Lynette lives with her husband, Ron Lewis, and young twin daughters in New York City and Cary, North Carolina. They have four grown sons and three grandchildren.

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