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Lynda McDermott  

International managment consultant, author and speaker who works with indiviudals and organizations to develop "world class strategies for world class

Lynda C. McDermott is President of EquiPro International, Ltd., an international management consulting firm which specializes in leadership, team and business development for Fortune 500 and medium-size companies and professional services firms. Her experience involves over 30 years of line management, and internal and external consulting.

McDermott began her career as a line manager, and then an internal consultant with Ohio Bell Telephone Company and AT&T. She began her external consulting career with Ernst & Whinney and later served as a Director for the national Human Resources and Organizational Consulting Practice, KMG Main Hurdman's.

Over the last twenty years her firm has provided consulting services in strategic planning and business development, leadership and team development and executive coaching, 360? assessment, change management and organization effectiveness in a wide variety of industries. Her client list includes such companies as Pfizer, Procter & Gamble, Hearst Magazines, Biogen Idec, PricewaterhouseCoopers, aanofi-aventis, DuPont Women Lawyers' Network, Enrst & Young, and Willkie Farr & Gallagher.

McDermott is currently the Chair of the Tampa Women President's Organization. She has served on the National Board of Directors of the American Society for Training and Development and has been their Torch Award Winner. Her firm has received two ASTD "Excellence in Practice" Citations for their ground-breaking work with global teams in over twenty-five countries and for their innovative "Build Our Business" program. She has also served on the Board of Directors of Girls Incorporated (Formerly Girls Clubs of America).

Ms. McDermott is co-author of the best-selling book World Class Teams (Wiley) and author of the best-selling book titled Caught In The Middle: How To Survive and Thrive In Today's Management Squeeze ((C)Prentice-Hall). She is a Certified Speaking Professional with the National Speakers Association and has appeared on CNBC, Wall Street Journal Radio, National Public Radio and in numerous business publications. McDermott has served on the adjunct faculty of INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France and is on the faculty of the American Management Association. She is also a member of the International Coaching Federation and Top Women Coaches. Ms. McDermott is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Miami University and has a Masters of Science in Organization Development from Bowling Green State University.

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