Lynne Levesque, Ed.D. Consultant, Researcher, Author Boston, MA ________________________________________________
Dr. Levesque is an acknowledged thought leader in the areas of creativity, innovation and leadership. She brings over 30 years of experience in education and in business and draws upon experience at Bank of America in San Francisco and Shawmut Bank (now Bank of America) in Hartford, CT. Lynne's areas of responsibility in those roles included strategic planning, information technology management, organizational development, and training.
Lynne currently manages a consulting, coaching, and research practice that combines her business experience with expertise as a Senior Researcher at Harvard Business School. Working with a variety of for-profit and not-for-profit clients, she helps them become more creative, strategic, and innovative. Her services include individual and organizational coaching, consulting, and training in the areas of creative and strategic thinking, planning, and execution, leadership development, and innovation. Her research is focused on leadership, change management, and new business creation.
Lynne earned an Ed.D. in Creativity and Leadership from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA and an MBA in Finance from the Walter A. Haas School of Business at the University of California in Berkeley. She also holds an MA in Modern European History, from Rutgers University, in New Brunswick, NJ and a bachelor's degree in Russian from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA.
Lynne has extensively researched and written about various topics in leadership and creativity, focusing on the role that cognitive processes play in defining leaders' creative and strategic results and contributions. After studying creativity in top business leaders, and receiving a doctorate in that area, Lynne authored Breakthrough Creativity: Achieving Top Performance Using the Eight Creative Talents (Davies Black, 2001) and constructed a model called the "Breakthrough Creativity Profile" (HRDQ, 2003). Both define eight creative styles that correspond with different types of creativity.
Lynne has also co-authored several articles and Harvard Business School cases, including "Meeting the Challenge of Corporate Entrepreneurship" (Harvard Business Review, October, 2006) and "The Art of Making Change Initiatives Stick" (Sloan Management Review, Summer, 2005). __________________________________________________________________________________________
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