I am not daunted by adversity; I find it motivating. I have an innate ability to see the opportunity in every situation. Perhaps that is why I am someone who constantly initiates change in the world around me. Bringing people together around a common goal and leading them to achieve what they thought to be impossible is what drives me. In fact, I've made a career of it.
As a leader, I take an honest, determined and inclusive approach to identifying challenges and opportunities, finding creative solutions, setting ambitious targets and driving results. My approach is underpinned by my belief in servant leadership. Leaders' primary consideration should be to set the stage, not to be on it. To inspire, empower, promote and serve your constituents knowing that your success will be dependent upon the success of those around you.
Established and lead a working group of post-secondary institutions, municipalities, private and non-profit organizations across the Edmonton Region to produce a regional strategy for 5G deployment across the region.
Organized an advocacy mission to Ottawa with 18 businesses, entrepreneurs, postsecondary
institutions and non-profit organizations attending 24 meetings with government officials, hosting a reception for 60 influencers and achieving a social media reach of 63,049 users and 195,967 impressions.
I have developed a leadership program for women that teaches leadership competencies through a peer-learning model and develops a network of support.
I launched a regional COVID-19 response team initiative, leading regional meetings, producing updates and spearheading virtual briefings on economic and market conditions, trends, opportunities and threats.
Initiated a pilot program between the federal, provincial and municipal governments to collaborate on increasing competitiveness for attracting petrochemical investments.
Organized and emceed a municipal advocacy workshop for 40 municipal representatives from across Alberta. Founded and chaired the Alberta Municipal Advocacy Partnership.
Board Member (2018-Present) and Chair, External Relations Committee. The ESIO was established to help lead Edmonton in becoming a national and international centre for media production excellence.
Alumni Council Member (2020-Present) responsible for representing the collective voice of the alumni body in governance and with the advancement role of engaging alumni in a lifelong mutually-beneficial relationship for both UNBC and its graduates.
Communications lead and sponsor liaison for the 2019 Edmonton event, attracting 250+ of Alberta's top innovators, entrepreneurs, community builders and influences. SHEInnovates is a global program through the UN Women's innovation strategy. Alberta is the first global chapter.
Board Member (2017) and Chair, Fund Development Committee. Since 1989, the Stop Abuse In Families (SAIF) Society has provided services to clients that are experiencing abuse and its devastating effects to the family unit.
Lynette supports and participates in the Ignore No More Run for Respect, a 10km trail charity run to raise awareness about domestic violence. Proceeds are donated to a different domestic violence prevention charity in the Edmonton Region each year.