Lynda Bishop, MPC, CEC, is an international women’s leadership development facilitator, master’s level therapist, internationally published author, speaker, and certified empowerment coach currently serving as the Program Director for the Young Entrepreneur’s Academy in Arizona championed by the AZ Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Through this program, she leads the team that develops the next generation of successful entrepreneurial high school students from disadvantages areas of the Phoenix Metropolitan area.
She is the Past President of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Phoenix chapter, and is the current Chair of the President’s Assembly Steering Committee of the NAWBO National Board where she serves as the Leadership Development expert for 120 women Presidents and President-elects of the 60 NAWBO chapters across the United States.
After twenty years in the corporate world, Lynda retired her career as the Executive Vice President of a software/technology firm serving the financial and banking industry to take her private counseling practice and launch her first business mentoring/training firm full-time. She is the CEO and founder of Relationship Insurance, supporting healthy relationships through all life stages and is the President of Summit Alliance Solutions, a successful professional training, mentoring, and business to business relationship building firm.
Lynda especially enjoys working in the following areas: emotional intelligence, relationship building, teamwork, life direction and decision making, leadership development, and entrepreneurial mentoring. She is an energetic and experienced International trainer/facilitator whose work in the United States and China, through the World Academy for the Future of Women, has helped to advance the next generation of women’s leadership through facilitation of subjects such as emotional intelligence, building empathy skills, project development, team building, decision making, entrepreneurial and social change thinking. In 2012 to 2013, she served on the board of directors at ASU’s UCP-SARnet (University Community Partnership for Social Action Research) to assist in the implementation of social action projects to support the United Nations Millennium Development Goal of gender equality and increasing women’s leadership on a global scale through projects in Africa, India, and China. It was through her work with UCPSARnet that she became involved in the Halsten Enterprise Cameroon Children’s Project. This project is in the process of refurbishing and replenishing two medical hospitals in Cameroon, Africa, which serve a large refugee population of women and children. Once the clinics are repaired and sustainable, Lynda will be primarily involved in developing and implementing women’s leadership development programs to promote increased financial sustainability for the women of Cameroon.
In March, 2015, Lynda was honored as one of the top 30 Outstanding Women in Business by the Phoenix Business Journal. In May, 2015, she was honored by Arizona State University’s Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation with the Change Maker Award at the inaugural Sparxx Fly Event. In July, 2015, she developed and delivered Teen Entrepreneurial Summer Camps with Arizona State University and the Public Library partners which will roll out to several other locations across the United States in 2016 and beyond.
Her first co-authored book, The Young Female Leader, was released in August, 2015 at the Professional Woman Network’s International Women’s Conference where she also presented her expertise as a conference speaker. Lynda has been nominated twice for the prestigious Athena Award through the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (2013 and 2015).