My years as an entrepreneur, operating an advertising agency, being an account executive for an ABC affiliate and the Director of Marketing strategies at Wheeler Broadcasting, have merged to become a road that now defines the skills that I have to help executives communicate their message clearly and successfully to their “tribes” (as Seth Godin would say).
Lynda started her first company at 21 years old in Roanoke, VA, with her first husband Dan, Best Pest Control, Inc., and sold it ten years later to Terminix International. Next was a successful full service advertising agency that her current husband, Allen Foster, now owns and operates. Lynda stepped directly into media companies, ABC-13 (as an account executive) and Wheeler Broadcasting in Roanoke, VA, (as the Director of Client Marketing Strategies) for a period of 8 years to obtain a perspective on advertising and marketing that would result in a true 360 view that few marketing and advertising specialists obtain by the age of 45.
Few professionals, in her field, have the scope of knowledge in marketing, advertising, social media, public relations, and executive and entrepreneur coaching that Lynda has achieved. Lynda was honored by the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce with the prestigious Small Business Advocate of the Year award in 2009 and by the Roanoke Regional Small Business Development Center in 2011 for the same award. These honors would be the fire that ignited and has kept her drive to inspire more small business owners to realize their dream.
Having graduated from Miami Dade College and earned her coaching certification from the school of Hilton Johnson, her daily research and self development focuses on the psychology of change whether it focused on leaders and executives or people and customers they serve.
In 2012, Lynda combined the experience and knowledge of Jeff Smith, President of Voltage Leadership Consulting and Integrated Imagining to create goMonti. GoMonti is a system to measure, monitor, and motivate participants of coaching and training programs. Accountability was something Lynda wanted to bring to the coaching and training world and with GoMonti she was able to accomplish that goal.
Along the way, Lynda was part of the team that launched the most successful Facebook page for a country music radio station in the United States for WSLC, 94.9 Star Country. In just 6 short weeks, through a direct promotion focus, Star Country’s Facebook page developed more than 34,000 fans.
“The coaching that Lynda has provided our franchise team has resulted in some owners increasing their sales by 88% and an overall franchise group increase by 33%. Her programs just plain work.” – Michael Klimchuk, Colors On Parade Testimonial From Michael Klimchuk, Colors On Parade
"Lynda has been instrumental in our new franchise launch. The coaching program she designed and has lead us through has allowed us to quickly focus on the our biggest priorities." - John Gilliam, Regional Area Developer for Doctor's ExpressTestimonial From John Gilliam, Regional Area Developer for Doctor's Express
"I was being too technical. Lynda has helped me greatly improve my presentation & training skills resulting in a much happier clients and more sales. I highly recommend her." -- Brian Duvall, CEO of Duvall Media, VirginiaTestimonial From Brian Duvall, CEO of Duvall Media
"If you have the opportunity to work with Lynda McNutt Foster on personal branding and executive presence run to sign up. The results will transform your company from the top down." - Kimberly Kolb Eakin, Class3Only.comTestimonial From Kimberly Kolb Eakin, Class3Only.com
“The lessons I’ve learned from Lynda have been invaluable as we went through the initial stages of our business. I am a much more confident and competent business owner because of her coaching.” Ashley Callahan, Owner of Phoenix, LLCTestimonial From Ashley Callahan, Owner of Phoenix, LLC
Getting an interview on CNN's, Piers Morgan Tonight , from the small city of Roanoke is no easy task. Looking calm, strong and confident is nearly impossible. Thank you, Lynda McNutt Foster, for the superb coaching you provided Lenden. HeTestimonial from Kimberly Eakin - Director of Public Relations At Ferris, Eakin & Thomas, PC
“Lynda has been there and done that which is invaluable in today’s business environment.” – Herb Hopkins, Owner of J&H Industrial SpecialtiesTestimonial From Herb Hopkins, Owner of J&H Industrial Specialties
Lynda, Thank you again for taking time out of your busy schedule to speak to PRSA Blue Ridge chapter members today. Your presentation was a big hit at Hotel Roanoke!! I had several people comment to me about it after theMelinda Mayo, 2013 President-Elect and Programs Chair of PRSA Blue Ridge
“Lynda has helped me feel more confident with my decisions by coaching through the process of being more responsive rather than reactive in high pressure situations.” Roselyn James, VP Operations, Colors on ParadeTestimonial From Roselyn James, VP Operations At Colors on Parade