Lynda McNutt Foster


Lynda onsite at presentation

VLA Mayor's breakfast

Lynda is the CEO of Cortex Leadership Consulting.  Lynda started her first company at 21 years old in Roanoke, VA, and sold it ten years later to Terminix International. Next was a successful full service advertising agency that her husband, Allen Foster, now owns and operates. Lynda stepped directly into media companies, ABC-13 (as a Senior 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.

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.

Certified-in-C-IQ-Logo-_-JPGLynda is Certified in Conversational Intelligence and was a graduate of Miami Dade College. Her daily research and self development focuses on the psychology of change whether it’s focused on leaders and executives or people and the customers they serve.

Along the way, Lynda was part of the leadership 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.

Lynda has conducted leadership training for more than a thousand participants and has been asked to be a keynote speaker for more than 20 years.  She developed innovative leadership content from combining the classics like Stephen Covey, John Maxwell, Brian Tracy, and Judith Glaswer with the latest brain research and change models that work to modify people’s behaviors.

Lynda is the former Chief Content Creator, Lead Facilitator, and Executive Leadership Coach for Voltage Leadership Consulting/Academy training programs and is the CEO and founder of  the new innovative coaching tool, www.goMonti.com .  Lynda is the CEO of Cortex Leadership Consulting.


“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, 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

  The authentic you is your brand, Lynda. What and how you deliver your content is what separates you from the rest. There is empathy, knowledge, insight, confidence, humor, creativity and effective take aways.  The energy you bring and how youTestimonial From Corvesta

“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

“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

"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

Lynda has so much going on in your head.  I think it's amazing to just watch/listen to her.  She has so much knowledge to share!  I think my favorite thing about her is the fact that she is genuine andTestimonial From Stephanie Smoot

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

I often enter Lynda's class sessions feeling a combination of nervousness and excitement. I know that I will be pushed beyond my comfort zone but provided the support and resources to get to where I need to go - ITestimonial From Goodwill Industries


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