Lynda McNutt Foster
Vice President, Voltage Leadership Consulting
210 S. Jefferson Street
Roanoke, VA 24011
Call: (540) 815-1300
Lynda started her first company at 21 years old in Roanoke, VA, with her first husband Dan, Best Pest Control, Inc., and sold it 10 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 branding, 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.
Lynda also founded the EXPAND! contest (www.expandcontest.com). A contest for business owners in Southwest Virginia held in 2011. This 3-month long competition drew more than 175 business owners to showcase their skills and working business models with a prize of more than $35,000 in cash and business services.
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.
Lynda is the founder of www.synergysessions.org and creator of the new www.goMonti.com coaching tool. You and your company will find working with Lynda to be a fun, informative, and a profitable experience.
“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 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
“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
“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 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
"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
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
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