Courtney Lynch

Leadership expert and bestselling author


NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING AUTHOR. HIGH-VALUE KEYNOTE SPEAKER. 20-year leadership expert.

From facilitating executive team sessions, to delivering HIGH VALUE KEYNOTES and conducting engaging workshops to Lead Star’s diverse portfolio of clients, it’s no wonder Courtney’s passion for leadership is contagious.

 As the founding partner of Lead Star, Courtney works closely with all levels of leaders—from CEO’s to frontline team members. She designs and delivers development programs that drive immediate results.

Courtney is also the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of SPARK: HOW TO LEAD YOURSELF AND OTHERS TO GREATER SUCCESS and LEADING FROM THE FRONT and has written numerous articles on behavior-based leadership and organizational excellence. She’s been a dynamic guest on CNBC, FOX News, and CNN. Courtney’s efforts with Lead Star have been noted in publications ranging from Fast Company, and Inc., to The New York Times.

In addition to her work with consulting clients, Courtney served as the Director of the Center for Creative Leadership’s Partner Network, convening and connecting leading consultancies with the Center’s innovative thought leadership, research and development solutions.

Prior to starting Lead Star, Courtney’s professional experiences included service as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps, an attorney at one of the nation’s largest law firms and as a sales manager for Rational Software. She holds a law degree from William & Mary, an undergraduate degree from North Carolina State University and completed intensive studies at Cambridge University. Courtney lives with her husband and three children in Glen Allen, Virginia, and was recently elected to serve on the Henrico County Board of Supervisors, representing the Brookland district.