Lynne Franklin

Lynne Franklin

Title: International Speaker, Executive Communication Consultant and Author
Location: Skokie, Illinois, United States

Lynne Franklin, International Speaker, Executive Communication Consultant and Author, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership.

Recognizing her privilege and advantages, Ms. Franklin felt it was important to give back to the community after her own education. She currently works as a Vistage Executive Speaker for Vistage Worldwide, Inc. since 2017, and since 2011, she has utilized her skills and experience as an international speaker, executive communication consultant, and trainer. Ms. Franklin has previously worked in a variety of roles, which include being a trainer for SkillPath Seminars, a senior consultant and CEO/CFO communication counselor for the Financial Relations Board in Chicago, a consultant for MC Associates, a director of financial relations for Dunstan & Association and a manager of public relations for Gelco Corp. Since 1993, Ms. Franklin has provided her services as a principal with Lynne Franklin Wordsmith. Earlier in her career, she was an account executive for Hill and Knowlton and for Edwin Neuger & Associates. She started out as a staff writer for Commercial West Magazine and as a residential treatment counselor for the St. Joseph’s Home.

Ms. Franklin prepared for her career by first earning a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and English from St. Catherine’s University in 1979. Her educational experience helped set the foundation for many of her later accolades, which include receiving awards from Equities Magazine between 1999 and 2002, the National Association Investors Corp. between 1994 and 2003, the MerComm-ARC Competition between 1992 and 2003, as well as the Annual Report Excellence Award, from Financial World Magazine between 1991 and 1998. Furthermore, Ms. Franklin presented “How to Read People’s Body Language to Read Their Minds” at a TedX conference. Ms. Franklin has largely been driven by her curiosity and came across a program from a local company called the Wright Institution. This program in neuroscience resulted in her examining the reasons for her to do something because of how her brain worked, as opposed to doing something else that someone said was a good idea. With this information, she found success in incorporating that into the business world and to the clients that she served.

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