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About Lead Star

It’s amazing when ordinary people recognize they are capable of extraordinary things.

Courtney Lynch and Angie Morgan were ordinary people who chose to serve in the Marine Corps. Through their service, they developed the skills that would later help them succeed in the private sector. It wasn’t until leaving the military that Courtney and Angie realized something special: leadership isn’t an innate, luck-of-draw trait. It can be developed. Anyone, everywhere, has the ability to become a leader.

Under that premise, together they founded Lead Star, an agile, high-caliber leadership development firm. With over a decade of experience working with talented leaders within Fortune 500 companies, small and mid-sized businesses, leading nonprofits, government agencies and respected academic institutions, Lead Star has partnered with organizations to cultivate the leader in all of us, focusing on creative, customized solutions and service-based leadership that empowers individuals to be authentic, proactive, and accountable.

Lead Star believes:

  • Leadership is never about power, prestige, job titles, or perks—it’s about responsibility.
  • Challenge and adversity should be welcomed—through it, we find invention and innovation.
  • Every leadership solution should be customized, benchmarked and grounded in research. That’s why Lead Star immerses itself in their client’s culture to ensure every program they develop is authentic, relevant, and addresses pressing business needs.

Lead Star develops leaders. Learn more about who we are.

Courtney Lynch

Lead Star co-founder, Courtney Lynch, is a 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. Read more

Angie Morgan

Angie co-founded Lead Star to help professionals understand how they can achieve greater success by implementing leadership practices into their work routines. Her remedy: designing leadership programs that are culturally relevant for her clients and focused on results. Angie inspires individuals to take action. Read more

Sean Lynch

Sean’s early leadership accomplishments occurred post-Yale, as a United States Air Force F-16 fighter pilot. After completing military service, Sean applied his leadership experience to the airline industry as a commercial pilot. Ultimately, his passion for leadership development inspired him to join Lead Star. Read more

Patrick Nelson

As the inaugural NFL-Tillman Military Scholar and recipient of a Horatio Alger Military Scholar award, Patrick has gained both local and national accolades for his military service, academic career and work as a professional speaker and trainer. Read more

Liz Lamirand

Liz began her career as a strategic planning analyst at CNN. In 2006, she joined Lead Star and serves as the firm’s Executive Director, where she handles everything from client relations to strategic partnerships. Liz oversees all activities related to our active leadership development business, including developing course materials, administering online assessments, and providing infrastructure and support for our consultants. Read more

Lisa Rohrer

Lisa joined Lead Star in 2012 and is the firm’s Marketing Director. As head of marketing, Lisa strives to share our leadership message, programs, and resources around the world. She oversees everything related to advertising, public relations, our weekly Leadership Moments, social media, our firm’s website, and online marketing. Read more

Jennifer Terry

Jennifer joined Lead Star in 2015 and serves as the Partner Network Coordinator for the Center for Creative Leadership Partner Network. In her role, she coordinates and manages all aspects of the network for Lead Star. Read more

 

Latest News & Recognition

Harvard Business Review


How the U.S. Marines Encourage Service-Based Leadership. Do you prioritize your team's needs before your own? 

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Fast Company


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Investor's Business Daily


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