PMI Southwest Virginia Chapter

Fall Symposium 2022 Keynote Speakers



McNutt-Foster was named a Business Icon by Valley Business Front magazine. Lynda is the CEO of Cortex Leadership Consulting.  She has appeared more than 300 times as an expert commentator on the Coffee with a Coach series on WFXR News, contributor to Forbes, and has written more than 400 articles focusing on the combined knowledge and research of hers and others findings in the fields of conversational and relationship intelligence, time mastery, team alignment, peak performance, engagement, and conflict resolution.  

Lynda is a certified coach in Emotional and Conversational Intelligence® and a Certified Trainer for The 3 Vital Questions®.  She is an expert in combining the sciences of DISC, Motivators (Driving Forces), and Cortex Team Strength assessments that provide predictive people analytics for growth, development, and role match.  She is the co-founder of the technology company, goMonti and the author of 4 Keys to More Effective Leadership and  Time Mastery:  7 Simple Steps to Richer Outcomes.   

Utilizing the research she collected from more than 10,000 leaders and their teams, Lynda is the co-author of the whitepaper, A Leader’s Guide to More Fresh, High Quality Ideas from Their Teams which was published by the Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council. Lynda is also the author of the EPIC program for high performers and Leading a Winning Team leadership programs. 

Lynda is a slow runner, a terrible bowler, the mother of a daughter much smarter than she is, and a husband much kinder. 



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Tom Henricksen is a problem-solving technology professional. Starting from a developer he has worked as a Project Manager, Technical Lead, Scrum Master, and Manager of Software Development.

Tom has helped organizations with agile transformations. He has also coached and trained teams and individuals.

Tom has been an entrepreneur as well. He speaks and writes with a focus on technology roles. Tom was the founder of the Agile Online Summit and DevOps Online Summit. Where he led a strong online community of over 5,000 people.

Tom has learned how to solve challenging issues in technology and lead technical teams. He can help you develop those skills too!





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