Lynda Folan is the Managing Director of Inspired Development solutions.
With over 30 years of experience working with organisations as a Leadership and Organisational Development expert, she has an exceptional track record of delivering bespoke organisational interventions that produce results.
Lynda is an expert in the field of Leadership and Organisational Development and has a highly successful record of strategically developing and managing International Human Resource functions. This is coupled with a broad range of consultancy experience both locally and abroad. With over 30 year’s experience working with businesses across the globe, Lynda has considerable expertise in Leadership Development, Organisational Development, Resilience Building, Strategic Human Resources and Executive Coaching.
Lynda is a Registered Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). She holds a Master of Science in Organisational Psychology from the University of London, a Post Graduate diploma in Consulting Psychology from Murdoch University, an Honors Degree in Industrial Psychology from the University of South Africa, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Natal (South Africa). Lynda is presently completing a research Doctorate in Organisational Psychology at Murdoch University.
She was born and brought up in Africa, then lived in Belgium before spending 18 years in the United Kingdom. During her time in the UK, she developed her career in the field of Human Resources, Leadership Development and Organisational Psychology and was invited to take up her first board-level position as Vice President of Human Resource for the Hard Rock Café at the age of 29.
Lynda expanded her corporate experience to included international executive-level Human Resources positions with; The Number (International Telecoms Company), Arcadian International Hotel Group (A subsidiary of Wyndham International), Hasbro (The Toy Company) and Tesco Stores Ltd (British Retail group).
Following a highly successful career in the corporate world, Lynda then set up her own consultancy business. With her well-honed business acumen and in-depth knowledge of organisations and people, she became a highly sought-after Leadership and Organisational Development, specialist. Lynda then moved to Perth in 2007 and has further developed her consulting experience. Working in association with Integral Development and other consulting organisations in Perth she has worked with a large variety of organisations in both the public and the private sector.
Lynda's passion for exploration has led her to explore over 100 countries across seven continents and live in four counties in three different continents. In her work, she brings a diverse range of unique life experiences, along with a strong academic background in psychology, and a pragmatic approach to organisational challenges due to extensive business experience. Lynda will bring inspiring and innovative insights, which will challenge you and your organisations to think differently and achieve results beyond your expectations.