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About Commentator: Lynda Curtin, The Opportunity Thinker

| On 29, Aug 2007

Lynda Curtin

By the end of this year we will have doubled our business since our creative thinking session with you, and we are 60% of the way to the goal. It’s almost time to raise the bar!“  – Dan Weare, National Business Manager   


Lynda’s practical real-world business experience resonates with busy clients who need to approach their challenges with fresh new thinking right now. She is an expert de Bono Thinking Systems Practioner.


Lynda is the creative force behind the Innovation Instinct concept and program–a personal assessment system used to help clients strengthen their ability to generate, build and implement valuable ideas incorporating de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats and Lateral Thinking tools.


With over three decades of business experience that stands the test of time, Lynda



  • Is one of only 37 expert de Bono Thinking Systems Master Trainers/Facilitators in the world.
  • Led the special project to develop and lead the world-wide launch of Focus on Facilitation, the first de Bono Thinking Systems workshop developed without de Bono’s direct involvement. Her facilitation expertise and deep knowledge of de Bono methods were recognized as a strong asset in the de Bono global network
  • Presented the business case to Dr. de Bono and secured the rights to develop, publish and sell official de Bono school materials in North America.
  • Broke sales and profit records. Delivered over $100 million in sales while Product Manager, Major Appliances.
  • Leads Innovation Boot Camps to help clients clarify what innovation is for their business, where to hunt for it, and how to develop it.
  • Has professional business experience with product development, packaging design, merchandising, advertising, marketing, market research, forecasting, supply chain, and vendor negotiations.
  • Was inducted into the Innovator’s Club by de Bono Consulting, the most successful and largest distributor of de Bono Thinking Systems methods in the world.

Lynda’s top three talents can be put to work for you when it makes good business sense:




  1. Coach and equip you to facilitate meaningful thinking together discussions that will turn your meetings around, save you money, free up your time, and strengthen your business results.



  2. Work with your top staff to customize learning and thinking together events that will strengthen their Innovation Instinct – the ability of your group to consistently generate, build, and implement valuable ideas.



  3. Creative force, Publisher and Product Development Director of de Bono school materials for the North American market, Lynda takes on special projects.

    de Bono For Business website


          de Bono for Schools website


          The Opportunity Thinker website