Dr. Lewis is a scholar-practitioner, established in a wide variety of disciplines and areas of business. She has a passion for leading and developing others. She has accumulated her perspective through an unusual career trajectory that includes her experiences as a retired Air Force logistician, a continuous improvement and P&L executive of a Fortune 500 company, an adjunct professor at universities, and as a pro bono continuous improvement coach for Collective Impact Initiatives with not-for-profit agencies. She is a prominent public speaker and published academician who can translate complex ideas into relatable stories to inspire audiences of all levels. As a public speaker, she is in high demand internationally at academic and industry conferences as well as corporate leadership events. As an ICF & CCA certified executive coach, she facilitates classes, events and offers one-on-one professional development training and mentoring in public and private workshops. She is certificated to administer the Kirton Adaption-Innovation (KAI) Inventory, illuminating cognitive problem-solving styles. She is a licensed facilitator of Celemi Business Simulation Workshops, improving team member engagement and business acumen. As an adjunct faculty member at universities, she teaches business and leadership courses including organization development, lean, change management, coaching and mentoring for business, marketing, and global business strategy.
Lorinda has earned a Ph.D. in Business from Northcentral University and a DBA in Quality Systems from American Meridian University.
PROFESSIONAL SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:
2020 – International Association of Administrative Professionals Regional Event, Red Wing, MN.
2020 – SOAR – Women Reaching Higher, Sheboygan, WI. Presentation: Networking Strategies for the New Economy
2019 – Wisconsin Restaurant Association, Green Bay, WI. Presentation: Recruiting & Retaining: New Strategies in a New Market
2019 – International Association for Administrative Professionals, Neenah, WI. Presentation: Networking for Success
2019 – Women in Technology, Fox Valley, Appleton WI. Presentation: Employee Engagement: A Toolkit for Success
2018 – Operational Excellence Canada, Canadian Institute, Toronto. Presentation: Improving Efficiency and Driving Change with Effective Problem-Solving
2018 – American Meridian University, Washington DC. Understanding Your Problem-Solving Style
2018 – MBAA International, Chicago, IL. How Problem-Solving Style Influences Entrepreneurial Pursuits
2017 – American Manufacturing Strategies Summit, Mark Allen Group, San Diego, CA. Presentation: Developing a Manufacturing Talent Pipeline
2017 – Women in Manufacturing Annual Summit, Hartford, CT. Presentation: Recruiting a pipeline of skilled labor positions.
2017 – Operational Excellence Canada, Canadian Institute, Toronto, CN. Conference Chair
2017 – Oshkosh Women’s Network Marquee Event – Oshkosh, WI. Collective Impact; Making a Difference in Your Career
2017 – Women’s Mentoring Circle – Community Mentoring – Oshkosh, WI. Navigating a Non-Traditional Career Path
2016 – Operational Excellence in Manufacturing, Canadian Institute, Schaumburg, IL. Presentation: Understanding Millennials
2016 – American Manufacturing Strategies Summit, Mark Allen Group, San Diego, CA. Presentation: How to Leverage your Lean Operating System to Recruit and Retain Staff