Meet Your Coach

Once you join the Partner Network, you’ll experience a one-on-one New Partner Orientation. This process is all about understanding your development needs and identifying goals for your business growth during the membership year. It also sets the stage for the on-demand business coaching you’ll receive throughout your membership.

The CCL Partner Network provides you with personal business coaching to accelerate your firm’s growth

To create the best member experience possible, we've joined forces with the founders of Lead Star, a highly successful leadership development consulting firm. As successful small business experts, best-selling authors and leading consultants, Courtney Lynch and Angie Morgan from Lead Star will personally help you take advantage of the CCL Partner Network. Courtney and Angie will share proven best practices and insight into industry trends during your on-demand coaching sessions designed to support you in achieving your membership goals.

Partner Network Directors

  • Courtney Lynch

    “We built our company from a startup to a multi-million dollar practice by embedding CCL best practices, tools and resources into client projects.”

  • Angie Morgan

    “Courtney and I are passionate about engaging and serving our peers as they seek to continue to grow their businesses and add greater value to their clients.”

Courtney has extensive experience designing and delivering leadership development solutions for diverse clients. As Director of CCL's Partner Network, she is focused on facilitating the transfer of proven practices that allow Network Members to grow their businesses and impact. Through Lead Star, she has a built a multi-million dollar consultancy. Courtney enjoys exchanging lessons learned with her peers to leverage collective intelligence and meet market needs.

Courtney's foundational leadership development experience occurred during her time as a Marine Corps officer. After leaving active duty, she spent her professional career in leadership roles, bringing nearly two decades of performance and expertise as a leader, scholar and development professional to her consulting work. Courtney's efforts to spark a national dialogue on the topic of leadership have been featured by CNN, Inc. Magazine, The New York Times and many other media outlets. Her second book, Spark, will be published in 2017.

Best-selling Author, Leading from the Front, McGraw-Hill
Recipient, National Stevie Award for Best Female Entrepreneur
Profiled leadership expert, BusinessWeek

JD — William & Mary School of Law
BA — North Carolina State University

Angie has acquired thousands of hours as a professional speaker and trainer, executive coach and curriculum designer for leading companies and organizations around the globe, including Facebook, ESPN, DTE Energy, Boston Scientific, and Best Buy. After learning how to lead as a Marine Corps officer, she dedicated her career to helping others develop their leadership skills in order to achieve greater results. Angie has partnered with prominent companies and organizations to develop custom programs that drive business outcomes. She's a recognized thought leader in her field. Clients routinely seek her guidance to help them translate leadership theory into actions that create impact and results. Angie’s second book, Spark, is due out in 2017.

As Director of the CCL Partner Network, she enjoys providing her consulting peers' one-on-one coaching sessions that allow Network Members to establish growth goals and identify strengths and gaps as they work towards greater success as business owners and practitioners. Having built Lead Star from a start-up to a thriving enterprise, she is most focused on how consultants can scale their reach and best monetize their service offerings.

Best-selling author, Leading from the Front, McGraw-Hill
Director, Marine Corps Heritage Foundation
Profiled leadership expert, AOL
Honor Graduate, the University of Michigan's Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps Battalion

MBA — University of Michigan
BA — University of Michigan


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The CCL Partner Network is a joint program of the Center for Creative Leadership and Lead Star.