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Lynette Lewis has been inspiring men and women on issues of vision and purpose for over 25 years. She travels extensively, addressing audiences from 30 to 15,000 on topics including, The Power of Purpose, Building Personal Brand and Eminence, and many more. She is one of John C. Maxwell's Maximum Impact Speakers.

A frequent panelist and often-quoted expert on career development, marketing, and branding, Lynettes eclectic 28-year career has taken her from PR and fundraising at a major university to the senior marketing leader for the National Women's Initiative at Deloitte & Touche in New York City. She worked with some of the firm's largest client teams including GE, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, and others.

Her popular book, Climbing the Ladder in Stilettos, has been published in several languages receiving recognition from numerous sources including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, and The Dallas Morning News. Lynette has appeared frequently on radio and television programs including The Today Show and Martha Stewart Living Radio. Her latest book, Remember the Roses, was published in 2012.

A passionate advocate for vulnerable children, she is the founder of and the visionary behind its annual walks in several countries, 45 cities, and on 80 college campuses nationwide.

She works alongside her husband Ron Lewis, in his role as pastor of King's Park International Church in Durham, North Carolina, and Morning Star New York meeting in locations around New York City. They split their time in both cities, and have four grown sons, two of whom have graduated from ORU. For more information visit