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Stephen Lynch

Strategic Advisor

The guy who wrote the book on strategy execution

Talk to me when you want a coherent strategic plan, combined with a no-nonsense accountability partner driving you to get it done

Stephen is the author of the award-winning book; “Business Execution for RESULTS - A practical guide for leaders of small to mid-sized firms", winner in the ‘Management’ category of the 2014 Small Business Book Awards in the USA.

Stephen was formally COO of a global consulting company. He designed their consulting methodology and managed a global team of more than 50 strategy consultants. He returned home to live in New Zealand during the 2020 Covid pandemic after spending 12 years living and working in North America. 

As a strategy consultant, Stephen has personally assisted hundreds of companies in the USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand with strategic planning, business execution, and management best practices. 

As a business leader, he's built and managed consulting teams, sales teams, marketing teams, customer success teams, and project delivery teams in multiple industries: Management Consulting, SaaS (Software as a Service), E-Commerce Systems Integration, and Pharmaceuticals.

Stephen enjoys facilitating strategic planning sessions and training management teams. He believes that “your strategy will succeed or fail in the middle”, and that training your middle managers will have the largest impact on company performance.  

Some of the achievements that make Stephen a legend include:

  • Award-winning business book author
  • NZ client, Woop, named "Best of the Best" Westpac Business Awards
  • USA client, TaskUs, IPO listing on Nasdaq stock exchange at a valuation of $2.8B
  • Written articles on strategy and management for The Economist magazine
  • Delivered hundreds of training workshops in the USA, Canada, and NZ
  • SPIN sales training coach
  • Mr New Zealand Bodybuilding Champion 1993

With unique insights into the operations of hundred of growth firms around the world, Stephen has seen what really works (and what doesn’t) in terms of strategic planning, business execution, goal setting, tracking performance, running effective meetings, building sales and customer success processes, training frontline managers, holding employees accountable, and how to coach and improve poor performance.