Lucy Freedman inspires people to recognize and take advantage
of the success factors and growth opportunities in their own personal
styles of interpersonal communication. With everyone from high
school students to corporate executives, she illuminates what
you need to know in a way that you can use it immediately, and
hang on to it as well.
She has studied and observed excellence in leaders, coaches, and
teams in organizations of all kinds. Her practical learning methods
transmit immediate benefit in the workplace and allow each person
to learn and contribute in the styles which work best personally.
In addition to working with people at Hewlett-Packard, Oracle
Corporation, Agilent Technologies, Sun Microsystems, public agencies,
technical departments, and a variety of small and large companies,
Lucy trains and certifies consultants and coaches in Syntax.
Helping people communicate and connect with honor, respect, and
understanding has always been Lucy's central passion. As a result,
she has been an innovator as well as student of interpersonal
behavior as long as she can remember, having invented a career
as she went along. While teaching high school she was aware of
shaping the message especially to enhance each unique student's
understanding and motivation. From there she has practiced as
corporate trainer and an individual and group therapist and coach,
using methods from Transactional Analysis, Neurolinguistics,and
studies with Milton Erickson, M.D., Fernando Flores, as well as
numerous other models and approaches.
Lucy came from a family of Harvard graduates, and earned a BA
degree in English at Radcliffe College as well as a Masters in
Teaching at Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is a past
president of the International Transactional Analysis Association,
and co-author of Smart Work: The
Syntax Guide for Mutual Understanding in the Workplace.
Lucy now lives in the Santa Cruz Mountains in California. She
alternates intensive days speaking, teaching, and coaching in
Silicon Valley and worldwide with writing and designing courses
in the hills overlooking Monterey Bay.
The view from Lucy's deck.