Lynne E. Richer, EdD Lynne Richer, MA, EdD


  • Teaching Faculty, Organizational & Leadership Psychology Department
  • Senior Associate Director of Field Placement, Organizational & Leadership Psychology Department


  • EdD, Leadership and Development, Human Resources, Boston University
  • MA, Human Resource Development, American International College
  • BA, Education, University of Massachusetts


  • Process Consultation and Facilitation (LP761)
  • Organizational Assessment and Intervention (LP728)
  • Organization Development and Change (LP736)
  • Consulting Skills (OP620)
  • Advanced Leadership Seminar – PsyD (multi-levels)
  • Leadership Practicums/Internships – PsyD (multi-levels)
  • Field Placement (FP734/735)

Research and Practice Interests

  • Executive Coaching
  • Emotional intelligence in the workplace
  • Global team effectiveness & development
  • Cultural integration - post-merger or acquisition
  • Human Resource strategy
  • Corporate Learning and Development strategy and methods

Professional Licenses and Certifications

  • Executive Coaching Certification
  • Hogan Assessment - Interpretation and coaching 
  • Emotional and Social Competency Inventory (ESCI)
  • Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR)
  • Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
  • Benchmarks Leadership Assessment
  • Social Styles
  • Lominger Career Architect
  • PDI 360 feedback / Leadership and Professional competency models
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Constructive Contention

Publications and Presentations

Richer, L. D. (2015). Understanding the Relationship Between Emotional Intelligence and Team Effectiveness in Global, High-Technology Engineering Teams (Doctoral dissertation).

Current Professional Leadership and/or Concurrent Work Experience

  • Private practice – Executive Coach / Organization Development Consultant

Prior Professional Leadership and/or Work Experience

  • Director, Organization Development, Dell Technologies, TX
  • Director, Organization Development, Iron Mountain, MA
  • Global Leader, Learning and Organization Development, MathWorks, MA
  • Director, Global Learning and Development; Strategic HR Business Partner, VP HR (Acting) – Avid Technology, MA
  • Senior Director, Global People Development, Telefonica / Lycos, MA
  • Director, Learning and Development, EMC / Data General, MA
  • Learning and Organization Development Consultant, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA, MA
  • Regional Head of HR / Learning and Development Manager, BayBanks, MA

Professional Affiliations

  • Institute of Coaching
  • Organization Development Network (National)
  • Boston Facilitators’ Roundtable (Regional OD Network)
  • Human Resources Leadership Forum
  • Association for Talent Development
  • Society of HR Management
  • Northeast Human Resources Association