Hello, I’m Lynne Koltookian, a native New Englander. I have lived here all my life and am now the Boston-based instructor for Langevin Learning Services. I started working for Langevin in March of 2007 after working more than twenty years for corporations in eastern Massachusetts.
My educational background includes a BA in Communications from Penn State University and a Masters Degree in Education from Boston University. I completed my Langevin Instructor/Facilitator certification early on in my training career. Although I worked many years in human resources and sales I have always been a teacher at heart. This led to my true love of being an instructor in the training profession which has allowed me to teach business professionals a variety of things since 1994.
My training philosophy is simple; I believe learning should be fun. A mentor once told me that the essence of a good instructor is someone who can make complex things easy to understand and fun to learn. I use this as my guiding principle when I teach my workshops.
Life’s Biggest Lessons and Influences – So FarLife’s biggest lessons have come from my family. I was taught early on the value of education. My parents encouraged me to not only learn from the academic world but to also learn from travelling the world. I believe that guidance is one of the most valuable things you can give to another person which is why I am so enthusiastic about teaching. For me, there is true joy in helping others succeed and get excited about learning new things.
My Favorite Langevin MomentHmm…there was the time that I was locked in the restroom in our Washington, DC training facility about 15 minutes before my workshop was supposed to start. There was a power failure in the building which caused the keypad console controlling the restroom door to switch off. I had no cell phone and there was no way out of the room besides the locked door! I had no choice but to wait until someone came in to rescue me. At about 7:55 am someone did come into the restroom to save the day! This was not in my lesson plan! When these types of things happen I just laugh and turn them into teaching moments in my workshops!
"Fabulous & Phenomenal. Jeff made learning this information easy and memorable. Trainers normally don't make good students but I was captivated the entire time."