My Story (and I’m sticking to it)

Everything you wanted to know about me…and stuff you didn’t even know you wanted to know….


Who I am:    Unapologetically Me.    Wife. Mother. Grandmother. Daughter. Sister. Friend. Leader. Speaker. Author. Mentor. Innovator. Champion of Healthy Relationships. Thought and Belief Challenger. I am real, enthusiastic, hopeful, creative, strategic, problem solving, curious, determined, ambitious, courageous, compassionate, funny, smart and lovable. I think most other people are all of those things too.

I walk my talk.  I do not ask anyone to do what I am not willing to do first.  I know that we are all stronger, smarter and more resilient than most of us think we are.  I know this by experience and  nothing teaches quite like experience wrapped with hope and love.

I work hard, but I play with just as much enthusiasm.  I laugh.  A lot. I enjoy my life and all of the experiences that brings.  I have great gratitude for the harder times, pains of the past and the challenges of today.

I create and support positive, strong, supportive relationships that withstand the tests of life and time. I didn’t always…I had to learn how.

Lynda Bishop

For those who have an appreciation for facts more than ideas;  I have a masters degree in professional counseling, am a certified empowerment and emotional intelligence coach, have over 20 years of experience in the corporate world as a relationship management expert, trainer, manager, top level executive and CEO.

I believe in the power of women – especially women leaders who don’t buy into stereotypes and truly lead from the heart and the head. This is why I work so hard on growing and supporting women’s leadership through the National Association of Women Business Owners and through Girls Rule Foundation.  One of my favorite workshops to deliver is “Hell in High Heels – breaking and ending female rivalry”.  When we teach women how to truly support and celebrate one another, the entire world benefits.

I am the founder of Relationship Insurance (, serving those who want a lifetime of quality relationships of all kinds or who are looking to build a Great Love (pre-marital, pre-commitment, committed and re-committing couples of all ages and orientations). I am the founder of the Single, Not Broken divorce recovery community. Over the past 12 years I have helped over 1,000 women, and a few brave men, rebuild themselves and their lives after divorce.

I am both a student and teacher of Emotional Intelligence and relish the time I spend helping others to improve their life experience through advancing this crucial set of skills. I founded and facilitate the Emotional Intelligence-based personal leadership program called “Living a Life Without Regrets“.

I am a mentor of women seeking to create better lives and better businesses by being better leaders.

For the past five years, I have served as the program director of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy ( in Phoenix.  YEA is the only after-school program for High School students in Arizona to mentor them through the idea phase, to business planning, to pitching “Shark Tank” style, to securing funding, to actually launching registered, profitable businesses by the end of the school year. We have launched over 64 businesses fully owned by High School students so far!

I have served as a local and national board member of the National Association of Women Business Owners and currently am the program director of the NAWBO Circle; a national program through the NAWBO Institute for Entrepreneurial Development (a 501 c3).  The NAWBO Circle consists of multi-million dollar women business owners from across the United States and supports them through connections, education and support.

Internationally, I am one of the original women’s leadership facilitators for the World Academy for the Future of Women and taught internationally in China (2010) (   I am currently the Advisory Board Chair of the Halsten Enterprise by both empowering women with skills and education for a sustainable future and bringing aid and medical relief through the refurbishing and restocking of two medical clinics and turn the tide on the completely preventable and needless illness and death of many children in Cameroon, Africa.

In March, 2015, I was honored as one of the top 30 Outstanding Women in Business by the Phoenix Business Journal. In May, 2015, I was honored by Arizona State University’s Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation with the Change Maker Award at the Sparxx Fly Event.  In July, 2015, I developed and delivered Teen Entrepreneurial Summer Camps with Arizona State University and the Public Library partners implemented in several other locations across the United States. In 2017, I was awarded Inspirational Woman of the Year by the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Arizona and received my fifth local NAWBO chapter award as the Bridge Builder award from NAWBO Phoenix for her work in supporting women business owners across the nation.

My first co-authored book, The Young Female Leader, was released in August, 2015, at the Professional Woman Network’s International Women’s Conference.  My second book, Great Love – No Regrets; Building Relationships that Last was published August, 2016, and focuses my fifteen years of relationship coaching/counseling into a tool for helping couples create and grow healthy relationships over a lifetime. I have been nominated twice for the prestigious Athena Award through the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (2013 and 2015). In October, 2017, I was recognized by Southwest Airlines as the first honoree in their annual Celebrating AZ Women private event series for her work serving in the community to support entrepreneurship, gender equality and collaborative connections throughout diverse communities.

Who I help:  People interested in improving their experience in this life; especially through building strong, authentic, supporting, fulfilling relationships.   There is no someday and the opportunity to make a life changing decision belongs to everyone right now, in this moment.  I help others build the skills that will support them to rise above where they’ve been and not buy into being a victim of circumstance, but be a creator of positive change.  That can be a change in major relationship, starting a business, making a career change, navigating a life phase, or simply conquering the personal dialogue that exists between our own ears.

What I do: I lead by example while I challenge my clients to be brave and push outside of their comfort zones where real growth takes place. I identify old ways of thinking, old patterns of being, and old habits of doing that keep us from breaking through to the life we dream of having, the people we dream of being.  I champion healthy relationships through trust, authenticity and love. I build communities and foster connections.

How I do it: My methods are based in the world of emotional intelligence, servant leadership, compassion, understanding, education, relationship building, creation, personal responsibility and strategic action.  I have both the education and experience to understand the details and still see the big picture.  Just as importantly (if not more so), is my desire to be an agent of positive change in this world and to do that with the many amazing women out there who are ready to get going and take action.  I have a holistic view of addressing experiences of the past, realities of the present and desires for the future; with emphasis on who and how we are in the present.  Conscious, compassionate and strategic action today is what creates the most successful tomorrow. Workshops. One-on-one. Groups. Assessments. Discovery. Action. CHANGE.

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