About us

Lyn Freundlich

Lyn Freundlich is the Founder and Principal Consultant at Change for Good Coaching and Consulting. She specializes in leadership development, human resources, and change management as a coach, facilitator, trainer and consultant. She considers employees an organization’s greatest asset and believes that people choose to work in nonprofits not simply to make a living but to make a difference. As a practitioner, Lyn understands that the human resources function served to protect organizations by ensuring compliance with a host of employment regulations but also to support employees’ effectiveness. She believes that a well-functioning organization walks their talk by treating staff in ways that promote equity and are consistent with their mission and vision.

Lyn has over 30 years of experience in the nonprofit sector working in a range of settings from large, international organizations to small, member-driven, local groups. Most recently she worked with TSNE MissionWorks (formerly Third Sector New England) where she served as the Director of Administration and Human Resources for over fifteen years. In 2005, Lyn also launched the human resources training and consulting practice at TSNE. In that capacity, she partnered with hundreds of local and national nonprofits to build human resources systems reflective of each organization’s vision and values, train and support supervisors and other leaders, and provide employee relations coaching and consultation.

Lyn is a seasoned trainer, coach and consultant serving dozens of clients each year. She has a B.A. from Oberlin College and a Master’s Degree in Organization and Management from Antioch University of New England. Lyn is also a Certified Professional Coach. She is proud to have served on numerous boards including with The City School, a Boston-based nonprofit working with young people across lines of race, class, gender, and neighborhood who are emerging leaders and have a passion for social justice. She also sits on the board of Onward!, a new organization using innovative solutions that harness the power of technology to bring about systems-level change and build power in our most marginalized communities.

A long-time resident of Jamaica Plain, Lyn enjoys tinkering in her yard and growing vegetables in her neighborhood community garden. She will jump at any opportunity to spend time near or on the water and envisions living part-time on the Maine coast sometime soon. Her partner and adult children are “sports-obsessed” and she takes an “if you can’t beat them, join them” approach as an enthusiastic college basketball fan. Lyn has been a vegetarian for over 30 years, and is a voracious reader of contemporary fiction, walker of many weekly miles, and lover of pets of all types.

Lyn partners with trainers, facilitators, and other consultants who bring a rich and diverse set of skills and experience to client engagements.