Lynn Moran Awarded The Pinnacle

Madison, N.J. (June 5, 2009)—In ceremonies on June 5 at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s College at Florham in Madison, N.J., business and leadership coach Lynn Moran was inducted into The Pinnacle, the highest award the University bestows upon its alumni.

Pinnacle recipients are chosen on the basis of success or distinction in their chosen fields; significant contributions to society and humanity through public or humanitarian service; and outstanding service to the University, or reflection of the unique character of Fairleigh Dickinson in their lives.

Moran is a certified coach and CEO of Sonoran Life Transition and Performance Coaching, which she founded in 2008. The company provides executive, leadership and team coaching.  She also coaches around change and major projects and professionals who have attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Moran spent 26 years working for Mars Inc., mostly in the confectionary division. She held leadership positions in Sales, Human Resources and Licensing.   In 1999, she became president of Ethel M Chocolates, the gourmet confectionary and direct-to-consumer/retail company within Mars.  At Ethel M, she launched a literacy program titled “Feed Your Mind” to provide books to children in schools and at home to encourage a love of reading. In 2002, she was named one of the most influential businesswomen in southern Nevada. In 2004, Moran became an executive vice president of sales and an officer of Russ Berrie, the toy and gift company.

Moran is a member of the FDU NOW Campaign Steering Committee and a board member of the Institute for the Advancement of AD/HD Coaching. She is a member of Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder Association and the International Coach Federation. Moran served as a board member of HELP of Southern Nevada, a community service organization.

Moran has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Centenary College (1988) and an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson’s Metropolitan Campus (1996). She also received her coach training from Adler School of Professional Coaching and Fast Track Coaching.

She and her husband, Mike, live in Scottsdale, Ariz., with their son, Sean.

In presenting the award, Sean Moran, said, “We all know your favorite saying is, ‘Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift and that's why they call it the present.’ Your work-life philosophy mirrors your favorite saying. You believe in dignity and self-respect. You live and work to uphold them because you believe that you're only as good as your word.

“As your son, I’m thrilled and overjoyed to deliver tonight’s award to you. You enjoy helping others and are driven by your passion for coaching people to achieve their goals. That, along with your compassion and devotion to those you love, has earned you a place at The Pinnacle. Fairleigh Dickinson University salutes you.”

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