Partial Client List
Clients range from Fortune 500 corporations to startup entrepreneurial firms, cover all major industry groupings and include both for profit and not-for-profit organizations, including; Toyota USA, McKee Foods Corp., Oak Ridge Associated Universities, Toyota Financial Services, Guidant Corp, Golden State Foods, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, San Diego Zoo, Indiana Dunes Tourism, Headquarters USMC, Lexus Regions, Sempra Energy, American Cancer Society, CareFusion, City of Torrance, and Booz Allen Hamilton.

Lynn Coffman - Principal
Lynn Coffman is a co-founding Principal of Coffman Valentine & Associates. During Lynn’s corporate experience ranging from Marketing for Professional Theatre to High Tech Sales, she noticed that many people were not as naturally effective at managing the ever increasing speed and complexity of work. Her bosses, also noticed, and often assigned her to help others improve their work processes and systems to better meet the needs of the company and customers.

Lynn joined forces with Michael Valentine in 2004 where she works with all levels of management to improve their personal and unit productivity. She specializes in change management where that the entire organization must make rapid direction changes due to transformative business conditions. Examples include facilities moves, technology changes, applying Lean Principles to Knowledge Work, or strategic realignments. Lynn balanced the corporate technical requirements with the humor learned from raising two children, several cats and dogs, and working with hundreds of volunteers over the years.
Lynn holds a BA from Western Illinois University and is a Certified Facilitator. Currently she is a member of Professional Coaches Advisory Board (PCAB), a coaching peer review organization, and the Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM). She served as Past President of the Orange County Chapter of Professional Coaches and Mentors Association, and is the 2001 recipient of the Spirit Award for Corporate Sponsors from American Cancer Society.

Michael Valentine - Principal
Michael L. Valentine is a co-founding Principal of Coffman Valentine & Associates, specializing in providing commonsense solutions to businesses seeking to improve management processes, employee productivity and customer service. Michael worked for 20 years with the International Business Machines Corp (IBM). His IBM background included project management, Marketing support, business accounting, business process analysis, and structured systems analysis.

Michael was previously a Director with the Institute for Business Technology (IBT) USA, an arm of IBT International, the developer and Licensor of the “Personal Efficiency Programs”. He conducted these programs for major corporate clients in the New York metropolitan area, around the country, and was the head of the Southeast region of IBT-USA. For two years, he also managed the Knoxville, TN sub-office for Right Management providing outplacement counseling and services for all levels of personnel from staff to Executives. Currently he is affiliated with the Value-Based Project Management Group (VBPM) as a Practice Lead for Lean for Knowledge Workers. Michael is a Kettering trained facilitator in Public Facilitation. He is certified as a facilitator of the Clarity Process, based on the work of Deming and Marshall Thurber. He is also a Voice/Narrator Talent.

Since moving to CA, he has served on the advisory board of the Center for Public Deliberation, a Kettering Foundation enterprise, and has been a Mentor to Business Majors in the Entrepreneurship program at Cal State Fullerton. Currently he is a member of the Board of the California Chamber Orchestra. Widowed and remarried, he has two sons and two grand-daughters.


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