Amber Lineback is a master facilitator and executive coach for Interact in her “spare time” from a leadership role in organizational effectiveness at a Fortune 100 company.
She began her career in IT, but quickly learned that she was best at the people side of the business. She moved into communications and then into organizational effectiveness, and there she discovered the ”sweet spot” of her career.
“I love facilitating and coaching,” she says. “My interests include culture-building workshops, vision-building sessions, assessment debriefs and action plans, and leadership development. Helping individuals and teams tap into new ways to be even more successful is always a win-win experience for me, because I take something away from the interaction that helps me be more effective as well. My work taps into the authenticity and best in each of us – and when that surfaces, magic happens.”
Amber will tell you that her passion is learning — in all its forms. “I believe it happens when we bump into something different,” she says, “Whether it is experiencing a different culture through travel or helping a team work through conflict. Growth is a life-long process, and there’s a wise saying that when the student is ready, the teacher will appear. I get a kick out of being the student as much as being the teacher.”
Amber is known not only for her expertise but her intuitive insights into the human side of business. A day with Amber is one filled with practical wisdom, energetic learning and a wonderful, quick wit.
Her cherished hobby is traveling. She explains, “When I was a kid growing up in a small town, I loved getting National Geographic magazine. It was like a vacation and photo album delivered to our mailbox each month! As I’ve gotten older, I’ve tried to explore and travel as much as possible.” Amber has skied in the Italian Alps, celebrated Fasching (Mardi Gras) in Munich, ridden an elephant in Thailand, and sailed through the British Virgin Islands.
Amber was recently among the nominees for the ATHENA Leadership Award®, honoring women who have achieved the highest level of professional excellence.