Coaching has been at the heart of Lindsay Steinmetz’s professional life for over 17 years in various roles across the nonprofit sector. She values both giving and receiving direct feedback to stir emotion and resolve in herself and others. She brings that approach to her client partnerships at Square One.
After graduating from Bowdoin College, Lindsay taught fourth grade at a bilingual school in Honduras, and then worked at an education start-up in San Francisco prior to attending Harvard Business School. As a Goldsmith Fellow and Co-President of the Social Enterprise Club at HBS, she worked alongside classmates to develop and refine ideas for social impact and pursue careers that could change the lives of others. After graduation, she was selected as one of 11 HBS Leadership Fellows and worked full time at the Ford Foundation in NYC. She then joined Achievement Network, a national education non-profit whose primary service is instructional leadership coaching. At ANet, she has helped scale the organization from 30 to 200 people as Chief of Staff and now as Vice President works with district and charter leaders across 450 schools to strengthen instruction for all students. She has experience in board management, fundraising, business development, hiring, and change management.
Lindsay believes it is critical to help clients think about what the future could hold, both opportunities and challenges for society, and how their past experiences and future aspirations fit into that vision. Lindsay loves creating environments where her clients feel both pushed and supported as she guides them through their MBA application journeys.
Lindsay is fluent in Spanish and enjoys a full life outside of work as a mother of 3 active, creative young boys, founding member of 100 Women Who Care Rochester, and co-designer of an education start up for parents.