Lindsey Lyman is the founder of Growth Studios, an innovation consultancy that helps companies build profitable new businesses. Through her work as an executive innovation coach, Lindsey helps executives become stronger innovation leaders. Through her work as a practitioner, Lindsey helps organizations build innovation capabilities. She consults with leading design firms, consulting firms, large and small companies, and entrepreneurs to identify unique growth opportunities and to build commercially viable new products, services, and business models. Lindsey also helps large corporate clients establish viable innovation structures and organizational designs.

Prior to founding Growth Studios, Lindsey spent 10 years at McKinsey & Company, where she was a founder of McKinsey's global innovation practice and co-developed McKinsey's Innovation Executive Education program. At McKinsey, Lindsey served Global Fortune 100 clients on innovation topics ranging from large-scale innovation transformations, to embedding capabilities in user-centered design and product development. Lindsey currently serves as a Senior External Advisor to McKinsey, focused on Product Development and Innovation.

Lindsey leverages her advisory and consulting work to develop current business content and cases for use in the classroom. Outside of corporate work, Lindsey serves as an advisor to many founders of entrepreneurial ventures and is a recreational angel investor. Lindsey also serves as a board member of the Advocate Aurora Health Whole Person Health Committee.

Lindsey holds an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where she graduated with highest distinction. Lindsey lives on the North Shore of Chicago with her husband and 3 young children. Lindsey looks forward to someday reviving her hobbies of biking and fabric crafting, however in the meantime center around drinking coffee and building Lego with her kids.

Academic Areas

  • Entrepreneurship

Selected Publications

2021 - 2022 Course Schedule

Number Course Title Quarter
34103 Building the New Venture 2022 (Winter)
34108 Innovation Leadership 2022 (Spring)

2022 Executive Education Schedule

  Program Title  
  Chicago Booth Executive Program in El Gouna, Egypt Learn More
  Global Leadership Institute Learn More