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Lonnie Hurst is and has been a coach, consultant. industry leader, public speaker, entrepreneur and artist.

Work Experience – Lonnie’s broad range of experience has seen him working closely with employees at all levels, members of community organizations, and governments locally, nationally and internationally where he observed the keys to personal and professional success. His entrepreneurial spirit has helped him in the corporate world.  He has established a name for himself as a can-do manager with a reputation for grooming his staff and preparing them for their own successful careers.  His broad range of experience includes working closely with employees at all levels, where he observed the keys to professional success even as he, himself, rose through the ranks.

Over the years he has worked in R&D engineering, law enforcement, marketing, advertising, public relations, government relations, risk communications, environmental justice, issue/crisis management, and anti-fraud and counterfeit program management. His diverse career has included positions with:

  • Garrett AiResearch Manufacturing Company;
  • Arizona State University;
  • Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department as a Deputy and Emergency Medical Technician and as a volunteer on their mountain/mine rescue team;
  • His own full-service communications and marketing agency;
  • AlliedSignal;
  • Motorola;
  • Intel; and currently,
  • His own Professional Integral Coaching(r) business and woodworking business.

Lonnie values integrity, common sense, a sense of humor, the ability to laugh at one’s self, social responsibility, and a good life-work ethic.

The formula for greater success in life is tried and true. The most successful people in the world work hard to capitalize on their strengths, focusing great energy on things they can change while finding ways to mitigate those things they can’t change.

His vision is to enable clients to turn their dreams into realities and to accomplish this he utilizes his many years of:

  • Managing and leading teams and individuals;
  • Teaching and mentoring worldwide; and
  • Well-known ethics and experience in building trust with individuals and groups across a wide-variety of relationships, both positive and confrontational, in countries across the world.

Teacher and Trainer – Early in his career Lonnie taught technology courses and managed engineering programs at Arizona State University, getting hands-on experience in developing compelling teaching programs that both educate and inspire. Over the years that followed he taught more than 30 courses to more than 2500 students and professionals nationally and internationally.

Community Service and Volunteerism – Lonnie has been very involved in the community as a volunteer and has participated on non-profit organization boards of directors since the early 1980’s. The experience helped nurture a deep empathy for others, as well as an understanding of communication needs and techniques. It also developed in him a growing desire to help others evolve and find new directions and support.

Key Certifications and Degrees:

  • Integrated Enneagram Accredited Practitioner
  • Hogan Leadership Assessment Tools (HPI, HDS, & MVPI) Analyst/Coach
  • Leadership Practices Inventory Tool Analyst/Coach
  • New Ventures West Certified Coaching To Excellence Instructor
  • New Ventures West Professional Certified Integral Coach® (PCC)
  • International Coaching Federation Accredited Certified Coach (ACC)
  • Leadership Practices Inventory Program
  • Motorola Semiconductor “Gold” Leadership Program – Istanbul, Turkey
  • Global Leadership Certification Program – Thunderbird American Graduate School of International Management
  • Community Association Leadership Training Program – Community Associations Institute
  • Building Strategic Alliances With Advocacy Groups – Boston College
  • Tempe Leadership – Tempe Chamber of Commerce
  • University of Phoenix Masters in Business Administration
  • Crisis Management for Police and Civil Defense Organizations
  • Arizona Law Enforcement Officer Certification
  • Arizona Emergency Medical Technician Certification
  • Arizona State University B.S. in Communications Technology


Synthesis, LLC has two separate business entities – Wood Synthesis and Coaching Synthesis.
Synthesis, LLC, is a registered limited liability company in Arizona