Lynne Twist

About Lynne Twist

For more than 40 years, Lynne Twist has been a recognized global visionary committed to alleviating poverty, ending world hunger, empowering the status of women and girls, supporting social justice, and environmental sustainability.

The breadth and scope of Lynne’s work ranges from working with Mother Teresa in Calcutta, to working with refugees in camps in Ethiopia and the threatened rainforests of the Amazon, as well as guiding the philanthropy of some of the world’s wealthiest families and working directly with the women who won the Nobel Peace Prize. Lynne’s on the ground work has brought her a deep understanding of global issues, the challenges women and girls face worldwide, people’s relationship with money, and the transformation of human consciousness. Her extensive knowledge and experience has led her to profound insights about the social tapestry of the world and the historical landscape of the times in which we are living.

Acclaimed Author

Lynne wrote a best-selling, award-winning book called, “The Soul of Money: Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Life” (W.W. Norton, 2003) which has been translated into nine languages including Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese, French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Bulgarian and Portuguese.

Lynne’s newest book, “Living a Committed Life: Finding Freedom and Fulfillment in a Purpose Larger Than Yourself” (Berrett-Koehler, November 2022) demonstrates how a commitment to a purpose larger than yourself can enliven and empower you. In this book, Lynne shares stories and perspectives gained from her decades as a global thought leader and activist working to end hunger and poverty, protect the Amazon rainforest, empower women’s leadership, and transform people’s relationships with money. Living a Committed Life presents her vision for a world that works for everyone as well as her guiding principles for living a life of commitment and joyous action.

In addition, Lynne has contributed chapters to more than ten books including:

The Path Made Clear: Discovering Your Life’s Direction and Purpose by Oprah Winfrey (Flatiron Books, 2019)

Nonprofit Management 101: A Complete and Practical Guide for Leaders and Professionals” by Darian Rodriguez Heyman (Jossey-Bass, second addition 2019)

The Wisdom of Sundays: Life-Changing Insights from Super Soul Conversations by Oprah Winfrey (Flatiron Books, 2017)

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Birth 2012 and Beyond: Humanity’s Great Shift to the Age of Conscious Evolution by Barbara Marx Hubbard (Shift Books, 2012)

Einstein’s Business: Engaging Soul, Imagination, and Excellence in the Workplace” by Dawson Church, Ph.D. (Elite Books, 2007)

Women of Courage: Inspiring Stories from the Women Who Live Them, by Katherine Martin (New World Library, 1999)

Ms. Twist has written numerous articles for Huffington Post, The Shift Network, RSF Quarterly, Fetzer Institute, Noetic Sciences Quarterly, and YES! Magazine and Balance.

Consultant and Coach

Founder of the Soul of Money Institute, Lynne has worked with over 100,000 people in 50 countries in board retreats, workshops, keynote presentations and one-on-one coaching in the arenas of fundraising with integrity, conscious philanthropy, strategic visioning and creating a healthy relationship with money.

Her clients cover a wide variety of businesses social profit (nonprofit) and educational institutions including:

Nobel Women’s Initiative

Conscious Capitalism


Northern Trust

Wells Fargo


Proctor & Gamble

Women Moving Millions

Dallas Women’s Foundation

Power of the Purse

Charles Schwab

United Way

The Red Cross

Amnesty International

Sierra Club

Women Presidents’ Organization

Young Presidents’ Organization

Entrepreneurs’ Organization

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

The Stanford Business School

MIT Sloan School of Management

Harvard University

Modern Elders Academy

Ubiquity University

University of Oregon Business School