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Frank Lehner, M.A.

Adjunct Instructor
School of Leadership and Professional Advancement

By Appointment
Phone: 412.596.7866



M.A., Psychology, Duquesne University, 2000
B.A., English Writing, University of Pittsburgh, 1984

Frank Lehner is an executive coach, Frank Lehner is a educator, facilitator, and designer with a long-standing interest in organizational effectiveness and individual engagement in life and work. His passion has focused on practical applications of storytelling, narrative, and creativity in business, educational, and non-profit settings.

Prior to co-founding Naridus, he developed workplace communities as a co-principal in a narrative- and identity-based organizational development consultancy. Frank's creative and application-oriented work history includes, in part, seven years with the human resources pioneer Development Dimensions International. Frank served as an international publishing consultant for Xerox, where he spent time in Germany and England. In 2007, he co-founded the women's leadership company Divanation, LLC ; Now, Naridus' expands that mission to apply narrative, storytelling, and identity development to leadership development and organizational change.

In addition to his consultative work, Frank teaches master's and undergraduate classes in the School of Leadership and Professional Advancement at Duquesne University, where his courses explore the changing relationships between the individual, work organizations, and society. Frank's teaching and facilitation style is energetic, engaging, animated, a bit unorthodox, and filled with wit and compassion.

His undergraduate degree is in English and he earned a Master's Degree in Psychology from Duquesne University. He is an award-winning book designer, a published poet, folk artist, and playwright.

Frank is based in Pittsburgh, Pa. with his wife and their Belgian sheep dog, Freire.

  • Organizational Change
  • Organizational Culture
  • Narrative and Identity Development
  • Individual Identity Coaching
  • Individual Leadership Coaching