Lynda Katz Wilner


Owings Mills, Maryland

Lynda Katz Wilner | Owings Mills, Maryland | Top 100 Speech-Language Pathologists Impacting the Field

Practicing Since


Graduate Program

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Therapeutic Focus

Accent Modification; Corporate Communication

Accolades, Award or Notable Achievements

  • Formed a company ESL RULES with Marjorie Feinstein-Whittaker, CCC-SLP. This is a division of Successfully Speaking and we published 11 accent modification and assessment materials.
  • Has published work in the ASHA Leader and the Accent Modification Edition of ASHA’s Perspectives presented at ASHA conventions and TESOL conferences.

Favorite Quote

“You will never get a second chance to make a first impression.” —Will Rogers

Lynda Katz Wilner


Owings Mills, Maryland

“I conduct workshops, keynote speeches, and 1:1 training.”


Successfully Speaking is located in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area and was founded by Lynda Katz Wilner, a Corporate Communication Specialist and Maryland licensed Speech and Language Pathologist. She is a Preferred Trainer with LDS & Associates providing professional training in Accented Speech and is certified by the Institute of Language to conduct training with the Compton PESL program. In 2006, Lynda and her colleague, Marjorie Feinstein-Whittaker, formed a joint venture, ESL RULES, LLC, to present workshops and produce and distribute their unique training materials for accent modification and communication training.

Lynda is certified by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and has been working with clients for over 30 years. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Hearing and Speech Science from the University of Maryland and a Master of Science degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from the University of Michigan. She is a member of TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages), ATD-Maryland (American Society of Training and Development), CHRA (Chesapeake Human Resources Association), ASHA
(American Speech-Language and Hearing Association), MSHA (Maryland Speech-Language and Hearing Association), and was the Vice President of CORSPAN (Corporate Speech Pathology Network) from 2005-2006.

Lynda has worked with major hospital systems, corporations, technology firms, research laboratories, small businesses, and the clergy. She developed her own unique and comprehensive training program for accent modification with the medical profession (Medically Speaking: Accent Modification for the Medical Profession, The Medically Speaking Inventory) and she has
collaborated with her colleague, Marjorie Feinstein-Whittaker, to publish RULES, RULES BY THE SOUND, RULES to Go, RULES on the Run, Medically Speaking Idioms, and Medically Speaking RULES, an innovative, comprehensive, cutting-edge approach to accent modification and pronunciation designed for intermediate to advanced English speakers. The Pronunciation Screening Tool and Boston RULES are part of their product line.

Lynda combines an excellent ability to communicate, an understanding of individual communication concerns and their impact, knowledge of techniques and strategies to address these issues, and an enthusiasm to help individuals from diverse backgrounds achieve excellence in communication.