Individual growth is the underpinning of success. And, our professional and personal success determines the success of our enterprises and our communities. Leaders are capable of extraordinary accomplishments if they remain open to learning, improvement, and feedback. Conscious awareness of a leader’s impact and thinking is the source of expanding perspectives, confidence, and capabilities.
Coaching & Consulting Experience
Linda is a seasoned Leadership Coach and Business Consultant for C-Level, Senior, and Emerging Leaders. She focuses on individual and team development and breakthrough results. Her clients appreciate her keen insights as she brings large company executive experience and a deep understanding of deliverables and team management into the Executive Coaching experience.
Linda brings senior executive and global supplier experience to the table. She is highly skilled at leadership competencies including the enhancement of interpersonal skills. And she uses the most incisive tools for client self-awareness guiding the client in any stage of the business lifecycle.
Linda’s coaching engagements with CEOs, Entrepreneurs, and Senior Executives represent multiple disciplines both domestic and international including Healthcare, Tech Sectors, Insurance, Advertising, Banking, and Public Relations. Her work fosters executive breakthrough results due to the clarity of thinking, strategizing, and accountable action. So what do Linda’s clients say? “Linda brings a depth and wealth of experience to the relationship that is rarely found. Fundamental to all coaching interactions is trust…and I trust her insight, instinct, and wisdom like no other.”
Business/Organizational Leadership Experience
Linda was the founder and CEO of a global information services company headquartered on the east coast with average annual revenues of $50mm. For 25 years, the company provided international business process outsourcing for customer service, database management, and quality assurance to Fortune 100 corporations. The company, sold in 2012, employed thousands with multiple locations in the US and the Philippines.
The company, a winner of the State Quality Award, achieved ISO 9001 registration, the first company of its kind to do so worldwide. A certified woman-owned business, the company also received the Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics.
Linda is the recipient of numerous state and national awards, including Entrepreneurial Woman of the Year, the Philadelphia Business Journal Women of Distinction Award, Ernst & Young’s Delaware Valley Entrepreneur of the Year, and the coveted Pioneer Award from PACE, the Professional Association for Customer Engagement. Linda also won the Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) Member of the Year Award for leadership as Membership Chair. As a networking early adopter, Linda founded a women’s professional organization. For her efforts, she was awarded the Alliance of Professional Women’s Trailblazer Award for leadership in the state.
Linda served for 12 years on the Board of Directors for a publicly traded financial institution. She also served on the Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) National Partners and Executive Advisory Boards. Linda served for 15 years on the Board of the State Chamber and 6 years on the Board of the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition where she chaired the Strategic Planning Committee.
Linda was the Founding Co-Chairman of “Advocates of Hope” Conferences, which in concert with the State Chamber of Commerce, raised awareness in the workplace about the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and post-treatment counseling for issues involving cancer. She also chaired the Top Corporations Selection Panel for the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
Linda is the past President for the International Coaching Federation of Southern Arizona and served as an active board member and member of the Executive Committee of United Way of Southern Arizona for 8 years.
Education and Training
Linda graduated magna cum laude from Kent State University with a B.S. in Education and continued graduate studies in Communications at the University of Massachusetts. She has also completed training at the Wharton School (Directors Institute), Harvard Business School (Women Leading Business Forum), and holds a Director of Professionalism Certification from the National Association of Corporate Directors.
Linda has earned multiple coaching certifications including Hogan Assessment Systems, the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching, and the Professional Business Coaches Alliance. In addition, she holds these certifications: Energy Leadership Master Practitioner (ELI-MP), Professional Certified Coach (PCC) from the International Coaching Federation, Certified Professional Business Coach (CPBC), a TTI Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst (CPBA), and most recently, became a certified professional in the Global Alliance Professional Leadership Development Program (GAPLD). Further, Linda fully understands group dynamics and learning as a Certified Peerspectives® Leader from the Edward Lowe Foundation.
Linda relocated to Southern Arizona 11 years ago. Linda enjoys her gym membership and Zumba. Linda is the proud mother of two fantastic sons.