Linda is a Master Certified Coach, certified Hudson Institute Coach, search consultant, trainer, facilitator, author and speaker, with more than 30 years experience in integrating Human Resource solutions for her clients. Her firm Opportunities Plus (now called Cultivate.Solutions and Cultivate Diverse Talent) provides executive search/recruiting, coaching, leadership and team development. She has provided executive recruitment for women and diverse leaders, transition and integration, leadership development, coach training and team integration coaching to companies such as Microsoft, 3M, Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank, T. Rowe Price, PWC, PacifiCare Health Systems, CareAmerica, Comp USA, Ariat, AMGEN, Arconix, Genentech, Broadridge, Wells Fargo and Hallmark International as well as other Fortune 100 and 500 global companies and non-profits.
She has also coached entrepreneurs and individual leaders in various professional transitions and personal growth. Her passion is to support organizations and their leaders in making lasting change, high impact results and integrating new leadership and their teams. Her unique career as an entrepreneur and a corporate manager gives her a breadth of experience that augments her training and certification as a professional coach. Linda was the pioneer in on-boarding whereby she founded her unique executive search firm which provides unique “transition and integration” coaching for all managers they place and their teams. She has specialized in placing diverse leaders in several industries. Prior to starting her firm in 1990, she focused on recruiting more women and diverse executives and provided career coaching for presidents and senior managers in the Pepperdine University PKE/Executive MBA programs. She also worked for the American Express Company in her early career. Certified in many assessments that support her integrative approach and results.
Linda co-developed a course called The Inner Work for Leaders as a coach and teacher for the Hoffman Institute USA, which provides a transformational process for individuals/leaders who are seeking to become more fully present, authentic and become the source of sustainable change in their own lives.
She is the author of 10 books that all provide tools and valuable practices for personal and professional development. Her next book called “The Integrated Leader: The New Model for Leadership" will be out in mid 2020. "Emotional Technology: Cracking the Code on Human Programming – Apps for Lasting Change” will be published in late 2020. It addresses the question as to why 70% of change programs don’t last and why leaders struggle to sustain the skills and practices organizations spend billions of dollars training them in.
What Clients Say...
“My transition and successful integration in this new management role was made possible because of your expert coaching and transition work with me and my team during these past 6 months. Thank you for all your support.”
“I never would have considered working with a coach. But you were highly recommended…and now I know why. So many things I’ve always wanted to accomplish have happened and my life is working the way I envisioned it could. Thank you so much for helping me traverse the inner work that needed to be done in order to create sustainable change.”
“Your masterful coaching helped me to create the life I wanted and needed. I received so much more from our engagement than I had expected. I have worked with other coaches, but clearly your passion, presence and experiences are unique and the change process more effective. I have been able to create and sustain lasting change.”