LINDA NEWLIN is a Master Certified Coach, Executive Search Consultant, Leadership Development Facilitator, Author and Speaker with more than 30 years experience in human resources, coaching, recruiting, leadership and team development.  She has helped global companies create integrated and highly impactful HR development programs to increase leaders' effectiveness in emotional intelligence, coaching for accountability, intuitive intelligence, resilience, high performing teams, sales training and development for all solutions that are cost effective and scalable through cutting edge virtual training.


She has placed over 400  leaders and provided executive and team coaching, leadership development, team integration and change management training for thousands globally within companies such as PWC, Microsoft, 3M, Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank, T. Rowe Price, PacifiCare Health Systems, CareAmerica, Comp USA, Ariat, AMGEN, Wells Fargo, Genentech, FDA, So Cal Gas, DuPont and Hallmark International as well as other Fortune 100 companies and non-profits throughout the world.  


She has also coached entrepreneurs and individual leaders in professional transitions and personal development.  Her passion is to support leaders in making lasting change, creating efficiencies and sustainability and integrating new leaders with their teams.  

In 1990, Linda founded her unique executive search firm and pioneered "on-boarding".  Opportunities Plus (now called Cultivate Diverse Talent)  provides “transition and integration” coaching for all managers they place and their teams. She has placed many women and minorities into mid to senior level positions worldwide.  Prior to starting her firm in 1990, she recruited more 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 HR.  Certified in the Shift Positive 360, Integrative Enneagram, Hogan, Hudson Institute of Coaching and Myers Briggs Type Indicator and has worked with many others to support the development and change process of her clients and teams.


As a coach and teacher for the Hoffman Institute USA, Linda co-developed a course called The Inner Work for Leaders which provides a transformational process for individuals/leaders who are seeking to become more fully present and become the source of sustainable change in their own lives. Linda is the author of 10 books and is currently working with her colleague Betsy Myers, author of Take The Lead to write The Integrated Leader: A New Model of Leadership.