LINDA NEWLIN is a Master Certified Coach, Executive Search Consultant, Leadership Development Facilitator, Author, and Speaker with more than 25 years experience in human resources, coaching, recruiting, leadership and team development. She has been a CEO, Business leader and entrepreneur and brings a unique broad background to her clients. She has helped large global companies create 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 highly effective.
She has recruited and placed over 300 leaders and provided executive and team coaching, leadership development, team integration and change management in companies such as PWC, Microsoft, 3M, Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank, T. Rowe Price, PacifiCare Health Systems, CareAmerica, Comp USA, Ariat, AMGEN, Genentech, FDA, So Cal Gas, DuPont and Hallmark International as well as other Fortune 100 companies and non-profits throughout the U.S.
She has also coached entrepreneurs and individual leaders in various professional transitions and personal development. Her passion is to support leaders in making lasting change, creating sustainability and more efficiencies in their leading and integrating new leaders with 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 master certified coach. Linda founded an unique executive search firm and pioneered "on-boarding" back in 1990. Opportunities Plus 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 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. She is certified in the Shift Positive 360, Integrative Enneagram, 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.
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 and become the source of sustainable change in their own lives. Her next book called “Emotional Technology: Cracking the Code on Human Programming – Apps for Lasting Change” 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. She brings the latest Neuroscience to reflect how our brain is programmed and how we can delete old programming and install new behaviors we long for.