Chair Emeritus and Senior Consultant, Dallas, Texas
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead
Linda has 30 years' in the business of change management consulting and senior leadership in both Fortune 100 as well as start-up firms. She has served formerly as Chair of the Board and was President and CEO for eight years. Today, she consults to board and senior management teams on a global basis and has focused her energies on a wide range of industries, including energy, manufacturing, high-tech, biosciences, and financial services. She holds a MA in International Business from the University of Texas.
She serves as Chair of the Board of the World Centers of Compassion for Children International (WCCCI), founded by Nobel Laureate Betty Williams, which focuses on the plight of refugee children worldwide. She is also a board member of the Interaction Institute for Social Change and the Bali Institute, and serves on the National Advisory Board of the greater than> conference. Linda has had articles published on-line and in journals and newspapers throughout the US.
She is a frequent speaker on leadership topics at conferences worldwide, including the CLO Symposia and The Conference Board's Leadership Development Conference. Linda is a recipient of the 2007 Best Bosses Award from Winning Workplaces.
Key Clients Include
PepsiCo, Boston Scientific, CPS Energy, Roche/Genentech, Millennium Pharmaceuticals
Pro Bono Clients
Interaction Institute for Social Change, The Bali Institute, WCCCI, greater than> conference, Junior League of Plano, Texas
On Working at IA
With IA, I have found total alignment of my own personal values and my mission in the world. For me, this is true synchronicity and feels a lot like 'coming home'.
More About Me
I am deeply interested in the future of nation states, having taught history and anthropology many years ago. I read voraciously on this topic and plan to write more about this in the future. I also work with women's and girls' organizations and refugee support groups to help children globally. My work with WCCCI International reflects this interest. I am married, and have two daughters and two grandsons. My husband and I are 'road warriors', traveling between Texas and California for our work. I am a golf enthusiast and enjoy sports of all types. I love to read — I am usually reading three or four books at the same time.
Run by Ann Patchett, Boomsday by Christopher Buckley, Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin, Iran Awakening by Nobel Laureate Sherin Ebadi.
What I Care About
I believe strongly in the value of every human life and the fundamental equality of all individuals. Human dignity in all settings is a key driver for me.