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Let me introduce myself.

My name is Linda Diane Smith (M.A., ICF | ACC, CPC, ELI-MP).

I'm a coach and training consultant.  I'm known for my strategic thinking, tactical planning, and building high performing teams.  

I've worked in fast paced, high stress environments, and I know how easy it is to get wrapped up in the day to day and miss the opportunity to expand and reach my goals powerfully.

My mission in life is to support extraordinary people and organizations achieve their goals and go beyond what stops them.     


My Education and Training::​​

  • International Coaching Federation Associate Certified Coach (ICF | ACC)

  • Master's Degree (M.A.). in Instructional Design & Technology, University of Iowa

  • Bachelor's Degree (B.G.A.). in General Studies (business & communication)

  • Two coaching certifications from the prestigious Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC)

    • Certified Professional Coach (CPC)​

    • Energy Leadership Index - Master Practitioner (ELI-MP)

  • Other key training: 

    • Conversational Intelligence-Enhanced Skills Practitioner 

    • Center for Executive Coaching's Master Toolkit Enhanced Program for Coaches​ - Graduate

    • Countless hours of training in creativity, change management, innovation, communications, process design, and building high performing teams

Beyond the Credentials:

I've achieved a lot of success in my career.  I started my career as a receptionist and worked my way up to leadership positions in major corporations.   

It wasn't always easy or smooth sailing.  I led these organizations through large reorganizations, mergers, and acquisitions.  

Now, I own my own business and I understand the challenges many face:

  •  I changed careers because I didn't want my predictable future.

  • I was laid off (once because the company declared bankruptcy and once through a restructure).

  • I looked for work during difficult times (the Great Recession of 2009) and landed the best corporate job of my life.  

  • I moved forward toward my goals and visions while fighting a life-threatening illness.


My career spans many sectors, including:

Technology (Intel), Telecom (Nortel Network), Training (Global Knowledge)Cybersecurity (McAfee), Academia (University of Iowa School of Journalism), Research (University of Iowa College of Medicine), Finance (Arthur Andersen & Co.)

Yes, I do other things than work - I'm a photographer, an explorer, and an animal lover.  I love to travel and experience other cultures.  I'm an introvert who really enjoys people.


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