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Let me introduce myself.

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

I'm a seasoned leader, coach and trainer known for 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 opportunities.

I went into coaching full-time to make sure you don't.



My Education and Training::​​

  • Credentialed Coach (ICF | ACC)​ - International Coaching Federation Associate

  • Certified Professional Coach (CPC)​ - Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC)

  • Master Practitioner: Energy Leadership Index (ELI-MP) - Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC)

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

  • Bachelor's Degree (B.G.A.). 
    Business & Communication

  • Other key training: 

    • Conversational Intelligence-Enhanced Skills Practitioner 

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

    • Over 600 training hours: change management, process design, communication, creativity, innovation, and building high performing teams

For more details on my background and credentials, check out the tab “Why Jetstream?” or see my LinkedIn profile:

Beyond the Credentials:

As an experienced leader across industries (including technology, cybersecurity, finance, and academia) I've led organizations through restructures, mergers, and acquisitions.  

I've mentored and coached leaders across these industries in change management and the processes to support it.

I've also taught teams in communication, ISO9000, and business consulting.

I built my career from receptionist to leader of global teams in a fortune 100 company.  Now, I own my own business and I understand the challenges many face:

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

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

  • I have been laid off when my company declared bankruptcy

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

Industry Summary:

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.)


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