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Let me introduce myself.

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

I have my dream career. I realized my vision to travel the world. I’ve led teams from struggling to wildly successful. Now I have my own business. Those roads were not paved for me. I broke through the barriers with hard and honest inquiry, strategic thinking, strong tactical skills, and with the support of great coaches to navigate blocks.  


I 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 transitioned into full-time coaching to help you 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 my LinkedIn profile:

Beyond the Credentials:

I built my career from receptionist to leader of global teams in fortune 500 companies. 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 wanted more

  • I have been laid off when my company declared bankruptcy

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


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.

High-Level Industry Summary:

  • Technology (Intel) - Head of Learning Intel Security

  • Telecom (Nortel Network) - Director of Technical Learning for Enterprise Products

  • Training (Global Knowledge) - Director of Technical Learning for Nortel Enterprise Products

  • Cybersecurity (McAfee) - Head of Technical Learning Teams

  • Finance (Arthur Andersen & Co.) - Senior Staff Instructional Designer

  • Academia (University of Iowa School of Journalism) - Administrator and Student Adviser

  • Research (University of Iowa College of Medicine) Project/Program Associate in Lipid Research

  • American College Testing Program - Receptionist and Secretary


  • LinkedIn
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