My coaching relationships are based on a thoughtful, motivating agreement developed with a client’s goals and vision at the center. It builds on existing skills to resolve challenges, access internal and external resources, and develop consistent, life-long habits.

My coaching approach is based on:

  • a variety of proven inquiry-based, client-centered models
  • social justice values
  • spiritual principles, and
  • life lessons

Given the persistence of interpersonal and structural biases and glass ceilings, I explore strengths and challenges through an intersectional equity lens. I love partnering with courageous, passionate people who are ready to commit to their precious health and life goals.

I use a systems approach to my coaching, seeing clients in multiple dimensions of themselves (body, mind, spirit) and their status in the external world (work, family, neighborhood, society, etc.) I engage in building trust and delving into feelings and well-being to balance the dominant culture overvaluing of thinking and doing. My focus is to connect clients to their inner wisdom and explore what daily practices they can add to tend to multiple aspects of their health – mental, emotional, spiritual, financial, and physical.

Please listen to my 20 minute interview on how to work with COVID-19 reality. Do less, be more, breathe. Permission to “skip a beat” and be kind to yourself and others. Contact me for a 20 minute complimentary coaching session to sort through this moment.

How I Can Assist You

  • Hope and excitement about achieving your significant personal and professional goals.
  • Feedback on options with a fresh, seasoned perspective.
  • Ongoing support and an accountability process that works with your strengths.

How it Works

  • We schedule an initial meeting where a contract is developed with your goals, vision, a feedback process and best times to speak.
  • The phone or video program sessions focus on timely issues so you reach your goals and aspirations.

It is an honor to be on the roster of coaches used by LeaderSpring Center’s Women of Color Leadstrong Fellowship, RCF Connects Embodied Leadership Coaching Program, and  Windcall Residency Program.

While I provide coaching that is tailored to each person, clients often require assistance in the following areas:


Linda and I have been working together for about eight years now. She has coached me through major life goals: writing my MA thesis, running for office, losing a parent, and losing a job. I struggle with self-care and working with Linda helps me stay focused on caring for myself in spite of what is happening in my life, and to keep moving toward my goals, sometimes fast and sometimes slowly, but making progress. It helps to have someone who lovingly holds me accountable to my goals.
Shanthi GonzalesOakland School Board Member