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:
- inquiry-based, client-centered models
- social justice and racial equity values
- body, mind, & spirit integration, and
- liberatory life lessons
Given the persistence of interpersonal biases, racist policies, 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.
My book Breaking Through Your Own Glass Ceiling is based on my years of coaching, knowing personally, and working with BIPOC. As a woman of color, I share my own experiences as well in embracing a full-hearted life despite external glass ceilings we can easily internalize.
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.
Do less, be more, breathe. Permission to “skip a beat” and be kind to yourself and others. Contact me via Calendly for a 20-minute complimentary coaching session to experience the gift of coaching.
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 the best times to speak.
- The phone or video program sessions focus on timely issues so you reach your goals and aspirations.
While I provide coaching that is tailored to each person, clients often require assistance in the following areas:
- Authentic Leadership
- Career & Livelihood Transitions
- Health & Wellness
- Writing & Editing
- Public Speaking
I found Linda after searching for a career coach for over a year and being unable to find someone who had an intersectional lens and a crystal clear understanding of equity and oppression. Linda understands personally what it means to be both a creative person and a person committed to social justice, and she has supported me to move from a point of total uncertainty in both my career and life to clarity in my skills, purpose, and what brings me joy. From our initial consultation, I was began taking concrete steps to move out of the lost place I had been in for years prior, and over the course of 5 months Linda guided me toward a full life I didn’t imagine possible. Linda’s varied professional background makes her excellent at giving feedback, offering innovative approaches to cut cut through common stories I tell myself and create a new narrative, and shift my focus to pinpoint the details I had dismissed in order to uncover a new trajectory for my life and work.
I’ve had the good fortune to benefit from Linda González’ wise counsel in many areas. She is a gifted writer/editor, with a keen eye and ear for the written and spoken word and strong sense of the power of story. Linda’s extraordinary commitment to social justice and her efforts to expand opportunities for people of color, especially mujeres, is an inspiration. As she does for herself, Linda helps each of us envision and plan how we can create fulfilling personal and professional lives.
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.
Linda’s coaching has helped me navigate complex situations with grace and caring strategies. She is the best support a working woman of color can have! I cannot recommend her enough.
Working with Linda helped me become unstuck from negative thinking and the pull of taking so-called “safe” career paths. She helped me see how following my passion, although scary, is doable, deeply fulfilling and a happier path. I couldn’t have made the shift without her.
I got to work with Linda as a coach through the Windcall program and she was just the right match for me. Linda is thorough, excellent at getting to root causes of issues, and deeply committed to unveiling power within her clients. I felt seen, supported, and able to quickly move both technical and emotional blocks to my work out of the way, and drop into deeply purposeful work. I recommend her for folks who are ready to do some focused work towards their joy.
Ms Linda walks a dynamic line between being intentional and flexible as a coach that keeps our sessions together both evocative and effective. I am extremely grateful for her guidance. If you are in need of inspiration and motivation to accomplish more than you ever dreamed possible, then hire Linda immediately!