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.
Dalia Rubiano Yedidia, organizer and non-profit worker

Book Reviews: Breaking Through Your Own Glass Ceiling

It is extremely difficult to find self-help/leadership books specifically for people of color and this book is a welcome addition. Linda goes much deeper than the typical work harder/take more risks/listen to your gut type of advice and takes into account the inequities, prejudices, and exhaustion that people of color are constantly experiencing as they try to live full lives. Every part of her book reflects this – but without getting mired down in the hopelessness of it. She offers clear, actionable advice and exercises that anyone can do, and you’ll come out with more clarity about yourself, feeling more grounded in what you want, and inspired to keep going. It’s written in a friendly, conversational style and it’s pretty short (130 pgs). This is a big plus for people who want something user-friendly. It’s also easy to use as a group or with a friend.
Priscilla HungCo-Director of Move to End Violence at The Raben Group

Book reviews: The Cost of our Lives

The Cost of Our Lives deserves a place alongside our very finest stories about family and belonging. Big-spirited and with an unflinching gaze, she delves into the very heart of what it means to be family, no matter how complicated or uncomfortable the details. Her book is bold, honest, and wise. Brava!

Public Speaking

Linda González spoke at Mission College on Cross cultural solidarity and about the life and lessons of César Chavez.  Linda is a dynamic speaker with an expertise in supporting BIPOC (Black, Indegenous, and People of Color) and other underrepresented communities.  Linda is also very knowledgeable on social justice issues and provided great depth to the conversation on racial equity. In addition, she provided a calm meditation which helped the audience to be focused and engaged. I would definitely recommend Linda for your next speaking engagement.
Veronica Mendoza HandMission College Counselor Faculty