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A friend recommended Linda to me for 1-on-1 coaching to support my leadership and help me get clarity on my leadership goals. It was a great decision! She has been indispensable in helping me show up as a better leader and helping me unravel the different layers of my experiences so I can better understand what’s happening and how I want to respond. Linda is responsive, incisive, and supportive. I highly recommend her.
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.
Linda’s wisdom, guidance, and passion were key in helping me realize the changes I needed to see and make in order to move forward with my career. Linda’s career coaching strategies greatly assisted in setting reasonable and achievable regular goals that facilitated making a long-term major change and a step forward. Her innovative approach to resume work encouraged me to reevaluate my approach towards resume writing and greatly improved careers communications strategies. Linda’s networking advice was similarly invaluable in assisting me with maximizing my return on investment for time spent on career and job search activities while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.
Operations Support Specialist
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.
Oakland School Board Member
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.
Writer and Organizational Healer
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.
Consultant, Co-founderArt/Work Practice, LLC
The Cost of Our Lives is an immigrant daughter’s compassionate exploration of complicated inheritances. Using archival records and oral histories with her Colombian-Mexican family, Linda González untangles los engaños and the silences of her childhood to ultimately create a moving portrait of the complex family relations that shape a woman’s life.
Linda challenged me to take the steps that helped me little by little develop a confidence that was unknown to me. I thank Linda for putting me on the road to self-discovery of my powerful voice as my leader. I continue to be in management right now, and I can attest how the work done with Linda supported the way I now carry myself.
Working with Linda, I not only accomplished my goals in less than a year, but I also made a shift in perspective and beliefs that will serve me for years to come. She was able to tailor each coaching session to my present needs and still keep focused on the bigger vision for the future.
Grants and Contracts Officer at Bay Area Legal Aid
In the rigid and inflexible field of resume writing, Linda’s contributions to her clients are a breath of fresh air – applying a unique and creative touch while retaining the optimization sought by recruiters in the field. Linda has been able to delicately balance an organic and client-specific writing approach with the specifications of the industry. We can tell her client’s benefited from this rare writing ability, as we continually hear of their success stories using Linda’s work. Truly an amazing writer – working alongside Linda was a joy!
Customer Concierge at Delighted