A former Fortune 100 executive, Linda Crill is recognized as a worldwide authority on change management and an expert on driving change. She is a trailblazer in every sense of the word. Linda is a rare talent of business wisdom, relationship brilliance and unwavering optimism. She is engaged in training, speaking and evaluating change projects around the world.
Linda’s passion inspires others to navigate life’s many blind curves, find joy in unusual places and reinvent new ways of being. She has helped thousands of leaders at companies such as JP Morgan Chase, Honeywell International and Siemens.
Her mission, with every audience she meets, is to open their minds about the future, provoke fresh thinking around what’s possible and inspire them to take action.
Linda is a masterful author with an ability to influence people through her words and ideas. In her award-winning book Blind Curves, she holds readers captive as she takes them on a fantastic journey of reinvention, complete with suspense, drama and insights into the complexities of societal issues and expectations.
Linda is not a “one-size-fits-all”-kind of woman. She traded her corporate suits for motorcycle leathers. Her unusual story of reinvention looks at how to find new meaning when life throws you the unexpected and undeserved. It shows the value of erasing old boundaries and opening doors labeled “not me.” Funny, irreverent and honest, Blind Curves is the perfect read when the current ways no longer work and you’re looking to answer “What now?”
Linda doesn’t believe “if you build it they will come”; however, she does consider that believing in your own success, no matter how outrageous your ideas might seem, is integral to achieving it. She credits her success in busines
s to being comfortable thinking her way through—and actually executing her way through—the desired outcome. She imparts confidence and faith in others, inspiring them to affect change in their own careers and beyond. Linda’s colorful and diverse employment background in government, nonprofit and corporate America has helped her gain a perspective that most business owners have never experienced. Her business acumen is centered on how to take a calculated risk without making a reckless decision. She answers “What now?” then moves forward.
Linda was born in Kansas, relocated to 16 states, lived abroad and currently lives in the Washington, D.C. area. Since childhood, she has been the consummate reinventor. She’s learned to shift gears quickly, manage chaos gracefully and face change with resilience—in pursuit of love and career. Her passage to become an authority on change management was predestined.
Linda’s persistence, determination and willingness to change is evidenced by interests that include downhill skiing, trapeze flying, scuba diving and ballroom dancing.
She is the mother of three grown children who wholeheartedly support her nontraditional path to rediscovering a zest for life.