One of Linda’s favorite quotes is: The only rule is that there are no rules. “It amazes me how whenever I announce that I definitely won’t do something, a new situation presents itself requiring me to do just that.”
Linda Crill is a reinvention author, speaker, trainer… and biker (yes, as in Harleys). She has an unusual story of reinvention where she trades her corporate suits for motorcycle leathers in a moment of rebellion on a quest to answer “What Now?” She writes in a funny, irreverent tone we can all relate to as we look to find new meaning when life throws us the unexpected and undeserved.
Since childhood, Linda has been a consummate reinventor. She has relocated to sixteen states, lived abroad in German and managed a career of hyper-‐leaps to transform from public servant to nonprofit manager to Fortune 100 executive to successful business owner to newly published author. She has learned how to shift gears quickly, manage chaos gracefully and face change with resilience and a smile – all in pursuit of love and career.
After 30 years of helping corporate leaders manage change and spark innovation, Linda found herself facing her toughest obstacle yet. As a recent widow followed by a bout with breast cancer, she yearned for rediscovery to find passion again and a new path forward. She was tired of feeling miserable. Breaking from traditional mourning to chasing the unknown, she decided to do what she never thought possible – committing to a 2,500-‐mile-motorcycle road trip with only 30 days to learn to ride. It was the catalyst she needed to find answers to “What Now? and reclaim a zest for life, work and play.
For Linda, being miserable is not an option. She hopes her story inspires others to feel the same way – finding the resilience to erase old boundaries and open doors labeled “not me” in the discovery of answers to “What Now?”