About the Entrepreneurship Facilitator
Linda combines over 25 years of professional consultancy and industry experience, which has developed her into a well-rounded, dedicated and astute business woman.
Linda’s professional career began as a graduate from the University of Waterloo, Canada in 1993, where she obtained an Honours Bachelor of Mathematics in Business and Information Systems. Having worked in top-tier consulting organisations such as KPMG, Gartner and Deloitte, she has consulted to high-profile clients in Canada, US, UK, Singapore and Australia across various industries including Not-for-Profit, government agencies, financial services, retail, insurance and health. As such, Linda has first-hand experience working in high-pressure situations, with tight deadlines and the dedication to deliver quality work.
Amongst Linda’s strengths is her ability to bring together the knowledge that she has collected over her career and adapt it to various cultures and circumstances in a non-confronting and engaging manner. With strong strategic thinking, Linda combines her broad experience in complex environments to execute and deliver outcomes. Her dedication to people and team work has often seen her leading large change programs to meet the vision and mission of organisations. Linda brings great drive and tenacity to programs requiring rigour and clear direction, but also provides a good mix of empathy and support.
Using effective communication and observation skills, Linda builds rapport across all levels of an organisation. Her clarity of thinking provides direction to staff and the capability to make the complex simpler. Utilising her strong sense of commercial acumen, Linda has demonstrated success in identifying opportunities, developing relationships and operating businesses from the ground up.
Linda currently combines her three passions of people, experiential learning and horses through the roles she currently holds as Managing Director at Runway HQ Limited, Director and Chair of charity organisation Hands of Change and her PhD studies that she is completing with Deakin University (part-time).