My coaching relationships are based on a thoughtful, motivating agreement developed with your goals and vision at the center. It builds on your existing skills to resolve challenges, access internal and external resources, and develop consistent, life-long habits. Coaching focuses on understanding how feelings and thoughts impact our actions.
My coaching approach is based on a variety of proven models, multiculturalism, spiritual principles, and life lessons. A value add is exploring your successes and blocks through an equity lens that takes into account the impact of conscious and unconscious biases still present in society. I love partnering with courageous, passionate people who are ready to commit to their precious health and life goals and who no longer want to play small.
How I Can Assist You
- Hope and excitement about achieving your significant personal and professional goals.
- Feedback on options with a fresh, seasoned perspective.
- Ongoing support and an accountability process that works with your strengths.
How it Works
- We schedule an initial meeting where a contract is developed with your goals, vision, a feedback process and best times to speak.
- The phone or video program sessions focus on timely issues so you reach your goals and aspirations.
I bring a systems approach to my coaching, seeing clients in the midst of their own systems (work, family, etc.); assisting them to integrate their purpose and goals as non-negotiable gifts to the world.
It is an honor to be on the roster of coaches used by Windcall Residency Program.
While I provide coaching that is tailored to each person, clients often require assistance in the following areas:
- Career & Livelihood Transitions
- Health & Wellness
- Authentic Leadership
- Writing & Editing
- Public Speaking
Linda was an excellent coach to alumni of Windcall, a leadership resiliency program for community and labor organizers. I consistently received great feedback on her work and heard her in action myself conducting coaching “sampler” sessions on our program orientation calls. She is warm, supportive and concrete all at the same time.
I’ve had the good fortune to benefit from Linda González’ wise counsel in many areas. She is a gifted writer/editor, with a keen eye and ear for the written and spoken word and strong sense of the power of story. Linda’s extraordinary commitment to social justice and her efforts to expand opportunities for people of color, especially mujeres, is an inspiration. As she does for herself, Linda helps each of us envision and plan how we can create fulfilling personal and professional lives.
Linda’s coaching has helped me navigate complex situations with grace and caring strategies. She is the best support a working woman of color can have! I cannot recommend her enough.
Linda worked with me to help me complete some academic work and to do some long-term planning for my career. She was instrumental in helping me to identify the kind of work I would be happiest with. I really appreciated her assistance in setting achievable goals and in helping me to reframe setbacks and challenges. I am pleased to say that I completed my MA thesis and that I plan to continue to work with Linda on my next steps, whatever they may be. I would recommend working with Linda to anyone.
In Linda I found a skilled, creative and compassionate teacher who consistently challenged me to think beyond my initial storyline. With reflective questions and a great sense of humor she provided me with the necessary writing skills to make my story come to life and made it fun to continue writing. Overall, working with Linda helped me to put my Spanglish thoughts, feelings and experiences on paper without apology and I am very grateful for the gifts she shares with others through her courses and workshops!
Linda was a tremendous support to me as I worked toward building public speaking skills. She offered thoughtful feedback on my written speeches, as well as encouraged a brave delivery. Her sensitivity to public issues raised my awareness and I was able to integrate a larger perspective into my messages. My skills and confidence improved quickly and dramatically as a result of our work together. I recommend Linda to anyone who is serious and ready to achieve their dreams.
Before, I didn’t care much about my health or what I was putting in my body. I barely gained weight and was always slim. It wasn’t until I finished college that I realized I had gained 20lbs and didn’t realize it until I came home from school. I tried exercising and dieting, nothing worked for me. Then I met Linda and my habits started to change. I started slow with a 9 day cleanse to see if I could commit to something and stick with it to the end. I was so proud of myself for sticking through the 9 days when I could barely stick with exercising long enough to see any results. I have been making better decisions for myself when it comes to food choices and I am also working with a trainer to get me back in the gym. I have never felt healthier and know that I am getting the nutrition that I deserve.
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.
I was working on a multi-year writing project and hired Linda to coach me, as I hit some obstacles with time and focus. She was incredibly creative and astute in her observations and directions. One of the exercises that she gave me I have adapted to other areas of my life and still use today with great results! Oh, and my writing project is now complete and published.
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.