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:
- Authentic Leadership
- Career & Livelihood Transitions
- Health & Wellness
- Writing & Editing
- Public Speaking
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.
With grace, clarity, and compassion, Linda González traces a life that is part of a complicated family tree that includes her father’s other wife and children, an emotionally distant and stubborn mother, her own siblings, and eventually a woman with whom she will start a family. Where avoidance of the truth often filled her childhood with confusion, González tears down the walls of denial to bring forth an honest and powerful memoir of one Latina’s life.”
A deep, intimate, and beautifully written account of the immigration experience through the lens of a courageous woman. A healing window into the power of love, family, and identity. A must read for anyone looking for role models of courageous living and fully embracing our Latino heritage, including our español!
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’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.
A moving family story that reveals universal truths. Linda deftly intertwines the stories of her father’s two families: one known to her, one kept secret for much of her life. As González seeks to connect with her lost siblings, she uncovers more and more family secrets—and learns to confront the silences inside her own psyche as well. This grand drama of a family tale is a regalo to us all, gifting us with its tenderness, struggle, and full-hearted path toward love and reconciliation.
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.
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.
The Cost of Our Lives deserves a place alongside our very finest stories about family and belonging. Big-spirited and with an unflinching gaze, she delves into the very heart of what it means to be family, no matter how complicated or uncomfortable the details. Her book is bold, honest, and wise. Brava!
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.