Linda Denton

Linda Denton

Linda's expertise in leadership has been developed by building and growing her own teams in both corporate and non-profit organizations. As a senior business executive and interim CEO, she has worked in a wide range of national and international organizational settings and as a community volunteer Linda has held several senior board positions including as Board Chair. With her in-depth knowledge of development, leadership, and change, talent in assisting those with their professional and personal growth, and hands-on experience leading and building her own teams, Linda excels at coaching executives and leadership teams to achieve greater competence and professional success.

A creative thinker and avid learner, Linda continually seeks out new ways to advance her knowledge and refine her skills in people development, leadership, and change/complexity. Her commitment to ongoing learning brings fresh, relevant, tailored and cutting-edge thinking and programs to the leaders and groups/teams she supports.

A few of the powerful tools and resources she brings include:

  • Leadership Circle Profile/360 Leadership Assessment,
  • Immunity to Change (ITC)
  • Cynefin Framework (Complexity Theory)
  • Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team 

Linda's training as a professional coach is extensive and includes completing programs at Minds at Work as a Qualified Immunity to Change (ITC) Coach and Group/Team Facilitator, New Ventures West as a Certified Integral Coach, and completing a workshop at Cultivating Leadership in developmental coaching. She is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the ICF and holds a Master's degree from the University of San Francisco.

Linda is a member of the OD Network Board of Trustees and serves as the Chair of Professional Development where she teams with volunteers to create and launch member-focused development programs. In her spare time, she continues to develop her impromptu speaking skills through Toastmasters International, where she is a Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) and the former Founder's District Youth Leadership Chair. In 2019, Linda received the Toastmasters Founder's District - Helen "Homer" Blanchard Service Award for her work supporting and promoting Youth Leadership skills in public speaking,

We did not put our ideas together.
We put our purpose together, and then we decide.
- Popl Vu book of the Mayan Quiche Script