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Empowered Balance

Are you ready to leave your confidence facade behind, and step into a fulfilling and empowered life?

We both know success doesn't always lead to confidence, satisfaction or a
balanced life.
Perhaps You
  • Are "successful" at work, but know you simply cannot keep up your current pace.​

  • Appear "confident," yet you tend to be guided by your fear of failure rather than self-assurance.  

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  • Go "above and beyond," when in reality, you're constantly overextending yourself, stuck in an endless cycle of needing to do more.

  • "Have it all," Yet you constantly worry that it could be taken away if you set boundaries or say 'no'.

  • "Figured it out," but are missing a sense of fulfillment.  You know you're just stuck living in your comfort zone, afraid you'll fail if you do things differently?

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Sound relatable?

You are likely encountering a combination of challenges that stand in the way of women in leadership.

But don't worry.  You've come to the right place.

Maybe you've tried to rid yourself of these feelings on your own. . . 

As an executive coach, I see it time and time again, and it challenged me, too, for many years: worry and frustration mixed with a dose of fear and self-doubt.  This a hard combination to keep in check.  And when you try to rid yourself of them through logic, they can come back with a vengeance.  

Here's the thing, there are many internal and external forces that drive these feelings, and once active, stilling them can be a job in and of itself. They can even lay dormant for a while and suddenly, when you least expect it, make a grand entrance.  And you are faced with the same nagging and overwhelming fears and frustrations.  And suddenly, you are saying 'yes' to the additional project and 'no' to a night without work.

If it sounds familiar, you are far from alone, my friend.  You may even have a few friends who drop hints that they, too, are experiencing something similar.

I have been there too.  But I've also experienced the liberation of living and leading free from the restraint of my inner criticism and the power of dysfunctional workplaces.  I've learned to calm that voice and confidently step into my whole self as a woman and a leader.

I've made it my mission to help others learn how to manage those thoughts and crippling worries so they, too, can step into an empowered balance that allows their best to shine through confidently. And live the life they deserve without overwork and overworry.

Introducing Empowered Balance

This 3-part program is designed to guide you through getting reacquainted with yourself as you step into the professional life you've imagined.

"Treat Yourself to the gift of working with her." (Jules, R. Client)

"Linda is intuitive, articulate, and curious.  Executive Coaching was far more than I ever expected.  I come away from sessions feeling uplifted, as though my goals are possible.  She's helped me to remove blocks and find pathways to my most longed-for goals. . . " (Heather Williams, client) 

Imagine how it would feel if you:
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  • Left the endless cycle of fear and self-doubt behind and fully embrace the beautiful, self-assured leader you are meant to be.

  • Showed up with confidence, believing in the value you bring to any situation, and knowing you are worthy of being in the room.

  • Entered the unknown with the excitement of all there is to gain rather than the fear of what you do not know.

  • Let go of the nagging need to be "perfect," understanding the value you already bring when you show up as your best self.

  • Stop second-guessing every decision and interaction, and walk away from perfectionist scrutiny.

Can you feel the burden of worry, fear, and self-doubt melting away?

People don't talk about having someone in their corner as the secret ingredient to lasting change, but it often is.

"Linda is objective and warm . . . She listens deeply and challenges me in a good way!  Through our work together, I now see my strengths and can recognize my achievements.  I feel a growing sense of freedom and confidence with every step." (Joy Gnafakis, client)

"From our first meeting, Linda was easy to talk to. I was able to open up and feel comfortable. . . she listens without any judgment.   She asks tough questions and supports me as I do the work to find the answers that are authentically mine.  Her insight and guidance have helped me embrace the freedom to become who I was meant to be."  (Justine Lizarraga, client).

“I was stuck. My career and my life were stalled.  Through my work with Linda, I was able to see myself differently. I came to realize that the perceptions I had about myself were holding me back. She helped me to balance my work and my life, and as a result, my career has taken off.  Things in life that seemed like impossibilities are coming to fruition.  (Stephanie Ngo, client)

Hi.  I'm Linda

I'm a executive and leadership coach who helps people thrive at work and in life.

This is my mission:  to support women in their leadership journey to find their unique leadership style and to create a sustainable and enjoyable balance between their work and their lives. 

In my own life, this balance was elusive.  It took years for me to find it, but once I did, the ways in which my life changed was profound.

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My leadership journey was wrought with perfectionism and imposter syndrome, driving me to success but at a high personal cost. I built a career many aspired to, yet underneath, like so many women in leadership, I struggled with anxiety and poor boundaries.

I recognized similar challenges in my team and championed their professional growth and well-being. I respected boundaries, fostered opportunities for advancement, and stood up against excessive demands. My leadership was a blend of advocacy, support, and empowerment. In other words, I could create favorable conditions for those around me but not for myself. Sound familiar?

A personal health scare was my catalyst for change. I realized the need and created a balanced approach to life and leadership. To my surprise, this transformation unleashed my career.

Today, as a coach, I guide other women leaders to find their 'Empowered Balance,' helping them define their leadership brand so they can confidently create balance and deep satisfaction in their professional lives. 

It's Your Turn to Experience the Shift

A lot can happen when you focus on your personal development in your professional life:

  • You'll see yourself differently.  The simple act of starting your journey is courageous and creates a foundation for continual growth.

  • You’ll start to feel less alone. You’ll begin to see those around you differently, embracing opportunities for collaboration and connection, 


  • You'll find an inner sense of calm and self-assuredness. These feelings will continue to grow as you continue deepen your balance and satisfaction.

  • Your growth will foster more growth.  Transformative change in one area of your life benefits all areas of your life in surprising and unforeseen ways. Plus it can be inspiring for those around you.

The Journey to
Empowered Balance

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How will the journey unfold for you?

The EMPOWERED BALANCE program is broken into three key phases.  You can embrace the journey one phase at a time, or fully commit to the three-part program all at once.  Learn more about each phase below to better determine the right approach for you.

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DISCOVER is all about reacquainting yourself with all you offer. 


You’ll develop comfort with the best in you. As you get to know yourself in new ways, you’ll open more pathways for thinking about your future and how you want your leadership journey to unfold.

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EMPOWER s where you’ll start activating your confidence and try on new ways of showing up.


With a firm understanding of yourself in place, you'll start to make your vision of yourself  tangible and real. 

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BALANCE  is where you’ll integrate the insights you’ve gained and the confidence you've built, in order to bring balance to your work-life. You’ll start to embrace your best self, and flex your understanding of how to deal with the things that stand in your way as you move forward.



While there are several common elements that women in leadership face in the workplace, each situation and individual is unique. This program honors your individual situation and what you hope to gain from the coaching.  Your program and individual sessions will be customized to meet your needs within the program


  • 4 week program

  • 4x 1:1 coaching sessions

  • Continued communication between sessions, as needed

  • A workbook with tools and exercises to support your process of discovery.


  • 6 week program

  • 5 x 1:1 coaching sessions

  • Continued communication between sessions, as needed

  • A workbook to guide you through this phase of your journey, 


  • 4 x 1:1 coaching sessions, scheduled based on your needs.

  • Continued communication between sessions, as needed

  • Schedule as needed in the 3 months following the program.

What to Expect

You’ll receive weekly exercises, and tools to help you gain more awareness of yourself.  You’ll reveal what you want to release and what you'll embrace and create a plan to move you from where you are to where you want to be.


The best part? You don’t have to navigate this journey alone. 


I’ll be there with you to support the amazing discoveries you’ll make about yourself. Our work together will further enrich your self-understanding and allow for change and growth to become a new way of being, replacing old thoughts and patterns as you step confidently forward.

Wouldn't It be Great to feel empowered and confident at work and empowered to create a sustainable balance?

Due to the custom nature of this program, limited spaces are available. 




All Three Phases:  Discover, Empower and Balance.

Sign up NOW and receive limited-time access to additional materials developed specifically to further your insights!

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Sign up for each phase individually
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Take advantage of Launch discount pricing $1,197 for the full program!

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 DISCOVER is the starting point for the program. If you haven't completed DISCOVER, let's talk.  Click this link, and we'll find a time to talk about your goals.  

*Ask me about the discount available when you sign up during the  Discover phase.

Each phase includes individualized exercises to meet your needs, one-on-one coaching, session notes, free-workshops, check-ins and more!

Still on the Fence?

If you are still not quite sure that this is the program for you, let's connect.  I'm happy to answer any questions you might have about the program and help you to determine if this is a program that it's right for you, just follow the learn more link below to schedule a time to talk.

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Coaching is a partnership where both parties put forth their "best effort".  On my part, that is being 100% present, honest, compassionate, and ethical.  I will also modify the program to meet your specific needs and goals. 


You in turn put forth your best effort by attending all sessions, working through exercises and homework, and coming prepared each week with an openness and willingness to try different tools and techniques that support discovery and well-being and to share what you’re learning.

I will regularly check in with you to get a sense of how you feel you are progressing and your satisfaction with the program and make changes as needed.  I cannot guarantee transformation, but I can offer a satisfaction guarantee. If after the 8th session, you are not satisfied with the program, we will discuss ending our time together early, with a pro-rated refund.  Refunds will not be considered for more than 40% of the total program cost.

We will create a contract in our discovery session together and talk through the guarantee, refunds, and expectations.


Got questions? I know investing in yourself can be a challenge and you deserve to be as confident in your decision to join me in You, Rediscovered as I am.


Take a look at these most frequently asked questions, and if you have more, don’t hesitate to reach out to, or call me at 408-357-4662.  Just leave a message and let me know a good time to reach you (and your timezone), and we will connect!  ~ Linda


Q. How Long is the Program?

A.  The base program of DISCOVER and EMPOWER is 10 weeks in length. Clients' schedules often will not allow 10 consecutive weeks, so the program typically runs 12 to 13 weeks. 


Q.  This sounds like a long time.   Why so long?

A.  12 weeks does sound like a long time, but is it?  The average coaching engagement lasts eight months. A longer, focused coaching process creates the momentum and integration needed for sustainable change.

Q. Is this a group program, or will I receive individual coaching?

A.  This is not a group program.  There are limits on the number of people I enroll at once to work on this particular program simply because it is highly individualized and I want to have the capacity to address different needs.  But if I find a common challenge, I may invite you to a group session as a bonus.

Q.  What will I be doing during this time?

A.  Transformation takes place when you are willing to take the time and create the space in your life to make a change.  In many ways, you'll be creating this as a temporary priority in your life. (I'm a pretty realistic person though and understand that you will have conflicting demands.)  You'll be asked to take the time to clean out your inner closets and figure out what no longer is useful. You’ll have weekly exercises, and you’ll be encouraged to keep up or start journaling, do some mindfulness and self-care practices in addition to tending to any homework we agree to in our sessions.

Q. What will we cover during our coaching conversations?

A.  When we first start out we'll work with some tools to increase your awareness of your strengths.  As we're looking at these elements, beliefs that you hold may naturally come up in our conversation.  We'll gently explore those, and you'll get to decide where you want to take our conversations.  I'll provide suggestions, and options, but ultimately, you choose where we take or don't take our conversation.

Q.  Is there a process?  Is there structure and flow?

A.  Yes, absolutely!  This is for your benefit and mine. We will regularly look at the structure and make sure it is meeting your needs.  If it's not, I'll offer other options, and you get to choose what you feel would be most beneficial for you.  Think of it this way.  There is a map, but you are in the driver's seat.

Q.  What am I paying for?

A.  A method for creating life transformation and a skilled guide to help you find your path forward.

Q. Why do I need a coach?  Why can't I just go to my friends and family?

A.  Coaches are completely objective and on your side.  As a coach, my focus is on your future and help you remove the things in your way. Your friends and family may use the context of your past; your “mistakes” and missteps as proof you should move in one direction or another. I look at you with a clean slate.

What I believe is that all the self-knowledge you need to create the life you want in the way that is best for you is held by you.  Not by me or anyone else.  I have tools to help you find what's right for you, but I don't have the answers or even opinions.  You get to be your truest version of yourself.


If your family and friends can offer you this complete objectivity and trust,  you should seriously consider working with them.

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