Linda Liebold

Linda Liebold is a Senior Leadership Consultant and Executive Coach with Executive Development Associates. She has more than twenty years of experience as an executive coach, consultant, trainer, and facilitator. Linda develops aggressive, customized programs to specifically address client needs and has a demonstrated track record of success, improving individual and group performance.

Linda is passionate about partnering with clients to identify their goals and implement action plans for success in:

  • Leadership and management
  • Strategic planning and visioning
  • Professional and career development
  • Team building
  • Communication (written and oral)
  • Executive presence
  • Public speaking
  • Meeting effectiveness and facilitation

When asked why she loves what she does, Linda says, “I live for the Ah Ha’s – moments of discovery for my clients.” Linda direct, perceptive, and compassionate approach helps clients move forward individually while supporting their teams and their businesses to do the same. Clients have said that Linda’s work has “far exceeded expectations,” has “created a positive change in attitude towards responsibility and accountability” and has “greatly improved internal communication as well as relationships with customers.”


Linda has worked with hundreds of corporations, non-profits, government agencies, businesses, and individuals nationwide. In addition to coaching and consulting, she has conducted executive and board retreats, communication and team-building sessions; has presented at conferences; and has facilitated learning in organizations including, but not limited to:

  • Unum
  • Nationwide Better Health
  • Chesapeake Energy
  • St. Luke’s Hospital Network
  • US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting
  • National Public Radio (NPR); Maryland State Department of Education
  • National Educational Telecommunications Association
  • University of Maryland University College
  • Maryland State Department of Library Associations
  • Maryland Tax Institute
  • Association for Women in Communication
  • Providence Center Foundation

Other Experience:

Prior to becoming a consultant and coach, Linda held management, marketing and training positions at the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), WETA-TV&FM, Earle Palmer Brown Companies, the American Council of Life Insurance, and People’s Life Insurance Company. She also taught high school English, Communications and French.

Certifications & Qualifications:

  • Executive, Career and Life Coach, Coach U
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator ®, MBTI ®, (personality and communication assessment)
  • Strong Interest Inventory ® (career interest inventory)
  • Motivational Appraisal of Personal Potential, MAPP™ (management and career assessment)
  • FIRO-B ® (working relationships and individual effectiveness assessment)
  • California Psychological Inventory™ (CPI Spectrum 260™)Leadership Effectiveness Survey
  • Customized 360 Degree Feedback Assessments
  • Smartmatch Alliance™Trainer (building strategic business alliances)


  • Audience 88: Advertising & Underwriting, Corporation for Public Broadcasting
  • Board Leadership for the ‘90’s, Editorial Integrity Project
  • Business/Corporate Support Handbook, Development Exchange, Inc.
  • Maximizing Your Markets, Corporation for Public Broadcasting
  • Public Television Advantage, Public Broadcasting Service
  • Tune-In Advertising/Marketing Handbook, Development Exchange, Inc.
  • Underwriting Handbook, Public Broadcasting Service


  • Networking Part I: Creating and Managing a Networking Contact List
  • Networking Part II: Building and Activating Your Network
  • Tackling Your Tolerations
  • What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?
  • Who Are You? Clues to a Career You Will Love
  • Being More Productive, Less Stressed and Happier at Work
  • Presenting with Confidence and Impact
  • Creating a Balanced Life
  • Thinking Strategically for Business Success
  • Achieving Your Dreams: Planning for Success
  • Retreating to Hear the Voice Inside You
  • Stop! Take a Deep Breath
  • Making the Right Choices

Education and More:

Linda graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Michigan State University with an undergraduate degree in English. Her Master’s degree, also from Michigan State, is in English and Adult Education. Personally, Linda takes time to pursue her passions: traveling, snow skiing, boating, tennis, and hiking. She particularly enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter.

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