Director of Faculty Development
Linda is a human development specialist with more than 19 years of experience in the fields of learning and development, strategic organizational change and team dynamics, focusing on creating alignment in the organizations she works with. She is of Italian origin and has been living in the United Arab Emirates and working in the Middle East since 2004.
In addition to heading up her own company (SystemsWorkx) and being a full time consultant, Linda is a Certified Team coach, she is a CRR Global faculty member and one of 30 worldwide international leaders, selected to train the orsc material to other coaches, psychologists, corporate executives and leaders in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
She is the ORSC Partner for the UAE, and is currently one of only 19 people globally to hold the license to train and deliver the RSI@work material (Team Coaching) in house to corporations. As an ICF certified coach, Linda is also a Co-Active executive coach (CTI) and focuses on coaching and developing executives and their leadership teams to improve and maximize overall individual and organizational performance, particularly during times of change
She is an HR professional with international working experience – particularly in the GCC and Levant region of the Middle East and Southern African region – Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa, where she has held operational and strategic learning and development roles.
Linda spent 20 years working in the Retail and Luxury Goods Industry where she worked with several well known prestigious brands. Prior to coming to the Middle East she formed her own consulting company, where the focus was on successfully delivering cultural awareness and change programs to mid to large size organizations.
Linda has been responsible for providing guidance and assistance to organizations during their culture transformation and strategic change management initiatives and her experience in working with multi cultural teams and managing large scale culture and change projects brings skills which are well honed internationally. She delivers tangible results quickly and effectively across a wide range of sectors including hospitality, retail, travel, advertising, training, distribution and banking. It is her vast experience in working with these multicultural teams in many different countries, across regions, and her absolute passion for working in this field, that has lead her to become a certified Inter Cultural Intelligence coach.
Over the last 8 years, Linda has been coaching and consulting in the field of leadership and strategic change and brings the wealth of her experience to her clients by working with companies, and in particular their executive leadership teams, to create alignment and focus on their teams dynamics, key metrics & goals so that companies may get on track and stay on track in fast-moving environments.
Her clients have included Takeda, Saint Gobain, NBAD, ADF, Emirates, IHG, AXIS Communications, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bayer, Exova, Masafi, Salzburg, Etisalat-Egypt, ADIA, Chanel, Musanada, Borouge, and GECO.