Linda is the founder and general partner of The NuVantage Group which was formed in 1995 to
provide independent scholarship, research and consulting to clients making the innovation-to-market journey.
Linda's primary focus is working with clients on developing the interpersonal skills, reflective processes,
organizational systems, leadership and vision required to lead in a dynamic marketplace. Special emphasis is
placed on developing an organizational culture that is comfortable with change - a culture that fosters
constant exploration. She brings to her work over 20 years of expertise working with corporate clients
as well as public and non-profit organizations.
In the corporate arena, Linda has worked with clients interested in developing a culture that supports intrapreneurial efforts - even when the result may be disruptive technologies, products or practices that supplement or supplant mature, declining or failing business products, services or models. She has supported her clients' efforts to break through to innovative, customer-based solutions through consulting projects that included strategic visioning, market research, product and business development, organizational alignment, process improvement, team building and executive coaching.
In the public sector, Linda has worked as a project manager for the Public Dialogue Consortium. In this role, she worked collaboratively with groups in developing strategic processes and dialogic events that engaged communities with many differing perspectives in discussion and development of common goals.
Serving as an executive director in the non-profit sector, Linda has led a community leadership program designed to supplement the knowledge and skills of individuals transitioning from professional roles into the realm of community involvement. In addition, Linda has served in a volunteer capacity on numerous boards and has contributed to the fund development, strategic planning, volunteer recruitment and training efforts of those organizations.
Linda holds a Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Systems from The Fielding Institute in Santa Barbara, California. She has B.S. Degree in Management, Magna Cum Laude, from Maryville College, Chesterfield, Missouri and a M.A. in Organizational Systems, also from The Fielding Institute. Linda has supplemented her educational experience with courses in intercultural issues at the Summer Institute of Intercultural Communication.
Her Ph.D. dissertation work defined and explored the transcultural process U.S. women experience on expatriate assignments in Japan. Her current research interest is understanding how a knowledge of self-organizing systems and creative processes can inform and better prepare us for the personal flux and fluidity required in a dynamic, interconnected, multicultural future.