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Re-invention Strategist and Engagement Expert
Linda Edgecombe, CSP
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Speakers' Bureau of Alberta©

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Any topic related to Life/Work Balance, Leadership and Increasing Accountability.

Location: Kelowna, BC

Reputation: International

Linda Edgecome was recently inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame of Canada. She is a Certified Professional Speaker (CPS) and the author of six books.

Linda offers insightful, amusing, and practical advice on building a creative, energetic, and engaged team in these challenging times. Linda is an internationally renowned, award-winning and dynamic speaker that creates a massive positive impact where ever she presents.

Linda was featured in the Wall Street Journal as an Expert in Shifting Peoples Perspectives on their work and home life to stop living in the "when this then that" paradigm. She is a bestselling author and has been invited to speak across Canada and the US and has spoken in New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Switzerland and Nepal. She's brought a few of her books and scarves that she uses to fundraise to get young girls in Nepal into school.

Linda's message is as welcome as a good belly laugh and as profound as an honest look in the mirror.

For the past 22 years she has developed and delivered dynamic presentations on the subjects of Work/Life Balance, Leadership and Accountability across North America and Overseas. Most of her clients choose learning points from a few of her addresses to customize them for their staff/ members.

Linda's mission is to get people fired up and ready. She "promises to create powerful shifts, increase accountability and momentum" for her participants. All while having the best laugh they have had in a long time. Linda believes that "a laugh is worth more than a thousand words and it has the power to change the way people feel, think and take action! "A Day without laughing is a day wasted!"

Linda is a mother of two and wife of one.

 
Testimonials
"Linda Edgecombe has the uncanny ability to deliver a message that is timely, relevant, and engaging to a breadth of people within the organization. Speaking about the topic of change to an audience comprised of teachers, maintenance workers, custodial staff, teacher assistants, librarians, psychologists, and so on, is challenging. Linda turned this challenge into an opportunity. Her motivating and energetic approach to talking about change inspired a lot of people to reflect on their own lives, the lives of their family members, as well as co-workers and consider the long held beliefs that drive what they do. Her delivery is imbued with passion and humour. People in this organization still refer to her program many months later."

Cheryl Gilmore, Superintendent Lethbridge School District No. 51

"I just attended your conference on Monday in Foggy NL and as a professional, have never attended such an energizing, humorous and just gratifying session. You see, we are usually, too long dragged out days receiving information about some new treatment, research pertaining to practice, dreaded new policies ,etc….all good stuff for sure. But never have I LEARNED more that will, I believe, help me that better nurse. As we say here on the rock, you were wicked!" 

Atlantic Healthcare Association

"Your speech was dynamic and energizing and even though you were near the end of a busy three days, you got everyone listening and actively involved in what you were saying. It was fantastic and I can't tell you how much we appreciate you helping us finish our Conference on such a high note. After hearing you speak it is obvious why you are in such high demand as a keynote speaker. Thanks so much for helping us make our conference a huge success."

McDonald's Restaurant Owners

"The audience was engaged in Linda's presentation immediately. Following the presentation, this is what some of the attendees had to say. 'Absolutely awesome speaker'. What a positive attitude and view of the world. Thank-you. I laughed until I cried, then laughed again! Excellent speaker.' We recommend Linda and she was a delight to work with."

Pharmacists Association
"You had come highly recommended to us by a member of our team who had seen you at a previous conference. I am thrilled to report that we were not disappointed with the recommendation. Unanimously, our staff tells me that your session was one of the best things we have done as a division in awhile. You kept us laughing almost non-stop for most of the morning, and then had us in a reflective mood as we contemplated your message. By the end, we were in tears, not of laughter this time, but due to thoughtful introspection. More than one person said to me that you had missed your calling as a stand-up comedian, but had your presentation only been about the funny parts, then we would have missed the deeper message."
George Brown University
"Linda, I just wanted to let you know how AMAZING your presentation was delivered. Soooo many of us were talking about you afterwards. That is exactly what we needed to end the conference. I will definitely be emailing you on Monday in hopes I have completed that ONE thing. I can just imagine how busy you are so I'll keep this short. You are the BEST speaker I have ever listened to…and the shapes you explained were so very accurate! Keep doing what you're doing, and I wish you great success and hope you continue to motivate and touch as many people as possible. Thank you for giving me that….BOOST!"
Scotia Bank- Toronto
"One of my biggest accomplishments in life was to learn to laugh and laugh with others. The humour in your presentation reinforces my belief in laughter!"
Chrysalis Staff Development Day
"Following the workshop I received nothing but positive feedback and our staff left truly inspired and ready to take charge. We all felt we had learned important life lessons."
Community Hospitals and Health Centers
"The Edgecombe County School year is now well underway with great enthusiasm. It was great to have you kick off our Teachers Convention this year. Everyone is still talking and laughing about the things you shared. Your presentation provided us with a fresh perspective on some challenging issues teachers are facing. Thanks!"
Edgecombe County Schools, North Carolina
"Linda took the time to survey all our participants prior to our event. Her understanding of the group was excellent. If you are looking for a speaker to either kick off or wrap up an event with energy, humor and great perspective, Linda Edgecombe is a great choice"
Insurance National Search Inc.
"Hi Linda …A short note to say thank you for your time with our group in Red Deer. You were fun – exciting - dynamic – and simply put, down to earth for me.  I truly loved your presentation style and ability to engage the crowd – not an easy task for our bunch :) So, I want to sign up for weekly "re-Set" tips. Are you taking new disciples?"
J Klein, Atlific Hotels International
"I am writing to tell you that I lived for one day based on my core values identified in the Finding Balance workshop that you delivered last week. (New experiences, respect, wellness) and it was amazing. I felt more energized, clear, authentic and life just felt easier that day! I really appreciated your insight - thank you for sharing it with us! I am looking forward to living more days along my values and trying more of your suggestions.  Your delivery, content and humor made for an amazing day."
Sue Virginia Tech Administrator
"Linda succeeded at motivating a large group (300) highly educated business consultants/coaches along with their spouses. Her approach was refreshing and fun, especially for a group used to facilitating and leading their own client session. Linda engaged everyone with her enthusiasm, quick wit, great storytelling skills and ability to make us all laugh and think about our own work/life balance acts. She captured our interests then left us to reflect upon our own circumstances. Linda's session was inspiring, very professionally delivered and well done! If you want to re-energize your group at your next conference, use Linda!"
RLG International Inc.Book Linda
PARTIAL LIST OF CLIENTS

Academy of Learning
Agriculture Canada
Alberta Agriculture, Food & Rural Development
Alberta Association of Rehabilitation Centres
Alberta Association of Municipal Districts & Counties
Alberta Association of Recreation Facility Personnel
Alberta Home & School Counsels Association
Alberta Institute Purchasing Management Assoc. of Canada
Alberta Justice Department
Alberta Public Affairs Bureau
Alberta Recreation and Parks Association (ARPA)
Alberta Weekly Newspaper Association
American Society of Association Executives
Apex Mountain Resort
B.C .Association of Health Care Auxiliaries
B.C. Gas
BC Hydro
B.C. Recreation and Parks Association
B.C. School Executive Assistants Association
B.C. Transit Authority
Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Canada
Bremerton School District, Washington
Bridges.com
Calgary Teachers Association
Camrose Exposition
Canada Post
Canadian Association for Students Against Drinking Drivers
Canadian Society of Association Executives
Capital Health Authority
Capri Insurance
Career Explorer
CE Alberta Teachers' Convention
CIBC Bank
City of Kelowna
City of Red Deer
Clarica/London Life
Clarion Insurance
Clemson University
Coneco Equipment
Continuos Care Professionals

Cosmetic Surgery Nurses
Delta Teachers Association
Detroit City Schools, Michigan
Dominion Construction
Edgecombe County Schools,
Edmonton Teachers Association
Educational Facility Planners Int'l
Enbridge
Executive Women International
Farm Credit Canada
Franklin Public Utility District
Franklin Washington Public Utility
Genentec
Greater Peace Teachers Association
Green Shield Canada
Health Record Association of B.C.
Human Resources Development Canada
Humpty's Restaurants
Husky Oil
IBEW
International Airports Association
International Co-Op Education Association
International University Chair Academy
Jackson Hole Airport Board, WY
KGH Nurses
Kwantlen College
Lethbridge School District
London Drugs
Mainroad Contracting Ltd.
Melcor Developments Ltd.
Ministry for Children and Families
Mount Vernon Public Power
MPI
National Capital Commission
National Communities in Bloom
National Paper Box Association
National Public Employees Association
New West Minister Teachers, North Carolina
North East Alberta Teachers
North Shore Credit Union
North West Wall and Ceiling Association
Northwest Public Power Association
NSA, New Zealand
NW Public Power Association
NW Seniors Wellness Conf
Okanagan Daily Courier
Okanagan University College
Oxnard School District, California
Peach Arch Hospital
Pharmacists of Alberta
Prospera Credit Union
Realty Executives
Red Deer College
Regina Catholic Schools
ReMax Realty
Roche Pharmaceuticals
Rotary International
Royal Bank of Canada
Royal LePage Realty
Salvation Army
Saskatchewan Association of School Counselors
Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations
Saskatchewan Health Authority
Scotia Bank
S.E. Alberta Teachers Association
Sea Tac Airport
Seattle Port Authority
Shell Oil
Snow Valley Ski Club
South Fraser Health Region
Special Needs Teachers Association
St. Albert Association for People with Disabilities
Sun Rype
Suncor Energy Inc.
Surgical Nurses Association
Surrey Memorial Hospital
TD/Canada Trust
Telus Communications
Thompson Newspapers
University of Alberta
University of Alberta Hospital
University of British Columbia
University of Calgary
Vancouver Port Authority
Virginia Beach Public Schools
Virginia Tech University
Washington Society of Associations
Washington State Teachers
Wild Rose Foundation (Vitalize Conferences)

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