Linda Beitz, Ed.D., is committed to human beings flourishing at work and in life. She believes that people are an organization’s greatest asset and that the quality of workplace relationships can make or break an organization’s success. As an executive coach, organizational development consultant, and conflict specialist, she assists individuals and teams in developing a foundation of relationship with all employees that is based on respect, freedom of expression, shared commitment, and trust. Clients and colleagues know Linda to be direct, honest, optimistic, caring, and good humored.
Across education, business, non-profit, public, and community sectors, Linda’s current work is focused on:
- Coaching and training to elevate individual and team leadership effectiveness
- Coaching talented leaders with abrasive behaviors
- Facilitating dialogues for agreement development between individuals and groups stuck in conflict
- Training and coaching in a conversation process that fosters trust and unleashes collaborative potential for breakthrough performance and results
- Consulting in positive, strength-based approaches to systems change
Linda holds a Doctorate in Education Leadership, a Certificate in Mediation and Applied Conflict Studies, a Practitioner Certificate in Appreciative Inquiry – A Model for Business and Social Change, a Certificate in the Science and Practice of Managing Abrasive Behaviors, and is certified to use the Leadership Circle Profile and the Leadership Culture Survey 360 Assessments and the Conflict Dynamics Profile Individual and 360 Assessments. Linda is an Advanced Practitioner for the Team Diagnostic Survey, a research-based assessment which measures the handful of features most impactful for team performance.
Linda is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF); Boss Whispering Institute; Association for Conflict Resolution; and is an affiliate member of the Institute of Coaching (IOC), a Harvard Affiliate.
In 2015 Linda co-authored A Positive Manifesto – How Appreciative Organizing Can Transform Public Education (Burrello, Beitz, & Mann) and in 2016, the SWIFT Center State Education Agency Blueprint for Equity Based Inclusive Educational Reform (Beitz, Mitchiner, Sailor, & Lord-Nelson, 2016), a brief on the role of states in implementing whole system educational change.
Some clients and organizations served include: Champlain College, Town of Charlotte VT Selectboard; City of Chicago; Farm to School Network, VT; Harper College, Palatine, IL; Higher Learning Commission, Chicago, IL; Institute for Sustainable Communities, VT; KITCO, Montreal, Canada; MA Urban Project, MA; Roundstone International Inc., VT; University of Kansas Schoolwide Integrated Framework for Transformation (SWIFT) Center; University of South Florida, Gulf Coast Partnership Project, Tampa, FL; private individuals and families.
Linda resides in Chicago, IL, USA. She is the proud mother of two young adults – each a great coach in enhancing her own ability to have better conversations, better relationships, better results.