A Career Commitment To Success

Linda coaches and consults with emerging leaders, C-Level leaders, entrepreneurs, and senior executives. Thanks to her real-world business and leadership experience, she brings keen insights that enable leaders at all levels to quickly achieve breakthrough results.

Linda’s coaching and consulting engagements have no borders. Her clients include C-level executives, business owners, and emerging leaders in U.S. companies and global corporations in a diverse range of industries including banking, healthcare, high-tech, insurance, marketing, and public relations. Linda’s work fosters breakthrough results due to her laser-focus emphasis on clarity of thinking, strategic decision-making, and meaningful actions with accountability.

Linda Drake is backed by a depth of business experience

Linda founded a global information services company headquartered on the East Coast and, for 24 years, led the company as CEO. The company provided international business process outsourcing for customer service, database management, and quality assurance to Fortune 100 corporations. The company, sold in 2012, employed thousands of team members in multiple locations in the U.S. and abroad.

While she was at the helm, Linda’s company achieved ISO 9001 registration across all departments in the company, the first in its industry to do so worldwide. A certified woman-owned business, her company also received the Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics.

Prior to founding her company, Linda served as director of corporate affairs at Blue Cross/Blue Shield and as vice president of communications at Chemical Bank, now Chase.

A seasoned executive coach and business consultant, Linda Drake, ICF/PCC is dedicated to accelerating her clients’ unlimited potential.

A Life-long Learner

Linda graduated magna cum laude from Kent State University with a B.S. in education and communications as well as graduate studies in communications at the University of Massachusetts. She has earned many certifications throughout her career including:

 

  • Certified Professional Coach
  • Energy Leadership Master Certification
  • TTI, Certified Behavioral Analyst
  • Certified Professional Business Coach (PBCA)
  • Certified Executive Coach for Right Management
  • Edward Lowe Foundation, PeerSpectives Facilitator
  • Hogan Certified Consultant
  • PCC International Coaching Federation
  • Certified Executive Coach, CoachSource
  • Certified Executive Coach, GAPLD
An Award-winning Businesswoman

Linda is the recipient of numerous state and national awards. Here are just a few:

  • The WBE 10 Top Ten Award, Women’s Business Development Center
  • Business Owner of the Year Award, National Association of Women Business Owners, Philadelphia Chapter
  • Women of Distinction Award, Chesapeake Bay Girl Scouts
  • Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics, Better Business Bureau of Delaware
  • Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Ernst & Young Delaware Valley – Service Sector
  • Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Philadelphia Enterpriser
  • Distinguished Woman Award, Call Center Solutions Magazine
  • Entrepreneurial Woman of the Year Award, State of Delaware
  • The W.L. Gore State of Delaware Quality Award
  • Delaware Alliance of Professional Women’s Trailblazer Award
  • United Way of Tucson & Southern Arizona, All American Award
An Author Of Best-selling International Books

Linda is a contributing author to the following business and inspirational books:

 

  • The Winning WayFifty international business experts share their sage advice. Linda Drake is the contributing author of the chapter titled “The Platinum Prescription: Business Owner Take Care of Thyself,” which won the Editor’s Choice Award.
  • Bold is Beautiful – Women leaders from around the world share challenges, wisdom, and insights. Linda Drake’s chapter, “This Is My Sometime,” underscores the importance of close friendships during a cancer journey.
  • Fantastic Customer Service Inside and OutsideTwenty experts share their success secrets. Linda Drake’s chapter takes a close look at “Quality and the Right People Create Extraordinary Customer Service.”
  • Women Who Mean Business: Success Stories of Women Linda Drake is profiled as one of the impressive women who have achieved business success.
A Dedicated And Enthusiastic Volunteer

“Giving back” is an ongoing theme for Linda Drake, a seasoned businesswoman and breast cancer survivor. The following list highlights some of her present and past business and community service:

 

  • President of the International Coaching Federation of Southern Arizona
  • Board member, United Way of Southern Arizona
  • Board member, Women Leading United
  • Mentor for Tucson Young Professionals
  • Facilitator for SCORE leading the Women’s CEO Group
  • Served 11 years on the Board of Directors for a publicly held financial institution
  • Served the Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) National Partners and Executive Advisory Boards
  • Served 6 years on the Board of the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition as Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee

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