AMD, Convio, Dell, Emerson Process Management, Employees Retirement System (State of Texas), Entorian, HomeAway, Life Technologies, Motion Computing, NaturallyCurly.com, People’s Community Clinic, Seton Family of Hospitals...
“I walked into your office a few months back fresh off a recent departure from Borland. I was ready to get names and numbers of whom I would be working with next...or so I thought. You quickly realized that I was not ready and challenged me to really focus on what I wanted to do, when I wanted to do it, and then the how.
Over the last couple of months I have done just that. In addition to continuing to network, for the first time in a very long time I really looked inward...what makes me tick and why. I looked at what makes me happy, and not happy. It was just what I needed. I am not 100% certain of what is next, but I feel I am closer to knowing what that place looks like…and find myself focusing on identifying that place versus trying to find my next job.
So "THANK YOU"!!! You truly made a positive impact on me as person...and for that I am grateful.”
Former VP of Human Resources, Borland Software
“I have had the pleasure of working with Linda as an executive coach for the last 10 years; both as a senior executive at Dell and in transition to a new career working with early stage companies.
Linda draws on her significant depth of experience working with executives and is able to convey confidence and inspiration to her clients. Linda shifts easily among roles as someone who inspires you to achieve, listens when you just need someone to talk to, and gives you a “kick” when you need to get moving in a new direction. One of her greatest assets is an incredibly broad network within Austin and Central Texas, which she uses responsibly to help her clients in transition.”
VP/GM, Dell (1991 – 2008)
CFO/COO Open Labs Inc and Independent Consultant (2009 – Present)
“I have to give Linda a large part of the credit for my career growth over the past few years. First, she helped to firmly establish where I stood within the organization through a thorough 360 assessment. Then she provided practical guidance to push me out of my comfort zone to break the perceptions that were impeding my career growth. Linda has an amazing understanding of organizational behaviors that leads to excellent coaching advice.”
Director, Notebook Engineering-Dell Taiwan Design Center
“Linda Haines was exceptional at working with our executive team to help us identify our strengths and weaknesses, enabling us to better organize our company. We were able to focus on areas where our skills complemented each other. As a result of Linda’s work with us, our executive team has been able to work more collaboratively and our company now runs more efficiently. She was a true pleasure to work with, and we always knew she had our company's best interests at heart.”
Michelle (co-founder of successful start-up company, Austin, TX)