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Linda Armstrong

  • Mother of Lance Armstrong
  • Texas Celebrity Speaker
Fee Range
$7,500 - $10,000
Traveling From
Dallas, TX

Linda Armstrong is a shining example of spectacular triumph against incredible odds. From high school dropout to mother of Lance Armstrong, seven-time Tour De France champion and cancer survivor, Linda’s story motivates people to achieve their own dreams, regardless of the obstacles they face.Linda’s life is a lesson in self-determination and hope. In her book, NO

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Linda Armstrong is a shining example of spectacular triumph against incredible odds. From high school dropout to mother of Lance Armstrong, seven-time Tour De France champion and cancer survivor, Linda’s story motivates people to achieve their own dreams, regardless of the obstacles they face.

Linda’s life is a lesson in self-determination and hope. In her book, NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH-Raising Lance, Raising Me (Broadway Books; 2005), she shares her life experiences as a young, single mom raising her unstoppable baby boy.

Growing up in the Dallas projects and receiving a GED, Linda’s guiding principles enabled her to rise from an entry level temp job to her career goal as a global account manager with Ericsson Microelectronics. She spent 15 years demonstrating her strength, positive attitude, and survival skills.

A passionate activist and speaker, Linda captivates audiences on the causes closest to her heart; battling adversity and overcoming odds much greater than the mountains Lance lived to climb. At the core of her inspirational messages are the importance of dedication and hard work in accomplishing one’s goals.

Linda is proud to be a member of the National Speakers Association. She also serves on the board of a non-profit hospital, is an active volunteer, and assists nonprofit organizations with fundraising.

Linda was the subject of a one-hour television biography on The Learning Channel (TLC) entitled, Raising A Champion: The Linda Armstrong Kelly Story. Most recently, she received the “Outstanding Mother of the Year” award from the National Mother’s Day Committee. Her television appearances include “The Dr. Phil Show,” CNN and ESPN. She’s been featured in national magazines such as People, The New Yorker, USA Today, Ladies Home Journal and Texas Monthly, as well as many local newspaper, radio programs and television news shows.

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Linda Armstrong in Media

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Climbing to the "Top" of the Summit
Linda's keynote speech illustrates her meaning of "Top". Through Teamwork, Opportunity and Passion she identifies points in her life when she took her "dog with a bone" attitude and overcame rejection, negatives and setbacks to ...more
Linda's keynote speech illustrates her meaning of "Top". Through Teamwork, Opportunity and Passion she identifies points in her life when she took her "dog with a bone" attitude and overcame rejection, negatives and setbacks to pursue her corporate career and finding balance in life. Get your notebook out; Linda's little nuggets are not to be missed! ...less
Listen for the Lesson
How do you prepare Gen Y for a change? As parents and even employers, we know that changes in your life do not always mean things are going to run as planned, but there is ...more
How do you prepare Gen Y for a change? As parents and even employers, we know that changes in your life do not always mean things are going to run as planned, but there is always something to be learned from adversity. Linda's guiding principles will not only humor you but also find you taking note. this energetic presentation will send you off with one or more marching orders. ...less
It Can't Be No
If at fist you don't succedd, try and try again. You have all heard this before but how do you apply this? Making a change also doesn't mean it's going to work the first time. ...more
If at fist you don't succedd, try and try again. You have all heard this before but how do you apply this? Making a change also doesn't mean it's going to work the first time. Linda will share her stories of falling flat on her face, overcoming setbacks, and finding that fire in your belly to never give up, why it's important, never to quit and why you should never take "no" for an answer. ...less

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