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Linda Swindling

  • Conflict Management, Negotiation and Communication Speaker
  • Former Practicing Employment Attorney
  • Former Vistage Chair with 2,000 hrs of executive coaching experiencing
Fee Range
$5,000 - $7,500
Traveling From
Dallas, TX

Named as "one of the country's top experts on communications" by the Network for Executive Women and a "bargaining expert" by American Way magazine. Linda calls herself a recovering attorney. An award winning speaker and business advisor, Linda is dynamic, interactive and informed. Audiences leave with a wealth of ideas and a new resolve to take

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Texas speaker and trainer, Linda Swindling has spoken for audiences of 10 to a 1,000. Through her work with the world’s largest CEO development organization, Linda has more than 2,000 hours advising and mentoring CEOs both in one-to-one settings and in groups. She has gained a deep understanding about what is important to decision makers, how they respond and when they don’t.

Linda started her professional career as an employment attorney in the downtown Dallas law firm of Geary, Glast and Middleton. She later became a partner in the Carrollton, Texas law firm of Withrow, Fiscus and Swindling where she practiced corporate, insurance and employment law. After becoming a mediator, she received training from the University of Houston A. A. White’s Institute for Dispute Resolution and MIT’s and Harvard’s Program on Negotiation. When her first book, The Consultant’s Legal Guide was published, Linda left the practice of law. The creator of the popular Passports to Success book series, Linda has authored or co-authored 18 books including Negotiate Like a CEO, Get What You Want and Impact Negotiation.

The mother of two, Linda has been married more than 20 years. Her diverse background includes work in the hospitality, retail and association industries. A Broadcast Journalism major, she worked briefly for the Lubbock ABC-affiliate, KMAC-TV, the local radio station, KTXT, and made local commercials. Prior to attending college at Texas Tech and attending Texas Tech School of Law, Linda danced professionally with a Dallas dance company and spent time in New York City studying dance and acting. She is called “one of the country’s top experts on communications” by the Network for Executive Women and a “bargaining expert” by American Way magazine. Linda was most recently seen as the Workplace Wisdom expert on Mornings with Lorri & Larry, a television and radio show reaching approximately 40 million households. She will help you understand the thinking patterns of CEOs and how to breakthrough your Threshold Thinking.

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WALK, TALK, AND NEGOTIATE LIKE A CEO
Designed to help you increase your executive power and bulletproof your position. This program offers insight into the art of deal making with instruction on how to: speak so a CEO will hear you, ask ...more
Designed to help you increase your executive power and bulletproof your position. This program offers insight into the art of deal making with instruction on how to: speak so a CEO will hear you, ask outrageously, and how to determine if a deal is worth it. ...less
THRESHOLD THINKING, BREAKTHROUGH TO THE PLACE SUCCESS IS POSSIBLE
Ever find yourself on the edge of doing something phenomenal and wondering if it is the right decision and the right time? Do you know how people perceive you and how you can leverage your ...more
Ever find yourself on the edge of doing something phenomenal and wondering if it is the right decision and the right time? Do you know how people perceive you and how you can leverage your strengths? What would be possible if you could communicate in a way people would listen and help you get what you want? When you know how to maximize your Threshold Thinking, opportunities appear and people help you get what you want. ...less
DESTINATION CONNECTION
Typically used to kick-off a conference, goal-setting session, or best practices forum, this fun and engaging event leverages the collaborative strength of others. Attendees are divided into cohesive mastermind teams which tap into the power ...more
Typically used to kick-off a conference, goal-setting session, or best practices forum, this fun and engaging event leverages the collaborative strength of others. Attendees are divided into cohesive mastermind teams which tap into the power of a network and promote individual success. ...less
NEGOTIATE WORK DRAMA TO GET MORE DONE
Constant complainers take up resources, time and mental bandwidth. Based on Linda's new book, Stop Complainers and Energy Drainers: How to Negotiate Work Drama to Get More Done, this program offers concrete ways to help ...more
Constant complainers take up resources, time and mental bandwidth. Based on Linda's new book, Stop Complainers and Energy Drainers: How to Negotiate Work Drama to Get More Done, this program offers concrete ways to help you negotiate through tough workplace situations. ...less

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