Linda Van Valkenburgh is the owner and certified executive career coach of My Executive Career Coach, LLC – Stamford, CT. She has great business experience in a broad range of corporate environments including marketing, advertising, engineering, entrepreneurial partnerships, industrial manufacturing and full time career development work experience.
Linda partners with clients to plan, manage and organize individualized career campaigns. She helps clients define career goals and identify career options utilizing proven and comprehensive career planning techniques and systems; provides opportunities to improve decision making skills; teaches job search and research strategies; and provides support for clients experiencing the stress of job loss or career transition.
Linda assists clients to discover their skills and strengths; develop their value proposition and strategic plan; target opportunities that advance their careers to the next level and supports them through a skillful negotiation process.
Recognized by the International Coaching Federation (ICF), Linda’s credentials include: Certified Career Management Coach (CCMC), Certified Job Search Strategist (CJSS), Certified Social Media Career Strategist (CSMCS), Certified Executive & Leadership Development Coach (CELDC), and REACH Certified Social Branding Analyst. Linda’s educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Education and Psychology from Marymount College and a Master’s degree from Fordham University with additional advanced degree credits from Purdue University. Linda has presented to MBA students on career strategies at the Yale School of Management and the UConn School of Business. She is a “Trusted Advisor” for the CEO TRUST; an International Speaker for Career Development Institute (CDI) in Cardiff, Wales, UK; a Career Industry speaker for Career Thought Leaders (CTL) annual conference in Denver and Baltimore; a Career Expert on NBC Connecticut’s WVIT Channel 6; and has spoken at many conferences as well as networking and professional groups across the region including: Executive Forum (NYC & Greenwich), Westport Group, New Canaan CaTS, Fairfield Library, Wilton Library, Russell Library, New York University Media Industry & Design/P3 IDEAlliance, Fairfield University, Schmoozers Job Network, MENG-CT, PMI White Plains, Professional Services Group New Jersey Department of Labor, SCORE/Norwalk, UJA/WJCS Connect to Care, Bronxville Career Network, BlogTalkRadio, and local Comcast TV. She is a regular contributor for ExecuNet providing “Coffee Break” & Fast Track lectures and downloadable content, ExecuNet Career Advisor article contributions, and guest speaker for ExecuNet’s 6 Figure Hotline teleconferences. Linda organizes and facilitates social media classes and several monthly networking meetings for the 100k and 200k+ executive.