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© Linda Shaffer-Vanaria 2018

Speaking Services  Linda can provide to you

Linda enjoys a lifelong passion with “Edge.” She has pushed the edge of the envelope as a Test Pilot, a Navy squadron commanding officer, and currently in her work as an executive coach.  The models and principles she shares in her books and speaking opportunities originate from  30+ years of reflection, ranging from the start of her flying career and narrow survival in a high performance jet aviation accident  to today's coaching  engagements with leaders at all levels across a broad spectrum of global industries.  Her gratitude in surviving a nearly fatal aircraft crash, passion for leading with integrity, and desire to offer the gifts of her experiences to others, has emerged into the wisdom she leverages for the benefit of each and every client. 
 

 

Topics Linda Frequently Speaks About:

  • Perception Power

  • Leading at the Edge

  • Making Leadership Easy and Doable

  • Goals to Dreams (Youth)

  • Calibrating Philosophy to 20-20 Foresight

  • Taking Charge of Your Glass Ceiling

Partial List of Past Speaking Engagements

  • Runge Inc.

  • Acumen International

  • Arizona Women’s Conference

  • American Society for Training & Development (ASTD)

  • Baltic Defense War College, Estonia, Distinguished Lecturer

  • United States Swim School Association

  • National Association of Professional Women (NAPW)

  • Society of Consulting Psychology, Midwinter Conference

Books  Authored by Linda

  • Piloting Your Edge: Your Edge Performance Operator’s Manual 

  • Perception Power Amazon #1 International Best Seller:


Featured Thought Leader in Several Books

  • Leadership Tips from Real Leaders  

  • Enlightened Power: How Women are Transforming the Practice of Leadership  

  • Leading Organizations from the Inside Out

Education, Credentials, Experience, & Professional Organizations

  • B.S.E, Systems Science and Engineering, University of Pennsylvania

  • Distinguished Graduate, University of Pennsylvania (9th in 20 years)

  • M.S, Aviation Systems, University of Tennessee Space Institute

  • Graduate, U.S. Naval Test Pilot School (USNTPS)

  • Graduate, U.S. Naval War College

  • U.S. Navy’s Third Woman Test Pilot

  • U.S. Navy Operational Squadron Commanding Officer

  • 15+ years as Executive Coach for over 1,000 leaders

  • Featured on CNN as One of the First Women Naval Aviators

  • Featured in the Best Selling Children's Video “There Goes an Airplane”

  • Associate Member, The Society of Experimental Test Pilots

"The time to prepare for an emergency is not when one finds oneself in its midst. In order to lead at the Edge, one must  be primed to do so." 

“...fascinating  and inspirational. Her story is one you definitely won’t want to miss.”


                                                                  Dwight Strole                            

                                                                  Financial Executive, California

“...inspirational and authentic... it stimulated changes in behaviors that were embedded into the DNA of leaders and their businesses.”

 

                                                                   Greg Loudoun

                                                                   President and Founder, Acumen International

                                                                   Brisbane, Australia