Linda Larsen has been helping people worldwide upgrade their thinking, improve their communication and, simply stated, get much better quality results in life, both personally and professionally. And she does this in such extraordinarily fun, fast-paced and memorable ways that she is sought after around the globe by meeting planners looking to blow people’s socks off at their annual conferences.
Linda’s passion and spontaneous humor stem from over 20 years as a professional actress in film, television and on the legitimate stage. Her experience and training (she holds an Bachelor of Social Work from the University of south Florida and a Master of Fine Arts from Florida State University) give her the unique ability to combine the entertaining, dynamic aspects of live theater with practical, high-value content to produce lasting, positive changes.
What makes Linda so sought after is her “Funny Factor." Maybe it comes from performing in comedies along side Sid Caesar, Beau Bridges or Ed Harris (OK, maybe he’s not so funny….) Maybe it comes from just having a bit of a whimsical, skewed look at the world, but Linda can find humor, comedy and hilarity in almost any situation and is more than happy to share that perspective with her audiences. The result? People REMEMBER information that is set to a backdrop of laughter and fun.
Her critically acclaimed book, "True Power," is the riveting and true story of how she was kidnapped and held at gunpoint by an escaped convict for over 5 hours. Her escape, and the positive, practical strategies she used to rise above one of life’s most potent challenges led Investor’s Business Daily to feature her in its Leaders & Success column. And yes, she can even tell THIS story with moments of strategically placed humor.
Linda is the author of 5 video programs, and 2 audio programs, including the popular 12 Secrets to High Self-Esteem, which has sold over 80,000 copies to date. She has also written or been featured in over 100 articles in such publications as The Chicago Tribune, Opportunity World, Women In Business, Woman’s Day, and Personal Excellence.
Linda Larsen is a member of the National Speakers Association and is a Certified Speaking Professional, an earned designation awarded by the National Speakers Association and the International Federation for Professional Speakers to recognize demonstrated commitment to the speaking profession through proven speaking experience. Only 175 women worldwide hold this designation. She was was awarded the "Council of Peers Award of Excellence" (CPAE, Speaker's Hall of Fame) by the National Speakers Association in 2016.
- Dare to Soar! 5 Keys to a Life of Power, Passion and Pizzazz!
- The Extreme Performance Makeover - Going from Satisfactory to Stupendous
- Gripers, Complainers & Whiners, Oh My! How to Deal with Chronically Cranky People
- Staying Right Side Up When Everything’s Upside Down - Achieving Excellence in Challenging Times
- Innovate! Generate! Accelerate! Inspiring Yourself and Others to New Heights of Innovation and Creative Problem Solving
- YOU – Super Star! Super Hero! Super Exhausted!
- The Art of Providing Positively Outstanding Customer Service - How to Create Unprecedented Buyer Loyalty
- Playing to Win - It’s Not Your Mother’s Playground Anymore
- Never Mind Mars & Venus - What Planet Are YOU From? Understanding Generational Differences and Making Them Work For You
Women, Success, Motivation, Performance, Customer Service, Creativity, Family, Communication
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