Linda Bodnar, Ph.D., ACC

Linda Bodnar, Ph.D., ACC

Executive Coach

Focus: Leadership Style and Presence, Relationship and Stakeholder Management, Team Effectiveness

Linda is an Executive Coach and Organization Development Consultant.  Prior to becoming an external consultant, she was Vice President, Management Development, at Prudential.  Previous roles include various management and internal consulting positions at Prudential, Nabisco, and Verizon.

Linda has over 25 years of experience in developing and implementing approaches for improving executive and organizational effectiveness.  She has been coaching leaders since 1994, first as an internal coach and then since 2002 as an external coach.  She has worked with large, mid-size, and small companies in varied industries.  With a focus on leveraging strengths and identifying strategies to increase effectiveness, she incorporates assessment, feedback, and action planning to assist executives in reaching their goals and attaining lasting improvements in their leadership efforts.  She is particularly effective in helping leaders address style issues (e.g., collaboration, conflict management, EQ, developing/coaching) that impact their own effectiveness and that of their teams, and in working with driven leaders to focus that drive on developing themselves to be the best leader possible.

In addition to executive coaching, her areas of expertise include team development, multi-rater feedback, and organizational assessment/development.  She has successfully coached over 300 individuals across the full range of potential coaching situations, including new leader assimilation, coaching high potential leaders as well as seasoned executives, and working with struggling leaders to create a turn-around.

Linda has developed and facilitated a variety of team development sessions and series of sessions with leadership teams and intact work groups (e.g., leveraging style differences – through MBTI, DiSC, and others; managing conflict; setting ground-rules; enhancing trust and communication; creating vision/strategy; identifying goals, roles, etc.), resulting in stronger team performance.  Linda has also managed large and small-scale employee surveys, from the initial stages of survey development to feeding back the results and action planning, bringing about sustainable improvements.

Linda received her Ph.D. and M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.  She is a Certified Professional Coach and has certifications in many assessment and 360-degree feedback tools, including Hogan Assessments, Leadership Versatility Index, CCL Benchmarks, and PDI Profilor.  She has worked with companies in financial services, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, professional services, not-for-profit, and others

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