For more than 30 years, senior leaders have relied on Linda Henman, Ph.D. to help them make tough calls. She has helped executives in Fortune 500 companies, privately held firms, small businesses, and military organizations to define their direction and select the best people to put their strategies in motion. Senior leaders in construction, retail, financial services, food, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, and technology industries rely on her to help make essential decisions. Some of her major clients include Tyson Foods, Emerson Electric, Kraft Foods, Boeing Aircraft, Estee Lauder, and Merrill Lynch.
Linda was one of eight succession planning experts who worked directly with John Tyson after his company’s acquisition of International Beef Products, one of the most successful acquisitions of the 21st century. Through thousands of hours of consulting with hundreds of corporate clients, she has influenced decision-makers to move from merely good to brilliant.
Linda holds a Ph.D. in organizational systems, two Master of Arts degrees in interpersonal communication and organization development, and a Bachelor of Science degree in communication. By combining her experience as an organizational consultant with her education in business, she offers her clients talent attraction and retention, development, and consulting solutions that are pragmatic in their approach and sound in their foundation.
A former university professor, Linda served on the adjunct graduate faculty at Washington University and wrote the textbook for the school’s Leadership in Technology program. She belongs to the Air Force Association and the Million Dollar Consultants’ Hall of Fame, and she holds numerous certifications, including Director of Professionalism, a designation given by the National Association of Corporate Directors.
Linda authored The Magnetic Boss: How to Become the Leader No One Wants to Leave, which Washington University and Texas A & M use in their curriculums, Landing in the Executive Chair, released by Career Press in 2011, Challenge the Ordinary, published by Career Press published in 2014, and co-authored Alan Weiss on Consulting in 2013. She has served as a contributing editor of two editions of Small Group Communication: Theory and Practice. She has also written peer-reviewed, published articles, and authored countless articles published in trade magazines. Additionally, she contributes regularly to CEO Magazine and Corporate Compliance Insights.
Known as The Decision Catalyst™, Linda coaches senior leaders and boards of directors to make essential decisions about strategy, succession planning, business growth, and mergers and acquisitions. Her academic and proven track record of success enable her to guide her clients toward improved individual performance and increased overall organizational effectiveness.