Keynotes

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et’s have a candid conversation about the paradox of endings: the joys and sorrows, the loss and liberation. I’ve been speaking in front of live audiences since I was nine years old and first took to the stage at my church.  I was only up there for five minutes, but I loved sharing ideas that way. (I’m sure the applause didn’t hurt either.)

The topics I address have changed (and I have since left that church), but I still thrive in communities where we can discuss the beauty and challenges of being human and explore time-honored practices to cope with the crazy swirl of being alive.

Over the years I’ve keynoted and moderated at conferences and summits all over the world, ranging from the Federal Reserve Bank to Fitbit, L’Oreal and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. I’ve spoken at university forums, wellness events and mindfulness summits.  I’m frequently booked for corporate off-sites for teams in transition. This work is well suited to the interests of HR and wellness professionals, recruiters, therapists, grief counselors, coaches, attorneys, financial advisors, and outplacement firms.

We are currently booking 2018 dates for my feature keynote:

Shift Happens:
Finding Clarity Amid the Chaos of Change.

In this keynote, we talk about Honorable Closure and why it matters. Drawing from contemporary neuroscience, wisdom traditions, social sciences and my own life experience, I review my 4-Step Process for Honorable Closure and dispel the top three misconceptions about it. Using stories and interactive exercises, the audience explores the steps of the process and comes away with:

  • Awareness about what is possible now
  • Acceptance and new way to talk about what is coming to fruition
  • Appreciation for what was gained through change
  • Clarity about what actions are needed

I invite you to complete the form below and our office will contact you to set up an exploratory call.

  • "Linda, I want to emphasize how much I appreciate the time you put into making our last W.net gather such a success. The event was very well received. You are a thoughtful, professional moderator and your experience added a unique perspective to the interview with Debra Rossi."

    Linda Perry W.net Board of Directors
  • You have no idea who I am, but I wanted to thank you. A few years ago I was at a conference were you delivered the keynote. I remember having a few minutes of silence at the start of your talk and how calming it was. I've been vaguely interested in meditation every since. I'm really grateful to have this practice in my life, and it all started by hearing you speak

    B. K. Marketing Manager
  • Thank you so much, Linda, for joining us in Niagara Falls last week. Your keynote was thought-provoking and very well received. Most of the leaders present, and many team members sought me out afterwards to relay their thanks and express interest in learning more.

    D'arcy McDonald VP, Toronto Dominion Bank
  • Linda introduced her process for honorable closure to our team as a way to support us through some challenging staff transitions. Her quietly powerful approach served as a kind of tonic, and provided a supportive framework for all of us to move forward. She ably discerned our situation and attuned her facilitation to the unique needs of the group.

    John Bloom VP, Organizational Culture, RSF Social Finance
  • "In mid-December, our team gathered and Linda led us through a process to find some peace and closure after a year of extraordinary change. She created a space for us to pause, reflect, let go, and call forth hope for the future. It was a magnificent way to end the year!”

    Chris Marcell Murchison, M. Ed. HopeLab | Staff Development and Culture | Vice President
  • "Linda is a fantastic resource for anyone going through a career transition. I was introduced to her Honorable Closure process while moving from one executive role to another under challenging circumstances. In just one meeting she helped me identify and appreciate the gifts I brought to the process. While it was easy to see what was difficult about my situation, Linda helped me tease out the learnings and positive outcomes of my significant professional shift and how I can use them going forward. She has a lovely calming presence that creates a safe and comfortable space for authentic conversation. I left my session feeling lighter in my head and heart, complete and ready to move on and have already referred another colleague to her."

    Jane B. Non-Profit Executive | San Francisco Bay Area
  • "Linda is a pro and does a great job of connecting with her audience. Her presentation is based on her own life experience, which brings a genuine authenticity to her work. The opportunity for group participation made the session more meaningful. Understanding and practicing Honorable Closure is important in both our professional and personal lives, and Linda provides concrete guidance to take action in a manner we all inherently know we should do, but often don’t know where to begin."

    Mont Levy, JD TheBAMAlliance.com | Wealth Advisor, Board Member
  • "Linda Curtis brings a rare combination of executive presence, presentation savvy, and facilitation skills to her work of teaching and training in mindful living and skillful leadership."

    Marc Lesser CEO, Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute