Linda Pedelty has worked in education and human development for 18 years. She has facilitated management and executive leadership teams, specializing in experiential education, change management, and leadership development for the past 14 years. She found that organizational development focused on culture change provided the perfect marriage of her educational and work experience.
Applying her previous work in theology and education, she has seen how individual change is the catalyst of all change, and the idea that leaders best grow their organization by growing their people is at the core of her philosophy as a consultant.
She believes that the things that sustain change are not bold strokes but, ‘”long marches–the independent, discretionary, and ongoing efforts of people throughout the organization,” as Rosabeth Kanter, former editor of the Harvard Business Review, has put it. Simply put, real change requires people to adjust their behavior.
She has seen this philosophy prove itself again and again in her work with clients such as the Simmons Mattress Company USA, Philip Morris USA, Phillip Morris International, Sudbury Regional Hospitals in Canada, Kraft Foods, Merrill Lynch, Playtex, General Mills, Miller Brewing, PepsiAmericas, and Citibank, to name a few. The most credible testament to her skills as a consultant and facilitator is being continually asked to come back by clients she has served.
Her diverse past work experience includes five years in the Women’s Studies department at Harvard University. She also assisted in setting up and running one of the first HIV/AIDs outreach and educational programs in the West Indies.
She spent several years working with Larry and Hersch Wilson (authors of Play to Win) and their clients as a Curriculum Developer, Program and Project Designer, Consultant, Lead Facilitator, and Coach to Sr. Leaders and leadership teams. In addition to working with clients such as Harvard Business School’s Executive Education Program and Training Resources for the Environmental Community (TREC), Linda has spent the past six years serving Kraft Foods as the key architect and senior facilitator for the high-potential leadership development programs in their Sales division.
- Masters in Theology and Education, Harvard University
- Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Albion College in Michigan
- Leadership Development