L C Shmidt Associates

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High integrity leader and communicator used organization-wide to identify issues and obstacles, offer practical recommendations and integrate win-win solutions.

Diverse management career distinguished by complex acquisition and global expansion successes. Strong background in defusing toxic behaviors and situations and in guiding global business groups to build positive international partnerships.


15  years of experience as a Coach/Consultant 

Retained by such diverse operations as Fortune 500 corporation, specialized small manufacturing companies, fast growing services businesses and startups to grow leaderhip and management skills, improve communications and productivity. Linda has learned from the hundreds of people she has coached, and will continue to learn

Consultant to Fairleigh Dickinson University Silberman College of Business 2005-2010... provided both individual and group leadership for Executive MBA candidates in the Management and Health & Life Sciences cohorts...lead coach 2008-2010, responsible for recruiting, mentoring and managing the exectuive coaches working in the program

Other Experience Building Business Knowledge and Coaching/Consulting Skills

Vice President at Foster Wheeler (now Amec Foster Wheeler) 

  • Member of global management team for global engineering and equipment supply business ...used organization-wide to identify issues and obstacles, offer practical recommendations, defuse conflict and build global partnerships
  • In addition to the United States, countries have greatest direct experience with are Finland, Spain, China and Canada ...established company's first procurement office in China
  • As VP Continuous Improvement, recreated the Continuous Improvement program to be a culture change initiative ...created and delivered high impact group training and individual coaching sessions to managment and staff globally covering communication, collaboration and embracing a culture of change
  • As VP Management Operations, had key engagement in global collaboration ...also responsible at various times for purchasing, cost control and scheduling, project financial analysis, estimating, divisional budgeting, sales support
  • Other key skills and experience
            Acquisition integration
            Support of manufacturing operations
            Key collaboration with Human Resources
            Strategic planning
            Project managment
            Operational and facility closures while holding positive atmosphere
Education and Certification
Executive MBA in Managment at Fairleigh Dickinson University 
BA in Political Science from Drew University
Board Certified Coach (BCC)