Linda Edgecombe

Bestselling Author | Motivator

Linda Edgecombe is an expert at shifting perspective. A highly sought after speaker who energizes every room as she encourages people to loosen up, lighten the load, and laugh. Encouraging others to understand that they can change their lives at work and at home, Edgecombe inspires audiences to find the meaning in what is working―and to let go of what’s not working.

Edgecombe brings over 20 years of recreation, employee wellness, lifestyle, and corporate consulting experience to her programs and her clients. She was a consultant for the Participaction campaign promoting healthy living to North Americans, and is the bestselling author of Breaking Busy: Finding Peace in the Chaos; Boost: Powerful Tools to Re-Energize and Re-Engage You and Your Team in Crazy Times; Shift…Or Get Off the Pot; and On The Edge: Living and Leading With Purpose and Balance.


Resilient Leadership by Example

Linda will lead you through an educational, hands-on and highly humorous ride that will refocus, re-energize and re-invent how you see your life and your work. Linda will reveal her research and data collected from dozens of organizations on how Chaos and “Busy” has become the new norm and wound us into the most unproductive and basically unhappy demographic in the past 30 years. Her No BS and very humorous approach, stacked up with relevant and easy solutions will get your organization and teams, back on track with clear vision and tools to take back their work day and their personal lives again.

Linda will use a variety of multimedia along with group and individual activities and surveys designed to challenge how you see and do your work. Each learning point will have group activities or surveys and debriefs. Specific learning outcomes will include:

  1. Change, what’s really getting in the way of you moving forward? Dealing with ambiguity and the “in between.” Change has never been this painless!
  2. Clutter, Chaos and Clarity, how we sabotage our success with every type of clutter. And how to get down to what you really want and become more accountable.
  3. Fatigue, tools to re-energize and reengage yourself and your teams. What resilient living looks like and how to model it.
  4. “Can I give you some feedback?” Coaching and communication with humility and authenticity.
  5. Leading with Values or don’t lead at all.
  6. Choose a slice of the planet. Giving Back, It’s good for you and your business. Believe me your customers are noticing…
  7. Laughter, this may be the best laugh you have had in a long time. Why you simply must have more fun at work.

Am I Ever Busy! Changing Your Culture from Chaos to Calm

Linda reveals her research and data collected from dozens of organizations on how “busy” has become the new norm and wound us into the most unproductive and basically unhappy demographic in the past 30 years. Her humorous approach, stacked up with relevant and easy solutions, will get your organization and teams  back on track with clear vision and tools to take back their work day and their personal lives again.

1. Change: what’s really getting in the way of you moving forward.  Change has never been this painless!

2. Clutter: how we sabotage our success with terminal piles!

3. Fatigue: tools to re-energize and re-engage.

4. Clarity: get down to what you really want, and become more accountable.

5. Laughter:  this may be the best laugh you have had in a long time.

BOOST: Powerful Tools to Re-Energize and Re-Engage Your Team in Crazy Times!

Get ready for an Energy Boost? Through her humorous stories, relevant research and honest questions, Linda works with audiences to deliver strategies and goals for living a more happy, and productive life, while increasing successes in your work teams.

You and your team will come away with:

  • Key steps to move towards accountable teams and attitudes
  • Keys to creating a healthy ‘change resilient’ LEADERS and Teams
  • A plan for ‘shifting perspectives’, ‘facing your fears’ and ˜dumping excuses’ in the face of change.
  • Strategies to live a “Just Do It Plan” vs. a “Perfection Plan”
  • Strategies to Re-Energize Yourself, Your Team, Your Family

The Degree of Difference - Building Change Resilience in Uncertain Times

With Linda’s humorous life experiences and activities you will laugh out loud while you move to ‘accountable thinking’. In this upbeat, highly interactive session, Linda will explore a variety of aspects of what it means to be a leader today, the realities of our times and how we can become change resilient no matter what the challenges are. Here’s your chance to Unleash your Leadership Potential!

This is an informative and energizing presentation that will leave the participants with a renewed perspective on themselves and their work.

This session will cover:

  • The key steps to move towards accountable attitudes
  • Change, why we love it and dread it
  • 3 Keys to creating a healthy ‘change response’ personality
  • Develop a plan for ‘shifting perspectives’, ‘facing your fears’ and ‘umping excuses’ in the face of change, while acknowledging the internal turmoil being experienced by the team. All of which can hold you back.
  • Strategize an Action/Focus Plan vs. a Perfection Plan
  • Strategies to Re-Energize Yourself, Your Team, Your Family

After the presentation, the participants will:

  • Take responsibility to create their futures
  • Have a sense of what TEAM efforts can accomplish
  • Leave inspired, optimistic and recharged
  • Break out of Limiting Thinking and become Accountable “Perspective Specialists”

 

Shift or Get Off the Pot - Simple Truths About Getting a Life... Batteries Included

From Linda’s bestselling book of the same title, this presentation is filled with ideas and solutions for “Getting a Life”. Linda will get you thinking about how accountability affects your home and work life. Come away with great tips on how to take your life back, get energy to burn and start creating new stories tomorrow.

You and your team will come away with:

  • An honest snapshot of themselves and how their energy affects their work and home life.
  • An understanding of the motivation behind the perfectionist so many of us are striving for.
  • 5 Keys to increase your personal, family and co-workers Energy Levels.
  • An honest look at the Balance in your Life.
  • Steps to get you moving towards a more balanced, energized work and home life.
  • Clear vision of their own “Personal Recipe for Happiness”

Pushed to the limit! - The Real Cost that Busyness is having on us Personally and Professionally

Breaking Busy – BUSY – The new Badge of Honor is costing Canadian and US Companies over $188 Billion dollars per Year in Stress/ Fatigue – Related Illnesses and Accidents.

Why busyness, our new norm, is making us sick, depleting our energy and litterally causing accidents in our workplaces and our homes.

In Linda’s presentation you will learn:

  1. What got us here.
  2. What busy is doing to us, and
  3. How we can strategically step off the Busy Treadmill.