About Linda King
Linda King is a former educator who has been successfully coaching people for most of her adult life. She has corporate experience in the software industry as a computer programmer and a software project leader, and also created her own software company serving the real estate industry.
While pursuing her bachelor’s degree from Chatham College in Pittsburgh, Linda interned for the Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood TV show. After graduation, Linda went on to teach elementary school in Pittsburgh Public Schools, while taking psychology classes at the University of Pittsburgh in the evenings.
She began to develop her coaching techniques at this time, successfully applying them to her teaching and motivating her students to succeed.
Linda left teaching to pursue a career in television, but a computer science class at Pitt took her in a different direction. She went on to earn a second bachelor’s degree — this time in Computer Science — from the University of Pittsburgh and a master’s degree in Computer Science from New York University.
Linda was hired by AT&T Bell Laboratories in New Jersey. It was while working in the Digital System Research division at Bell Labs that she created her first coaching group, helping fellow employees perform more effectively on the job.
Linda later joined a small software company in New Jersey, where she served as a software project leader and managed a team of developers. She gained international experience by working on and traveling to projects in Japan and England.
After the birth of her first child, Linda left the corporate world to enjoy that all-important quality of life. She eventually developed her own consulting business for the real estate industry where she helped agents join the computer generation and produced a real estate software product used by the largest real estate boards in Massachusetts.
As a homeschooling mom, Linda fine-tuned her coaching skills, teaching her children how to use time effectively and also helping others within her homeschooling community. She worked briefly as a professional organizer, but friends encouraged her to use her skills to do life coaching.
Realizing that coaching was both a calling and a passion, Linda opened her formal coaching practice in early 2010. Since then she has earned advanced certifications in both Life Coaching and ADD/ADHD Coaching. The enthusiastic feedback she receives from her clients tells her that she’s definitely fulfilling her purpose in life.
Linda currently resides in the Boston area with her husband and two children.
Linda receives a plaque from Lexington, MA Rotary Club President Jim Shaw in appreciation of her presentation on time management.
Linda is a trained and certified Life Coach and ADHD Coach. She is a member of the International Coach Federation and a graduate of the ADD Coach Academy. She knows that almost everyone has a little ADHD in some area of their life!