Linda Swindling

Linda is an engaging and fun keynote speaker. She delivers take-home strategies which work in the real work environment. Her material is innovative, based on original research and more than 20 years of experience. You won’t hear anecdotal or intangible theories based on books she read. Instead, you get negotiation strategies that produce breakthrough outcomes and lasting results. When you book Linda to speak at your event she will work with you to build a customized presentation for your audience.

Ask Outrageously!

The Secret to Getting What You Really Want

Ever find yourself on the edge of doing something phenomenal and wondering if it is the right decision and the right time?  In a culture that encourages sensitivity and “good” manners, you need tactics and strategies to show up powerfully to negotiate for the best deals at work and in life with confidence and integrity. It’s possible to achieve breakthrough results just by asking. 

Leave with strategies to:

  • Ask for what you really want

  • Show up powerfully so others will listen

  • Reach winning results with integrity and confidence

  • Create significant connections with key people and attract support for your ideas

  • Make confident decisions and embrace strategic risk taking

Positively Negotiate Work Drama

Stop Complainers to Get More Done

Constant complainers take up resources, time, and mental bandwidth in the workplace. When you change a culture of complainers to one of contributors, you boost morale, increase productivity, and promote effective communication. In short, you get more done with less drama.

This program is designed to help participants:

  • Identify and negotiate with specific energy drainers and complainers

  • Implement the #1 way to stop a Whiner

  • Self-assess to determine when you can be a complainer and how to stop it

  • And concrete phrases to turn constant Complainers into productive Contributors

Fast Track Your Leadership 

High-Performance Secrets for High-Stakes Results

Understand what drives high performance and how to lead like a champion! High performers share similar attitudes and behaviors. They are motivated, dedicated self-starters who drive results no matter the circumstances. Their energy is contagious and engaging and they make your job easy. Based on her book, The Manager’s High-Performance Handbook: How to Drive Winning Performance with Everyone on Your Team. High performers are committed, driven and focused team members.

Learn the skills and techniques to:

  • Locate and promote high-performance team members.

  • Align with a common purpose and operating practices.

  • Encourage a climate of collaboration, trust and innovation.

  • Deliver high-performance service as a competitive advantage.

  • Focus on and produce winning results.

  • Create a personal action plan to fast-track your leadership.


Win with Ethics, Trust and Integrity

Let’s face it…working with honesty and integrity sounds boring. However, when people help create a solution they think is “right” with people they trust, those solutions lasts and offers bigger results. Daily choices of Wintegrity build your ability to face even the toughest trials. It takes intention, discipline, and sometimes courage. Determining the ethical course can be, by its very nature, difficult. Taking a stand and speaking out about or avoiding wrongdoing is not always easy but can make a significant difference in your organization and your life.

Learn the skills and techniques to:

  • Make daily choices of integrity and certainty

  • Work with people who genuinely care about your success

  • Solve problems quicker and create solutions that last

  • Enhance how you are perceived both internally and externally

  • Take a stand and speak without wrongdoing

  • Say “no” to excuses and unacceptable behavior