Keynote Speaker Linda Talley is an organizational consultant, executive business coach, and author, drawing upon 20 years of diverse professional experience in consulting, teaching, training and leadership development. As a business coach, Linda focuses on the “people side of business” which includes prosocial skills development for more effective working relationships. She works as a Business Coach with individuals and groups to enhance leadership effectiveness and conducts research that informs their decision-making and planning. She, as a business coach, provides coaching to organizational leaders in areas that draw upon knowledge in the social and organization sciences, including developing stronger working relationships with business partners and peers, navigating corporate transitions, managing conflict, improving presentation skills and facilitating change for organizational initiatives. Consulting with executives and professionals in both small and large privately and publicly held organizations and family businesses, her clients include individuals and teams in finance, healthcare, insurance, professional services, manufacturing, and academia.