The University of Akron and a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Business from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. She is also certified in Prosci’s change management method- ology and in Human Resources as an SPHR. Her previous employers include Tier1 Performance Solutions, Western Union, SSA Consultants, and Accenture.
Linda lives in the Akron area with her husband, two children, and dog. In her spare time she enjoys reading, hiking, and traveling.
“Maximizing performance means focusing on the right business issue and doing it in the right way. My perspective is a bit different because I focus on the performance needs of individuals as well as those related to business functions. I also maintain a focus on change management to ensure that solutions are implemented with the buy-in of the people.”
Linda Diefendorff is a business consultant who specializes in organizational and leadership development, process improvement, and change management. She has a unique talent to pinpoint what it is about an organization’s culture that makes them successful in their market, and helps them realign their employees and processes so they will shine.
Linda’s experience comes from consulting with more than 50 companies in many industries, including education, financial services, government, healthcare, manufacturing, nonprofit, and retail.
In 2008, Linda opened the doors of Brio Performance Solutions to share her expertise with organizations who want to enhance their leadership skills, are dealing with a major change, or are trying to think differently about how they do business. She has the ability to quickly understand a client’s business and challenges, and the skill to develop impactful solutions that are practical and successful.
Linda is a facilitator for Torchbearers Learning & Development program and has taught workshops through Kent State University’s Center for Corporate and Professional Development. She also speaks at national conferences, including those held by The Conference Board, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and Prosci’s Global Conference on Change Management on topics such as change management and the virtual workforce. Linda also sits on the board of the Battered Woman’s Shelter of Summit and Medina Counties.
Linda is a member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the American Psychological Association, and the Society for Human Resource Management. She holds an M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from