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ABOUT OUR FOUNDER

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LINDA CALLECOD
President and Senior Consultant
Certified Professional Coach
SHRM-SCP

 

 

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Previously the Divisional Vice President of Training and Diversity for the Bon Marché in Seattle Washington (now Macys), and a past Sr. Consultant and Partner with the Effectiveness Institute in Redmond Washington, Linda Callecod has over 25 years experience as a successful leader, teacher, motivator, and master trainer / facilitator with a passion for creating high performance teams, training other trainers, and developing leaders at all levels of an organization.

Linda has a solid background in corporate learning & development, performance enhancements and process improvements, with proven expertise in multiple project management, program implementation and curriculum development for companies in diverse industry niches.

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Her trademark is her colorful inclusive style, out-of-the-box creativity, limitless energy, and spontaneous humor.  

 A Detroit Michigan native, Linda prepared at Wayne State University to teach music and performance in the Detroit public schools. After college, however, she moved to the Pacific Northwest and spent eleven years as a Christian song writer and recording artist, two more as a junior high school teacher, and over twenty years working, teaching, and coaching in the field of retail - eleven of which were in human resources and people-development.

After 14 years, she retired her teaching position for the University of Washington’s Human Resource and Adult Learning and Development certificate programs, from which she was a recipient of their Teaching Excellence Award in business and management. In addition to operating Seraphim Consulting, Linda also serves as Senior Organizational Development Consultant for UW's Professional & Organizational Development department. 

Ms. Callecod is author of More Than Just a FeelingTools of the Trade: A Practical Guide for Trainers,  Presenting with Distinction and Excellence, plus workbooks, materials, and assessments included in the Curriculum Development Tool Kit and the Training and Development Tool Kit.