Personal Online Branding & LinkedIn Coach
Keynote & Event Speaker | Engaging Podcast Guest
“Linda is the finest LinkedIn
expert I’ve ever come across.”
Are You Ready to Harness the Power of LinkedIn Because You’re…
Job search isn’t getting traction? Feeling out-of-step since you “haven’t looked for a job in a lifetime”? You’re not alone. The tactics we once relied on don’t work today. Your LinkedIn profile should showcase your expertise and competitive edge so recruiters & hiring managers will find you for the right opportunities.
A foreign national executive?
Trying to establish a business presence in the U.S.? Looking for U.S. partners & funding? A U.S-savvy approach to your LinkedIn presence provides immediate credibility with Prospects, Clients, Stakeholders & Civic Leaders, elevates your visibility in search results and opens doors to decision-makers.
A Recent Grad?
Eager to apply everything you’ve learned into a great new job? Trying to build a network that will help you with introductions? Recruiters & Hiring Managers are searching for your skills 24/7, but your LinkedIn profile has to align with how they source top talent so they can actually find you among over a half-billion other members.
Small business owners & entrepreneurs?
Is it taking too long to establish yourself in a competitive market? Are you up against big brands that charge less and have name recognition but can’t deliver the care and quality you provide? The right LinkedIn presence for you and your company can quickly boost your visibility and level the playing field.
re-entering the workforce?
Waiting for your youngest to get her driver’s license, freeing you to pursue your career goals? Had to step out for an ailing loved one and/or homeschooling overload during COVID? Help LinkedIn help you in the interim so you can position yourself now for your dream role.
a service member or military spouse?
Unclear about creating your Online Brand after a career that’s always been focused on the team? Saturated with LinkedIn tips without a way to execute? My Done-WITH-You process boosts confidence & visibility during your transition, delivering the often overlooked follow-through needed to attract the right civilian opportunities.
Planning a career pivot?
Have an itch only a new job can scratch? Feeling “stuck” between your desire to change careers or keep your current job due to COVID? LinkedIn can provide the perfect bridge, creating a search engine that’s working for you 24/7 to attract what you want next while you’re working your day job.
JOCKEYING FOR A PROMOTION?
Eager to demonstrate that you’re ready for a move up in the ranks? Are you the “acting” head who needs to win over senior leaders and board members? Your LinkedIn profile can really open eyes internally to quickly showcase your expertise, career successes, and leadership style better than a stack of performance evals.
RECRUITING STUDENTS TO YOUR Educational PROGRAMS?
Looking for another marketing option in the competitive world of online learning? Eager to establish a community that can include prospective students, alums, faculty, employers and donors? LinkedIn offers a unique way to showcase how your program(s) are special academically, socially and culturally.
“Which of These Issues Are You Facing?”
“In today’s Visibility Economy there’s a new brand of Winners and Losers. You WIN when you use LinkedIn right: Opportunities Find YOU!”
I thrive on helping people move their careers forward, especially through challenging times like we’re facing during this COVID pandemic. I actually launched my LinkedIn Coaching practice during the last recession, and while that may seem like an inopportune time, it was really a benefit.
That’s when I discovered how I could harness the power of LinkedIn to help jobseekers who were “stuck” and not getting traction achieve their career goals and land in jobs they loved.
I enjoy the collaborative Online Branding work that I do with my “5-Star” Clients. As they discover how LinkedIn really works behind the scenes, they enjoy the benefits of a powerful synergy that aligns with their career goals. Some even call it “transformational”.
The result? Opportunities Find You!
I particularly enjoy:
► Sharing insights so people can be “Winners” instead of “Losers” in our Visibility Economy
► Enabling clients to tactfully express their FULL value (most of us stop short)
► Helping companies engage their employees & ambassadors to “live the brand” and extend their sphere of influence.
► Arming Conference Attendees & Podcast Audiences with critical SEO Strategies to improve their Online Presence.
► Positioning leadership teams to secure additional funding.
► Leveling the competitive landscape for small business owners via LinkedIn.
► Training Sales Teams eager to better leverage the online arena through compelling profiles, relationship building & a strong social network.
I am honored to serve a loyal following of global CXOs, senior leadership groups, retiring military officers and sales teams. From Enterprise companies to ground-breaking, innovative start-ups, I enjoy helping their leaders reposition themselves and their businesses for growth.
Last but not least, I have a track record of building lasting relationships based on trust & confidence. Over 98% of my clients come through personal referrals. Contact me and let me know how I can help you.
“Your LinkedIn profile is the gatekeeper to your career advancement. The good news is that YOU hold the key!”
What My Clients are Saying . . .
“Prior to working with Linda, my LinkedIn profile was essentially a cut-and-paste from my résumé. Outside of my core network, no one ever really looked at my profile. I had. . .
“Prior to working with Linda, my LinkedIn profile was essentially a cut-and-paste from my résumé. Outside of my core network, no one ever really looked at my profile. I had read multiple articles and seen various strategies for how to build the best LinkedIn profile, but the way forward wasn’t clear. These articles just seemed to be opinions, not based on anything tangible.
“Linda talks about how we live in a ‘Visibility Economy’ and the need to distinguish ourselves from the competition to gain that visibility. She helped me create and execute a powerful keywords strategy, revamp my profile to focus on both my achievements and vision, and taught me how to leverage Search Engine Optimization (SEO) to increase my visibility.
“After working with Linda, my LinkedIn profile not only looks fantastic, it also attracts more views and moved higher in the LinkedIn rankings thanks to her SEO-focused approach. If you want a strong LinkedIn profile that gets noticed, want to leverage SEO for your online brand, and learn about the immense capabilities LinkedIn has to offer, Linda should be your first call.”
“Thank you for being a great steward and mentor, providing advice and positive encouragement and helping me optimize my LinkedIn profile so I could stand out from the competition. . .
“Linda’s a great presenter and connects well with people. For me, a great benefit from her service was dealing with a peer who came from and understood the corporate world.. . .
“Linda’s a great presenter and connects well with people. For me, a great benefit from her service was dealing with a peer who came from and understood the corporate world. She knows my reality and the trigger points I need to activate. A recent college grad may know buzz words and how to do cool graphics on my profile, but won’t understand the corporate leadership nuances and marketing must-haves.
“I believe that a strong reason for Linda’s global success is her ability to respect the nuances of various cultures so each client can comfortably shine for their unique skills and expertise and diplomatically distinguish themselves from their competitors. She also brings a unique perspective to this process, because success on LinkedIn requires more than articulate descriptions.
“A key ingredient other LinkedIn consultants miss is what Linda calls “SEO savvy”: the critical need to align your profile with LinkedIn’s algorithm so you can easily be found for your expertise among over a half-Billion other LinkedIn members. Through Linda’s coaching, my profile has jumped to top single digits among my peer groups and connections.”
“I have had the pleasure of working with Linda as a coach and mentor on the often-critical skill of creating and adapting a professional LinkedIn presence. Linda supported me. . .
“I have had the pleasure of working with Linda as a coach and mentor on the often-critical skill of creating and adapting a professional LinkedIn presence. Linda supported me at a pivotal time in my career as I was working to establish credibility and demonstrate my legal and professional experience.
“Her understanding of the way LinkedIn presented me as an individual has proven vital to both my success and growth as a data protection professional. Her keen insight helped me showcase my skills in ways I would not have thought of and has shaped the path of my career by helping me to recognize my strengths and talents as she helped build a profile.
“Linda’s skill in presenting my “brand” has proven a benefit on multiple occasions and guided multiple opportunities to my door. Linda very simply has unlocked the secret sauce for getting noticed on LinkedIn and getting on all the right radars. I am a true believer!”
“I saw results after my first session with Linda based on small changes she helped me make immediately to my profile as we talked. The Women in the Boardroom group [have already]. . .
“I saw results after my first session with Linda based on small changes she helped me make immediately to my profile as we talked. The Women in the Boardroom group [have already] asked me to conduct a webinar for them based on the new positioning we put at the top of my LinkedIn profile. You already have changed my life! Thank you SO MUCH. I can’t wait to move forward.”
“Linda shared her presentation — Are You Hiding Your Talent in Plain Sight?— with over 80 military officers at a recent networking event hosted by the West Point Society . . .
“Linda shared her presentation — Are You Hiding Your Talent in Plain Sight?— with over 80 military officers at a recent networking event hosted by the West Point Society of DC. I was impressed by Linda’s insightful and thorough suggestions for using LinkedIn, as were many of the attendees. Her effectiveness was apparent by the number of questions they posed to her at the event, as well as the number of military officers who subsequently asked for a copy of her presentation. In short, Linda’s presentation positioned these military officers to effectively use LinkedIn in their job search. Anyone seeking a first-rate LinkedIn speaker would do well by inviting Linda to your next event.”
“I have worked with Linda Kempin on several occasions now and she has been instrumental in helping me grow my businesses. She is an expert in showing companies and individual. . .
“I have worked with Linda Kempin on several occasions now and she has been instrumental in helping me grow my businesses. She is an expert in showing companies and individuals how to use LinkedIn to best attract prospects and customers. Linda has a deep understanding of the inner workings of LinkedIn — both as a tool and a business social platform. This allows her to best showcase the expertise of one’s leadership & sales teams.
“I have used her in this capacity for several businesses and business units and we have seen a dramatic increase at both the individual and brand level. In my current company, Linda has gone ‘Viral’ and business units unrelated to me have seen her work and results and leveraged her consulting services themselves.
“In addition to her expertise, she speaks and presents in a way that makes what she teaches intelligible and simple. People just ‘get it’ once she explains it. I highly recommend Linda both as a world-class LinkedIn Expert and a Public Speaker and Teacher.”
“Linda is such a pleasure to work with…she has the natural instincts, outgoing high-energy personality and decades of marketing savvy. Her gut hunches are uncannily acc. . .
“Linda is such a pleasure to work with…she has the natural instincts, outgoing high-energy personality and decades of marketing savvy. Her gut hunches are uncannily accurate and insightful, she just ‘gets’ where people are, what they need, and how to reach them. Her enthusiasm for innovative networking and connecting people with the just the right resources is refreshing, you really feel taken care of.
“Most people think of their website, SEO, social media, PR, local campaigns, etc., as stand-alone elements, at least I did. This is what many independent entrepreneurs need help with rethinking and reinventing. Especially the entrepreneurial types (like me) who are not very outgoing or social, we don’t connect the dots on the value of our company’s social or public presence. We’re blind to our social image and how important it is to the public at large.
“I think this is probably true of most people going into business; so much is happening so fast that there is an information overload that scatters the focus of what any business entrepreneur needs to do to be viable today. So we try to set up all these social media things, but we don’t know how to make them work for us. That’s where you come in, Linda…you just seem to see what an entrepreneur is all about, what their vision is, and show them effective ways to get there.”
“I have worked with Linda on several occasions and do not hesitate to recommend her services. She was instrumental in my gaining the knowledge of LinkedIn necessary to set up. . .
“I have worked with Linda on several occasions and do not hesitate to recommend her services. She was instrumental in my gaining the knowledge of LinkedIn necessary to set up a strong profile and then transition to help me control my subsequent job search. She also provided tips and insights that allowed me to take full advantage of the LinkedIn platform.
“Linda is patient, well organized, and the perfect coach. If you want a strong LinkedIn profile, one that maximizes the use of keywords and gets noticed, Linda is the person to call.”
“It was wonderful hearing you speak about the power of LinkedIn at the social media seminar. Thank you for taking time to teach me several tips to market myself on LinkedIn. I. . .
“I valued not just Linda’s LinkedIn coaching, but also the access she provided to her extensive network of senior leaders, which gave me a direct line to the decision-m. . .
“I valued not just Linda’s LinkedIn coaching, but also the access she provided to her extensive network of senior leaders, which gave me a direct line to the decision-makers on an important opportunity. I highly recommend Linda to even the most experienced professionals to help make that extra difference!”
“Linda has been a business associate for several years. In all that time four things have been consistent…
“1. She has demonstrated both tactical and strategic le. . .
“Linda has been a business associate for several years. In all that time four things have been consistent…
“1. She has demonstrated both tactical and strategic leadership and thinking. 2. She made me feel like I was her most important LinkedIn client. 3. She is always gracious, but straight forward in business dealings with partners and clients. 4. Linda’s public relations and social media skills and advice have proven to me time and again that she is the go-to LinkedIn PR and digital marketing expert.
“It is obvious to me in rubbing shoulders with her other colleagues that they feel the same way I do.”
“…Linda, you don’t know it, but I credit your coaching and advice to my being employed again. Things turned around for me over a year ago thanks to you. It was truly . . .
“I highly recommend using Linda and her company for coaching…she will help you identify your strengths and current accomplishments that will matter in your future profe. . .
“I highly recommend using Linda and her company for coaching…she will help you identify your strengths and current accomplishments that will matter in your future professional endeavors. I worked with Linda after I was downsized — a friend who had previously worked with her introduced us. Linda was patient and professional…She is well organized and goes that extra mile in adjusting to your schedule. I’d send notes at 11 pm and 6 am and she responded quickly.
“I wish I could say that I worked as hard as Linda did for me. I was working consultant jobs and my schedule was erratic, but Linda understood and supported our work through these challenges. Linda provides great coaching and helped me identify what areas I felt I wanted to move forward with: to retire, refocus on Cybersecurity, or start my own firm (which I did). Linda also has numerous contacts and can connect you with other professionals in your discipline to expand your network and sphere of influence”.
“Linda’s well-honed management and interpersonal skills are evident in every aspect of her performance. A great communicator, Linda demonstrates strong functional and t. . .
“Linda’s well-honed management and interpersonal skills are evident in every aspect of her performance. A great communicator, Linda demonstrates strong functional and technical skills…She does all of this with a charismatic mixture of intelligence, competence and energy — an unbeatable method for winning client confidence and respect.”
“Linda and I met years ago when at E&Y. She is now guiding me through the LinkedIn process. I have to say that her professionalism, enthusiasm and overall knowledge still. . .
“Linda and I met years ago when at E&Y. She is now guiding me through the LinkedIn process. I have to say that her professionalism, enthusiasm and overall knowledge still exceeds my expectations. She not only accomplishes the task at hand but looks at the bigger picture to achieve a greater outcome for her clients.
“With sensitivity and attention to detail, she ensures you are more than satisfied with the results by keeping current trends and technical updates at her fingertips. It has always been a pleasure to work with Linda. With each new step I take under Linda’s direction, I have seen daily stat changes on my LinkedIn page. It really works!”
“Linda’s real value is much more than just her knowledge of LinkedIn. It’s her ability to see each person’s essence and help them create content that reflects who they . . .
“Tremendous presentation Linda. You got 125 Accountants fired up about LinkedIn! Great content and great stage presence.”
Mary Anne B.
“Linda is a top notch professional, a noted expert in her field. She’s a leader and makes a positive contribution to all she works with. Her knowledge and insights are . . .
“Linda, you are truly the most impressive Innovative Career Coach. Congratulations on this exceptional honor. You earned it. This is awesome news!”
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“When I first approached Linda, my LinkedIn profile was in need of an overhaul. Using her professional knowledge and guidance, combined with her coaching and an iterative sty. . .
“When I first approached Linda, my LinkedIn profile was in need of an overhaul. Using her professional knowledge and guidance, combined with her coaching and an iterative style approach, she both challenged me and served to round out my thinking as she helped me build a stronger profile.
“As a result, traffic to my profile has increased, I now receive more invitations to ”link in” with my professional colleagues and have even re-connected with several friends from the past. Additionally, I have been able to build a stronger professional reputation at a critical time as I continue to build my new company. All thanks to Linda!”
“I really enjoyed your presentation this morning. Your knowledge about LinkedIn is impressive and I would like to have you on my consultant list.”
Linda is a consummate and benevolent professional. She provided her expertise to a career networking event I attended with close to 100 others. After her presentation at the networ. . .
Linda is a consummate and benevolent professional. She provided her expertise to a career networking event I attended with close to 100 others. After her presentation at the networking event, Linda offered her services to help me better leverage the LinkedIn platform. She rebranded my LinkedIn profile to create an updated image that significantly increased positive results from my profile.
When I met Linda, I hadn’t leveraged LinkedIn to create an online presence. I kept producing a condensed replica of my resume and wasn’t sure how best to utilize the pr. . .
When I met Linda, I hadn’t leveraged LinkedIn to create an online presence. I kept producing a condensed replica of my resume and wasn’t sure how best to utilize the profile’s different sections. In essence, while it was full of accomplishments, it didn’t reflect my story or give you an idea of what it’s like to work with me.
Linda’s approach and process helped me to focus on the skills and knowledge that I most wanted to relate to people as they use it to learn more about me. It also highlighted areas of my experience I hadn’t considered mentioning previously.
I have also had the opportunity to see her working with others. She’s incredibly gifted in her ability to help people in all stages of their careers, from those just starting to mature professionals. I found her knowledge of the platform, blended with her communications and marketing expertise, made her uniquely perfect for helping me to tell my own story through my profile.
Linda is genuinely interested in the “person,” not creating a “persona,” understanding authenticity is the essential component of the finished profile. If you’re seeking to make the most of your career-oriented presence, I highly recommend reaching out to this talented professional.