Linda Cruse is a leadership expert, entrepreneur, and humanitarian with over two decades of experience living among people in distressed places around the world. Her ethos is a 'hand up, not a handout,' and she empowers the private sector to create real and lasting legacies. Linda is also the creator of Race4Good, a platform that facilitates creative solutions to critical issues faced by families living in challenged environments due to climate change.
Why you should book Linda Cruse for your next event
- Linda’s extensive experience working in some of the most challenging places on earth gives her a unique perspective on leadership, resilience, and facing fear. Her thought-provoking insights and compelling real-life stories will inspire and move audiences to action.
- Linda’s ground-breaking approach to humanitarian work emphasizes creative and sustainable economic solutions that empower communities to lift themselves out of poverty and disaster. Her work with Race4Good facilitates engagement and collaboration between business leaders and students worldwide, creating real and lasting legacies that make a positive impact on the world.
- As a recognized leader in her field, Linda’s expertise and insights have been sought after by presidents, ambassadors, politicians, admirals, and CEOs worldwide. Her transformational leadership programs and workshops, including her signature Race4Good and Courageous Leadership, have helped countless individuals and businesses develop the skills and mindset needed to lead with purpose and create positive change in the world.
Linda Cruse is a veteran humanitarian and leadership expert who has dedicated her life to making a positive impact on the planet. Over the last two decades, she has worked in some of the most distressed places on earth, from the snowy Himalayas to the deserts of the Sahara. Linda has worked with survivors in refugee camps and war zones, and has escaped from a rebel army, been held at gunpoint, caught in a landslide, survived severe hypothermia, drank three-day-old urine to save a life and even sutured her own face.
Linda’s groundbreaking approach is to engage and facilitate business leaders and students worldwide to find creative and sustainable economic solutions that have the power to lift communities from the grip of poverty and from the depths of disaster. She believes in a ‘hand up, not a handout’ approach and empowers the private sector to create real and lasting legacies using their strength and influence as a force for good.
Linda has inspired people from presidents and ambassadors to students, politicians, admirals, and CEOs worldwide to step up and be the change. Her transformational leadership programs and workshops, including her signature Race4Good and Courageous Leadership, are designed to develop today’s top talent and emerging leaders.
With thought-provoking insights, compelling frontline images and footage, and memorable real-life stories, Linda inspires and moves audiences as she shares her experience of a life lived on the edge, with no material possessions, no home base, and only one suitcase containing all her worldly belongings. Linda’s work has led her to be recognized as one of the most powerful women changing the world today.
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