Greatness is not a function of circumstance. Greatness, it turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice, and discipline. ~ Jim Collins

  Masterful Leadership

A Masterful Leader is one who is dedicated to knowing him or herself. This person is willing to look within, examine their thoughts and feelings, act in integrity, risk being vulnerable, and take full responsibility for everything they think, say or do. They cultivate mutuality and respect, and see everyone they work with as equal to them.

Masterful Leadership can be found in the Boardroom, on a playing field, in a family business, in a classroom, or in your home. This kind of consciousness is a quality each of us can cultivate. It requires that we look within to see our inner greatness, and then look without to see that greatness reflected in everyone around us.

When you see a Masterful Leader in action, you will observe someone who genuinely likes herself and makes everyone in the room feel important. Here is the best part... a Masterful Leader is your reflection. What you see and admire in them is already in you! All you have to do is let go of your limitations, and become conscious of your own greatness. Now you may be saying, "That's easier said than done!" I say back to you, being masterful is just a decision that you have the power to make right now.   

When working with my clients, I find that accessing Masterful Leadership is as simple as teaching them to see that they already have all their answers inside. Our initial work focuses on uncovering whatever stands in the way of allowing their natural brilliance to surface. They learn simple yet powerful tools so they can practice mastery between sessions. In this dynamic collaboration what was seen as "impossible becomes possible"1and their lives transform. 

It is my greatest hope that you tap into your own greatness and become a Masterful Leader in your life. Let me know if you have any questions about getting started.


  Power of Pause Coaching Group for Clinicians
  working in Addiction Recovery

Linda is now starting a coaching group for clinicians who work in the field of addiction recovery. This is open to any therapist or counselor who wants to reduce stress, bring more balance back into their life, and expand their practice.

The group will:
• Support you to market and build a thriving business
• Coach you to achieve your personal and professional goals
• Teach mindfulness skills to relieve stress and prevent compassion fatigue
• Provide an opportunity for peer coaching
• Offer new tools to enhance your proficiency as a clinician
• Reinvigorate your passion and purpose

It includes:
Two phone meetings per month
One individual phone session per month

For further information about this group,
contact Linda directly.

Email:      Phone: (310) 202-6722

  How to use The Power of Pause, starting today:

• Before you send off an important email, pause, take a breath, and consider how it will be for the receiver to read it.

• Set an intention for a positive outcome for everyone involved before you begin your staff meeting.

• Make eye contact with a total stranger, and silently wish them happiness.

• Tell your mother in law that you love her, and then stop talking so it can sink in.

  The Power of Pause: Stress Reduction Groups
  for Your Organization

In this changing economy business leaders are being challenged to reduce costs. This sometimes requires cutting back on programs and staff.

Furthermore, research shows that executives who run addiction treatment facilities experience higher turnover rates than those in any other industry.2

Mounting pressure on any organization's team can increase the rate of:

  • Stress
  • Exhaustion
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Irritability
  • Decreased levels of work satisfaction
  • Compassion Fatigue

And people are more likely to leave their jobs.

These half-hour stress reduction groups provide your staff with the tools and support they need to overcome these challenges, give themselves a much-needed break, and reinvigorate their passion and purpose.

If you are located in the Los Angeles area, Linda will travel to you. If you are outside the LA area, she will conduct the group as a teleconference!

For further information about this group, contact Linda directly.


1Lester Levinson, founder of The Release Technique
2Project MERITS






Phone: (310) 202-6722
Fax: (310) 202-6685



It's summer! Have you taken the time to slow down and relax, go to the beach, or take that long overdue vacation? This issue addresses how to bring the effortlessness of Mastery into every aspect of your life. Enjoy. 

With warm appreciation,

1. Masterful Leadership

2. Power of Pause Coaching Group for Clinicians in Addiction Recovery

3. How to Use the Power of Pause

4. Stress Reduction Groups for Organizations

5. Mentor Group for Recovery Coaches II

6. Release Technique® workshop in Los Angeles

7. Upcoming Speaking Event

Linda Landon, ACC, is a business and recovery coach, author, speaker and trainer, who helps professionals connect with their inner genius so they can be authentic, intentional, powerful, successful, and happy. Linda has more than 20 years experience in coaching, business consulting, marketing, and sales, and is the president of Linda Landon & Associates, a Los Angeles-based coaching and training company. She is the author of The Power of Pause: simple meditations for complicated lives.
Read more.

Mentor Group
for Recovery Coaches II

Linda is starting a second mentor group for Recovery Coaches! This is open to any certified coach who wants to expand into the field of Recovery Coaching.
The group will:
• Address specific client issues
• Support you to market and build a thriving business
• Teach specific Recovery Coaching skills
• Provide an opportunity for peer coaching
• Introduce ways to enhance self-care and eliminate stress
• Offer new tools to grow your competency as a coach

It includes:
• Two phone meetings per month
• One individual phone session per month
• Training towards becoming an affiliate at Linda Landon & Associates

For further information and to schedule an interview,
email Linda directly.


Release Technique Live Class in Marina del Rey

The Change Your Life Weekend Workshop is coming to Los Angeles.

Register with a friend and receive a $100 discount!
September 23-25, 2011

Click here for more information and to register.

Linda will be presenting
in Los Angeles:

The Power of Pause:
Speak with Confidence

Presented by Santa Monica's Co-Opportunity Speaker Series

Monday, August 23
7:00 - 8:15 pm


Where: Sha'arei Am,
The Santa Monica Synagogue
1448 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Call (310) 202-6722
to register

In addition to individual coaching for professionals, we also offer:

 The Power of Pause
- Book with Audio CD

 Power of Pause Stress Reduction Groups

 Recovery coaching for business professionals

 Speak with Confidence individual coaching for presenters

 Power of Pause trainings for CEOs and management teams

 Keynote presentations for conferences

Call us for more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation.
(310) 202-6722

Email us
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