As we launch into the New Year, let's take a moment to pause and reflect. Many have shared with me that 2007 was a challenging year. I hope that my article demonstrates how moving through these challenges can give birth to miracles.

With warm appreciation,


  In This Issue

1. 2007 - A Year of Upheaval and Miracles

2. Introducing Speaking Circles

3. The Four Agreements® at Work at Founder's Church
- Sunday, January 20

4. Recovery Coaching Certification Program - Begins January 22

5. New CD -
Recover Your Life:
The Four Agreements & The Twelve Steps

6. Upcoming Speaking Events

  About Linda Landon

Linda Landon, ACC, is a business and personal coach, speaker and trainer, who helps professionals connect with their spiritual source so they can be authentic, intentional, powerful, successful, and happy. Linda has more than 20 years experience in marketing, sales, business consulting and coaching, and is the president of Linda Landon & Associates, a Los Angeles-based coaching and training company.
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   Speaking   Events

Linda will be presenting at the following conferences and events. For more information, simply click on the link.

Founder's Church of Religious Science
Los Angeles, CA
Sun. Jan. 20, 2008
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

International Conference on Business and Consciousness:
The Future of Business

Santa Fe, NM
Jan. 25 - 29, 2008

  What's New with
  Linda Landon
  and Associates

Did you know that in addition to individual coaching for professionals, we also offer:

 Speaking Circles - to overcome fear of public speaking

 Four Agreement Trainings for your staff

 Recovery Coaching for business owners

 CDs of Linda's seminars

 Keynote Presentations for conferences

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



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  New CD Just Released

Recover Your Life:
The Four Agreements
& The Twelve Steps

This new CD is a live recording of a presentation Linda gave in December for The Meadows, a multi-disorder facility specializing in the treatment of trauma and addictions. Linda opens with a compelling personal story and then interacts with the audience to demonstrate how The Four Agreements can enhance working The Twelve Step Program of Recovery.

She also guides you through two powerful DreamShifting exercises to help you break limiting beliefs and thoughts so you can apply The Four Agreements to transform yourself - and your business - from the inside out.

Now available:

New: Recover Your Life:
The Four Agreements
& The Twelve Steps

Shift Your Perspective and Change Your Life:
The Power of Your Word

Don't Take Things Personally: Stay Calm
in Any Situation

Cost: $20 for one CD,
$50 for three CDs.

To order, click here or contact us.

"When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my (truth and) vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid."

~ Audre Lord

  2007 - A Year of Upheaval and Miracles

2007 was a remarkable year - full of upheaval, growth, unsteadiness, challenge, and change. It demanded of me - and my clients - powerful intent, patience, resiliency, and willingness to let go. Some discovered that carefully constructed business structures or personal beliefs were impeding their growth. In our work together we examined and dismantled these, thereby allowing surprising and extraordinary outcomes to take place.

Following are just a few examples of how my clients* embraced change in 2007 and laid a firmer and more authentic foundation from which they can launch into 2008.

* Some names and details have been changed to protect confidentiality.

The Power of Intent

Sharon's mission is to bring dignity, peace and a sense of purpose to people who are dying. In less than three years she had created a thriving business in palliative care that serves centers all over the US. When she began working with me in April, she set an intention to bring her work to places where it is not done and is desperately needed. Her five year goal was to teach caregivers in Africa how to care for their dying in a way that would be genuine and appropriate for their communities. She wrote passionately about her vision and let it go.

Within three months the universe responded: She was invited to attend a conference and to volunteer in a hospital and hospice in Kenya - She got to spend two weeks living her dream. Not only was she able to offer her expertise and love, she also received back unconditional love and recognition. Now she is in active communication with several communities in Kenya and planning the next phase of her vision.

Letting Go

John and Neil, co-founders of a thriving catering business, have been working with me since 2004. During this time they hired several full time employees, upgraded their marketing strategies, expanded their offerings to the community, tripled their client base, and doubled their income. They even explored the possibility of enlarging their workspace. Yet, even though they were experiencing steady success, something was amiss.

In our coaching sessions, through deep questioning, examining their fears and beliefs, and honest communication, they discovered that they needed to dissolve the structure of their partnership. In August, John purchased the business from Neil, who went on to create a company more in alignment with his personal and professional needs. Now, only four months later, both are happier and more successful than when they were business partners.

By letting go of a structure that no longer worked for them, they freed themselves to expand personally and professionally in ways that are surprising and life affirming. And they still are good friends!

Patience and Resiliency

Jill, a successful manager in a huge telecommunications company, supervises more than 30 employees. Although diagnosed with MS in 2003, she'd been thriving until last July, when she experienced her longest and most severe flare up yet.

Suddenly someone who excelled at taking charge, showing up for others, and juggling a full life, had to surrender. Using the support of my DreamShift coaching group and other resources in her life, Jill learned to receive help and be patient with slow, steady progress.

Some days her biggest accomplishment was to walk in a straight line. To help her get though the tough times, she created an affirmation: "When you get scared, remember that the scary times are a leap up, an opportunity."

Now, she is feeling much better and she continues to practice what she has learned. She focuses on being in the moment, trusting others, and being grateful. And she just became engaged to be married!

Telling the Truth and Letting Go

In 2007 I had the honor to present to a variety of audiences throughout the country. The topic, "Don't Take Things Personally" was especially popular with middle management - people who often feel sandwiched between demanding bosses and unresponsive team members.

One of my participants, Joan, was a hospice nurse. In this workshop she learned how to detach herself from the demands of her boss, colleagues and clients, and uncover what she truly wanted. She found the courage to re-negotiate the terms of her job and create more time for her family and personal pursuits. In telling the truth, she not only restored balance to her life, she also set a precedent for other nurses who had been afraid to speak up.

She recently emailed me "These changes are profound and remain permanent. You have helped me go to a deep place inside so I can remember the truth of who I am. Then it becomes natural to ask for what I want." When she asked from this authentic place - and let go - she received even more than she could have imagined!

As you enter this new year I hope that you find these stories as inspirational as I do. I am grateful that you are part of my life. Do let me know if I can ever help you live yours more fully.


  Introducing Speaking Circles®

2007 was the year I fearlessly - and joyfully - presented to an audience of 500 people. This experience inspired me to become a Speaking Circles facilitator, so that I could teach others how to speak in front of groups without fear.

Speaking Circles
, developed by Lee Glickstein, train you to authentically and immediately connect with your audience, thereby ensuring that your message is seen, heard, delivered, received and acted upon. Whether addressing clients, colleagues, employees, or a room full of strangers, you can become a powerful, commanding presence that engages, inspires and motivates.

I now offer group sessions every other Monday
evening in West Los Angeles.

The next Circle is January 21, 2008

Your first session is FREE!

Speaking Circle trainings can also be arranged for your company, group, or team at your convenience.

For further information and to register for the next Speaking Circle, please click here.

The Four Agreements at Work


The Founder's Church of Religious Science
3281 West 6th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90020

Sunday, January 20
Cost: $30
For tickets: Call 213-388-9733

If you have been unable to attend Linda's workshops, here is another opportunity to experience one.

In this interactive seminar, Linda will show you how practicing The Four Agreements, in conjunction with the DreamShifting process, can calm the chatter in your mind, thereby reducing reactivity, relieving stress and radically improving relationships with yourself and others. You will leave with a simple tool you can use on your own to make these principles real in your life.

For more information go to:

Crossroads Coaching Presents:

Recovery Coaching Certification Program
Facilitated by Alida Schuyler MS PCC & Jan Brown BA

In 2005 I had the opportunity to take this training. Little did I know that several years later coaching people in recovery would become my passion! Alida is a skillful facilitator, and I highly recommend this training to anyone who wants to serve people recovering from addictions.

Recovery Coaching is a strengths-based approach to addiction recovery that can reduce the rate of relapse. This training prepares you to become a Certified Recovery Coach, as well as teaches you the skills of coaching as defined by the International Coach Federation. At completion you will be eligible and ready to take the ICF exam for ACC credentialing.

Where: On the phone
When: 7 Tuesdays, beginning
January 22 (10am - noon PT)
$550 per 7 week module

For more information call 425-223-5335 or email


Phone: (310) 202-6722
Fax: (310) 388-5848

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