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Linda Hardenstein

Pacific Grove, CA
Career Strategist

Starting at: $150/hr


5 Posts

Creator of the THRIVE Formula™ for finding your “right fit” career. A Georgetown-educated Professional Certified Coach, she is an expert in career reinvention. Whether strategically forging a path in law or swimming with political sharks in Washington, DC, she’s been in the trenches in high-powered jobs that didn’t fit and made her ask “what’s it all for?” She has the uncanny ability to zero in on your unique strengths and unseen potential to take you from a job that has you just surviving to thriving in a career that you love. Inspiring professionals to find the power in who they already are, Linda knows great careers don’t just happen by accident. They happen when they are aligned with who you are and are purposefully designed for your success.

Education/Certifications: Master’s in Public Administration from University of San Francisco, Professional Certified Coach from Georgetown University

Types Of Clients: Early and mid-career professional women in law, HR, IT, finance who want greater meaning and satisfaction and success from their careers.

Favorite Part About My Job: Inspiring and guiding professionals by providing them with strategies to make the changes they want so they can be happier in their career and life.

Steadfast Do's and Don'ts: Do take some time to discover what you were designed to do, it will save you a lot of suffering in the long run. Do know your value. Success is yours. Do find a mentor or coach to guide you to achieve the success you desire. Don’t sell yourself short. Don’t turn down opportunities that can make things happen for you, step up to the plate! Don’t continue to suffer in a job that isn’t right for you.

Most important qualities of a good leader: Someone who provides the “why”, asks for feedback and listens well, provides direction, motivation and inspiration and isn’t afraid to pitch in for the success of the team.

My Advice for women starting their careers: Learn to communicate effectively and think strategically to expertly handle any political situation that arises.

Advice I wish I'd had (or had followed): I wish the service I provide to my clients had been available to me early on in my career so I could have discovered what I was designed to do. It would have saved me years of suffering in jobs that were not right for me

Quote I live By: “If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

  • Expertise:

    Job Search,

    Professional Development,

    Personal Development,

  • Sessions Offered:

    Video Chat,

    Phone Call,

    Local Session,

    Video Call,

    Group Call,

    Local Group Session,

  • Additional Services:

    Just in time coaching for on-the-job advice, management and leadership training and executive coaching.

  • Industry:

    Finance & Banking,


    Human Resources,

    Legal & Law,


Linda Hardenstein's Latest Posts



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Be True to Yourself

When Job Searching, Being Honest With Yourself... READ

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Stop Running on Empty

How to Recharge, Re-energize, and Reclaim Your... READ

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How to Love What You Do

A Guide to Discovering the Career that You Were... READ

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