Linda Wind / Wind Enterprises
Linda Wind is president and CEO of Wind Enterprises® Inc., a corporation committed to the personal and professional development of corporate women leaders and women business owners. The company offers Leadership Development Conferences, customized training programs for Fortune-ranked companies and small business (Pathways to Performance: the Leadership Mastery Series), and weekend cruises and retreats, offering professional women the skills to succeed in their careers and to effectively balance work/life issues essential to their health and well-being. Wind Enterprises has presented the Possible Woman® Leadership Conferences and events since 1996. She is also the Founder of the Possible Woman Foundation International, a 501 (c) 3 that gives academic scholarships to the women leaders of tomorrow, who pursue non-traditional roles and occupations, and connects them with women mentors and trailblazers in these challenging and diverse careers. Since 2001 PWFI has awarded over $500,000.00 in academic scholarships to the recipients.
Wind is among a select group of women around the world to be recognized on the inaugural list of The International Alliance for Women “TIAW World of Difference 100.” As one of 50 exceptional women from 15 countries, Wind was honored for her contributions to the economic empowerment of women. TIAW is an umbrella organization of women’s networks representing 50,000 women world-wide.
Wind is a recipient of the Y Women in Careers Award, has been a mentor for the Georgia 100 Mentor Exchange Program, and was selected to Who’s Who in the Media and Communications. She was selected for three consecutive years by Women Looking Ahead News Magazine as one of the 100 most powerful and influential women business owners in Georgia. Her career has included positions with IBM, Savin, Sharp Electronics Corporation, Pitney Bowes, Panasonic and AirTouch. She was the highest-ranking woman at Sharp Electronics in her position as Director of National Accounts for the Systems Products Group, and National Sales Training Director for Panasonic.
Wind is past-president of the Atlanta Women’s Network and is actively involved with the Georgia Commission on Women. She served on the Northside Hospital Foundation board, was on the Advisory Committee for the Georgia 100 Mentor Exchange Program, and is currently on the advisory board for ProWIN in Atlanta, Georgia. She has also served on the boards of directors for the YWCA, the American Heart Association, Sales and Marketing Executives International, National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and Norcross Rotary. Wind was a member of the Women’s Chamber of Commerce, Atlanta Women in Business, Board of Directors Network (Founding Board member), and is the founding director of the Atlanta Women’s Alliance. She is a graduate of Leadership Corpus Christi, Leadership Atlanta and Leadership America.
She was honored by NAWBO as the 2005 Inspiration of the Year, awarded to a woman business owner or nonprofit executive who has made exceptional contributions in time, energy and resources, advocating women’s issues and/or aiding women. She is also a member of International Women’s Forum, Dallas and Georgia chapters.
Celeste Jonson / Celeste Jonson International
Author of six books: D.A.R.E. to Succeed: No More Excuses, It’s time to Win; D.A.R.E. to Succeed Action Plan: 30 Ways in 90 Days; Mastering Your Image: Personal Branding and Business Protocol; It’s all in Your Mind: Enhancing Your Thinking Skills for Optimal Success; Essential People Skills: Rock Solid Principles for Winning Relationships; Office Power & Politics: Know the Rules, Master the Game. There are four more in the pipeline.
Executive Management Experience: CEO of my own training and development company for nearly 12 years.
Solid experience in professional sales/marketing and management.
Excellent communication/presentation skills for keynotes, training, coaching, and client meetings.
Computer savvy (both PC & Mac). Proficient with Word, PowerPoint, Keynote, Pages, iWeb, inDesign, Excel, etc. Creative, energetic, positive, hardworking, articulate, and inspiring.
My desire is to always be in a position to encourage and inspire people to do and be their personal best. I want to expand their vision of what is possible and then provide practical and powerful tools to help them live and lead fully and well.
Specialties: Personal/professional communication skill development. Motivating and inspiring optimal productivity. Engaging and Influencing people.