Patricia Friberg is accomplished health, fitness, counseling, and coaching expert. She has twenty years of experience as a conscientious, results-focused leader who assesses needs, develops innovative programs, and inspires and prepares clients to safely and productively reach their goals. In multiple past roles as a fitness manager, instructor, and educator Patricia is highly regarded for her ability to challenge clients in a warm and encouraging manner. Throughout her career, Patricia has been featured in and contributed to stories in magazine articles, DVDs, online videos, and television spots including NBC’s The Today Show. She is the creator of numerous award-winning fitness DVDs with specializations in pre/post-natal rehabilitation, breast cancer survivorship, and several sports-specific indications. Patricia continues to work with many college-level and professional athletes including NFL and NBA players. Patricia is a strengths-based coach rooted in Positive Psychology. She has been studying with the College of Executive Coaching throughout the year and expects to receive Coach Training certification from the College of Executive Coaching in 2020. She is also in the Conservatory for Improv at Second City Training Center in Hollywood. And in 2020, Patricia launched her uplifting and motivational Podcast “Learned it from an 80s Song”. Patricia earned a Master of Professional Studies in Art Therapy and Creativity Development from Pratt Institute School of Art and Design in New York and graduated from Spring Hill College in Alabama with a Bachelor of Arts in Art Therapy. She is the mother of two children and currently resides in Southern California with her husband.
Linda John is the CEO and founder of Linda John Consulting, LLC, providing Executive Coaching and Destination Consulting services to clients throughout the USA. From 1993 – 2020, Linda served as the Executive Director for Visit Eau Claire in west-central Wisconsin. Some of Linda’s top accomplishments at Visit Eau Claire included the development of a successful regional tourism program, the creation of a sports commission for the Eau Claire area, and launching two successful mobile visitor center programs, all resulting in record-setting tourism growth for the region during her tenure.
In most recent years, John was at the table for the completion of the Pablo Center at the Confluence, where Visit Eau Claire opened its new Experience Center, as well as collaborating to craft the community partnership strategy for the new Sonnentag Event and Recreation Complex. She also was the lead voice in advocating for a new convention center, including the completion of a feasibility study and the development of a collaborative strategy for the project.
Linda now owns and operates her professional consulting practice, Linda John Consulting, through which she offers a variety of professional training and human resource development services, including team development and organizational rebuilding initiatives.
Linda is a Certified Destination Marketing Executive (CDME) and an accredited practitioner of the Integrative Enneagram for both individuals and teams. She holds memberships with Destinations International and the International Coach Federation (ICF). Linda holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration from Minnesota State University in Mankato and a Master’s of Science degree in Training and Human Resource Development from UW Stout.