About Linda Murray

I am a Keynote Speaker, Trainer and Executive Coach who motivates, inspires and provides professional women with the tools and skills they need to become great leaders.

I was 22 when I started my first business. I successfully grew that business to a team of 25 staff but was aware that my business acumen at the time was limited. After experiencing business coaching at an early stage in my career, over 7 years, I grew the business significantly and became known as the leader in the bookkeeping industry. I also challenged the traditional models of client management and service delivery which modernised the bookkeeping industry dramatically. With a burning desire for helping others, I sold my business at the age of 29 and started Athena Coaching.

My greatest frustration in life is seeing just how much untapped potential sits within each person. I am driven every day to support people in identifying their unique qualities and talents and helping them create a life and career they adore. I live and breathe my core values of Authenticity, Fun, Success and Courage. I coach clients to design careers to align to their values, making every day satisfying and fulfilling for them.

I am best known for taking complex situations and explaining them in a way which is easy to navigate and implement. I draw on nearly 2 decades of experience in business, a passion for human behaviour and Positive Psychology, as well as my academic background (Bach. Arts Psychology/Philosophy and Masters of Business Coaching), to show professionals how to enjoy greater commercial outcomes and accelerated individual success. As a keynote speaker, trainer and leadership development coach, clients say I am an “injection of motivation”.

Clients I work with are:

  • Motivated executives aspiring to advance to the top levels of leadership
  • High performers with a hunger for reaching their full potential
  • Someone who would like to expand their thinking
  • Someone who is in transition, wanting to ensure that their next career move is the right one

Awards and Nominations

HR Awards winner
  • Linda is the type of coach that gives the term real credit; she is no cheerleader. Linda actually equips her clients with the skills, clarity and chutzpah to go out and get what they want. She’ll call you on your assumptions and get to the bottom of what you’re really trying to achieve with both efficiency and grace. A 5 minute conversation with Linda will provide instant clarity. A coaching session provides the sort of aerial view of life, work or business (or all three) that a three day workshop could not even compete with. Having her on your “team” is nothing short of an unfair advantage.

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