About Linda

You know sometimes when the fog disappears and you get that AHA! moment of absolute clarity?

As approved by many happy customers

The most recent time that happened to me was when I suddenly realised that it made a heck of a lot more sense to let others say what they got from working with me instead of me spouting what I believed was the most important bit I brought to their party! Notice the irony in that…? 😉

So I gathered together some things that people have said publicly. See whether any of this resonates with you or what you might be looking for… and if it does – pick up the phone and give me a call.

You’ll see that these testimonials are from all stages of our working relationship, others starting out and yet others are from people who’ve known me for several years…

What others say about Linda

“An hour with Linda is worth a week with another business adviser. I can’t praise her highly enough, she pointed out some glaring holes in my business strategy and explained clearly how to plug them.

Alison Daykin, Owner, Alison Yule Textiles

“Linda really helped me discover my value to others in a series of frank and probing conversations which identified the tasks I am truly excellent at doing from those I do because I have to.

I can thoroughly recommend Linda to anyone who would like to perform better in their career or business but is unsure as to why they are not achieving their full potential.”
Martin Browne, Director at Tutornet Ltd

“I expected, and wanted, a consultation with Linda to involve straight-to-the-point and probing questions aimed at getting me out of my comfort zone and making me really think about what I want from my business in the long term, and how I’m going to move the business forward – and that’s exactly what I got!

As well as practical ideas to put in motion to move things forward in a longer term strategy, Linda also pointed out some areas for action for immediate improvement.

I found Linda frank, down-to-earth and approachable, with a great sense of humour. I came away from our consultation with a list of practical ideas for differentiating and marketing my business, and a strong sense its direction for the future.”
Angela Boothroyd, Teacher of English for speakers of other languages

“As a business mentor Linda gets straight to the heart of an issue and turns what seems to be messy & complex into a series of structured steps. She gave me perceptive and opportune advice when my company was struggling in difficult market conditions.

Pragmatic, insightful with a keen sense of humour she helped me to organise my business dealings in a logical, purposeful way. If you want a ‘yes-person’ then go elsewhere because she will tell you some unpalatable truths if she has to, challenge your pet beliefs if necessary, but have you smiling at the end of the conversation knowing you have been told not what you wanted to hear but what you needed to hear.

If you are looking for someone who will challenge and nurture your capabilities, your top option is Linda.”
Kevin Parker, Health, Safety and Wellbeing Training for Care of the Elderly

“The skills and expertise that Linda has to offer her clients are unique, as they are based on the combination of many years of experience and a committment to the specific need of every individual that she works with. She is resourceful, imaginative, versatile and superb at thinking out of the box.

She treats individuals with utmost respect for their own unique set of circumstances and has an excellent eye for teasing out each person’s potential. She is as incredibly positive and motivating as she is realistic and practical: this is perhaps her best trait.

I have known Linda since the late 90s, both as a co-worker and as a client, and I have no doubt whatsoever that she is 100% solid and reliable and that her advice is absolutely priceless”
Dr Mariana Casale O’Ryan, Cultural and Literary Consultant, Reading Facilitator

“Linda’s really on top of her subject: some of the questions were really perspicacious (and therefore welcome!). Her ideas were simple, effective and practical. What more could you ask for!?

On top of all that, I’ve found her to be remarkably friendly and professional at the same time.”
Simon Raybould, Director at Aware Plus Ltd

“Linda makes use of her vast experience and creative skills which proved to be so valuable to me. She helped me clarify what was going on (right under my nose!) and then helped me to move my mindset into a different groove.

Linda achieved this with humour and patience. Her attention to detail is second to none and she researches the needs before solutions are given.”
Jackie Dunn, Financial Coach

“Linda has a great knack of being able to see the “wood for the trees”, an ability to unearth and present the issues that you are facing in your business clearly and concisely, plus a whole range of techniques and advice that will have you back on track in next to no time!”
Siobhan Walsh, Change management and training professional

“I first discovered Linda back in 2009 – this was a time of massive growth for me and I needed help seeing what was important and what wasn’t in order to get through what felt like a really difficult time.

Linda has an amazing ability to help you pull out solutions you didn’t even know you had in your head… and the outcomes are short of miraculous.

I would highly recommend Linda for any business, situation or challenge you find yourself in. If you know you are ready to take action and can’t work out what that action is – get yourself a conversation with Linda.

Action focused, result orientated, professional and delightful with it… that’s Linda.”
Sarah Jayne Hewitt MInstF(Cert), Enabling charities and social enterprises to deliver their mission through sustainable funding

“For many years I have striven to find the “sweet spot” that is somewhere between finding the thing I’m really good at and love doing which also creates value for other people. In other words getting highly rewarded for doing something I’d do anyway.

Until I met Linda it was hit and miss, I got lucky from time to time but with her help earlier I would have got it more right, more of the time.

If you want to discover what you’re good at that other people value AND it’s something that will make you leap out of bed because it’s a joy to go to work … invest in yourself, invest in your future and work with Linda.”
Andy Ferguson, Helping Change Lives

“So pleased I found Linda!

Linda with her many skills, provided me with an excellent brainstorming session, looking at how I could think outside the box for my small creative business, looking at suitable ideas for marketing and promotion.

Her insightful, personable skills enabled me to look at a subject that is something that I don’t have a lot of confidence and experience in. Her questions enabled me to have a fresh look at how I could grow and promote my business, and am so very grateful for her time, expertise and encouragement.

I would recommend Linda in an instant, and will be doing so to other art and craft businesses.”
Anita Hunt, Bespoke greeting card designer and and Anti Bullying Author

“Linda Mattacks is one of those rare professionals who combine deep strategy-awareness with a thoroughly practical approach to business marketing. What’s more, she is as much a hard-nosed and sales-driven results seeker as she is an intuitive people person who understands what makes all of us tick.

She has built a wealth of experience in business research, marketing campaign planning and project management. Linda has helped organizations of all types and sizes in the UK and Europe to learn more about their customers and markets, and turn that knowledge into revenue. Her mature and human manner have won her both business partners’ and colleagues’ complete trust, which has opened many new opportunities for all involved.”
Jaakko Alanko – MD McCann-Erickson, Business Division, London, England

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"I was very impressed by Linda's determination to help and the constructive, but persistent, manner in which she identified issues and then tried to resolve them. After recent progress I was again reaching a stage where I seemed to be spinning my wheels, and she has given me fresh impetus to start moving forward again."