About Linda Murray
I was 22 when I started my first business. Over the next seven years, I successfully grew that business to a team of 25 staff and became known as the leader in the bookkeeping industry. I was aware that my business acumen at the time was still limited, so I appointed a Business Coach. As an industry leader, we 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, which became Athena Leadership Academy ten years later.
My greatest frustration in life is seeing just how much untapped potential sits within each person and 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, connection and courage.
I coach clients to design careers to align with their values and strengths (making every day satisfying and fulfilling for them) as well as building on the leadership skills that make others want to follow.
Best known for taking complex situations and explaining them in a way that is easy to navigate and implement, I draw on nearly two decades of experience in business. With a passion for human behaviour and Positive Psychology, as well as my academic background (Bach. Arts Psychology/Philosophy and Masters of Business Coaching (Distinction)), I show and teach 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”.
Gender Diversity Initiatives
I have also been actively involved in a number of Gender Diversity based ventures such as:
- Women in Leadership Toastmasters
- Russell Kennedy Women’s Network
- Athena Network (now She Business)
- Australian Business Women’s Network Mentoring Program (now Her Business)
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