About Linda’s Book, Marmalade and Machine Guns
In 1996, Linda Cruse, a stressed-out single mom working in a job she hated, was driving along the highway in the middle of the night when she suffered temporary blindness. This terrifying episode led to a blinding insight: what is the point of living if living has no point? Determined to make a difference, Linda began a new life. Read More
LINDA CRUSE FRONTLINE VIDEO
An international aid worker, disaster management specialist, author, social entrepreneur and inspirational speaker and trainer, Linda brings her unique insights from 40 countries and 17 years on the frontline to transform organisations and individuals.
By challenging mindsets, Linda is a dynamic catalyst for change enabling:
Linda shares her innovative model of Be The Change Business Leaders on the Frontline:
Take a trip
Give your lifetime of experience in exchange for an experience of a lifetime.
Be The Change takes you, the best, inspiring, visionary business leaders in the world and uses the skills you have honed in business to solve challenging real-life problems in some of the poorest and most marginalized communities in third world locations.
Train with Linda
Cutting edge training grounded in real life successes in extreme environments for professionals, charities and organisations.
Through her experience of adventure, adversity, audacity and achievement Linda has become a catalyst for others to transform their lives personally and professionally and for organisations to have the most sustainable and positive impact on the world.
- Corporate Social Opportunity
- Public Private Partnership Brokering & Implementing
- Resilience Training
- International Business and Global Culture Training
- Personal Effectiveness: Purpose, Playfulness, Passion.
Hire Linda for Speaking
Linda’s understanding of motivation and leadership is gleaned from her own experience of the worlds of both business and her unique 17 years experience as an international frontline humanitarian worker.
Popular keynotes & seminars include:
- Emergency Zen, Where The Best Get Better, Passion Purpose and Playfulness
- Developing a High Performing, Flexible Workforce Resilient Through Change
- Marmalade, Magic and Machine Guns: Do More, Think Harder, Find Your Own Happiness
Hire Linda for Private Sector Engagement Consultancy
How to engage the business community and empower challenged communities with a “hand up not a hand out” business led approach.
For Private Sector:
- Corporate Social Opportunity / Responsibility
- Sourcing Projects
- Public Private Partnerships
For Government Departments and Charitable Organisations:
- Private Sector Partnering
- Public Private Partnerships
Global Cultures Training
Develop a deeper understanding of cultural differences in human interaction and how to apply strategies for better communication.
Each culture has set rules that its citizens take for granted based on our own values, beliefs, conditioning, phobias, anxieties and expectations. Few of us are aware of the filters through which we look at the world, because cultural imprinting is begun at a very early age often learnt subliminally and accepted without thought. This course will help you understand your own personal culture and how to utilise that knowledge to be more effective in a global business context and managing cross-cultural teams.
21 Day Community Challenge
Combining the expertise of business leaders and students as a force for good
21 DAYS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
A HAND UP NOT A HAND OUT
REAL NEEDS, REAL PEOPLE, REAL CHANGE
The ‘Be The Change’ Community 21 Day Challenge uses Community and Work Based Learning, Bi-cultural Competence and International/Global perspective through interdisciplinary, experiential learning, creative thinking and action.
Business Leaders and University of Canterbury students together making a difference!