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Linda Cruse

Linda Cruse

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Leadership expert, frontline humanitarian, Race4Good founder, author, entrepreneur and motivational speaker.

Linda has spent the last two decades living among people in the most distressed places on earth, from the snowy Himalayas to the deserts of the Sahara and in the aftermath of tsunamis, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes and typhoons. Linda has worked with survivors in refugee camps and war zones, has escaped from a rebel army, been held at gunpoint, caught in a landslide, survived severe hypothermia and even sutured her own face.

She has been described as a mix between Gertrude Bell and Indiana Jones, and her achievements have led her to be recognised as the 12th most powerful woman changing the world today. 

Linda is a network weaver, inspiring the support of people such as H.H The Dalai Lama, HRH The Prince of Wales and Sir Richard Branson, and mobilising their influence to help solve the most critical social, environmental and humanitarian problems around the world. Linda’s work has inspired people from presidents and ambassadors to students, politicians, admirals and CEOs worldwide to become a force for good.

Over 20 years ago, a traumatic experience dramatically changed her direction, led her to reassess her life, sell everything she owns and to this day she has few material possessions, only the contents of a single suitcase.

Linda has dedicated her life to facilitate business leaders and students worldwide to find creative and sustainable economic solutions that have the power to lift communities from the grip of poverty and from the depths of disaster.

Her approach is to assist in recovery through economic empowerment, matching a family’s skills with market opportunities and a business plan. It’s a hand up, not a handout.

Listening to Linda you will be immersed in a world of frontline adventure and misadventure by one of the most passionate, informed and articulate individuals. A wake-up call to be the best we can be, develop new concepts, uncover fresh ideas and discover our own purpose and passion in life.

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In person prices:
£5,000 - £8,000
Price based on UK delivery
Virtual Event prices:
£3,000 - £5,000
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Topics:
CSR, Culture, Ethics, Fundraising, Humanitarian, Overcoming Adversity, Q&A, Resilience

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“As an event organizer I have rarely heard a presenter deliver such a powerful and relevant presentation (Talent Acquisition Conference – Washington, USA 2019). Linda is an inspirational leader and her spirit and fortitude came shining through as she spoke. Having taken those present on an amazing journey, Linda immediately had a long line of people waiting to speak to her. If you want to leave your audience with a lasting and positive memory of your conference, you’ll invite Linda Cruse to join you” – Kate Wilson, Vice President Events, ERE Media

”Linda Cruse is a dynamic woman who takes audiences from laughter to tears as she relates her personal journey from a stressed out single mum to a highly successful frontline humanitarian, leadership expert and author. Hearing Linda speak about her experiences on the front lines of the world’s most critical challenges, is both humbling and inspiring. It is humbling because one cannot help but feel “I wouldn’t be brave enough to do what she does”; inspiring because one can’t help but feel “if she can do it – how can I not contribute in some way?”

An hour listening to Linda is an hour you won’t soon forget. Her stories stay with you as she shares her lessons of courage, determination, personal resilience and transformation in such a way that we can easily take the insights into our everyday lives. Linda is a tremendous inspiration, ally and resource. I have had the pleasure of working with Linda as a speaker, webinar leader and as a judge and participant on her signature Race4Good, an innovative service, learning and leadership programme for students through which she engages them in practical problem solving skills as they tackle real life critical issues and see their legacy left, as all winning plans are implemented immediately. Its truly inspirational.” – John Gwyn, Chief Executive Officer, FOBISHA

 
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