Linda Larsen CSP, CPAE

Award-winning Motivational Speaker, Actress, Author, and an Event Planners' Dream Come True

Topics: Business, Comedy, Communication, Customer Service, Entertainers, Innovation, Leadership, Motivation, Personal & Professional Development, TV Media

Linda Larsen has been helping people worldwide upgrade their thinking, improve their communication and achieve much better quality results in life, both personally and professionally. And she does this in such extraordinarily fun, fast-paced and memorable ways that she is sought after around the globe by meeting planners looking to blow people’s socks off at their annual conferences.

Linda’s passion and spontaneous humor stems from over 20 years as a professional actress in film, television and on the legitimate stage. Her experience and training give her the unique ability to combine the entertaining, dynamic aspects of live theater with practical, high-value content to produce lasting, positive changes.

What makes Linda so sought after is her “Funny Factor”. Maybe it comes from performing in comedies along side Sid Caesar, Beau Bridges or Ed Harris (OK, perhaps he’s not so funny….) Maybe it comes from just having a bit of a whimsical, skewed look at the world, but Linda can find humor, comedy and hilarity in almost any situation and is more than happy to share that perspective with her audiences. The result? People REMEMBER information that is set to a backdrop of laughter and fun.

Her critically acclaimed book, True Power, is the riveting and true story of how she was kidnapped and held at gunpoint by an escaped convict for over 5 hours. Her escape, and the positive, practical strategies she used to rise above one of life’s most potent challenges led Investor’s Business Daily to feature her in its Leaders & Success column. And yes, she can even tell this story with moments of strategically placed humor.

Linda is the author of 5 video programs, and 2 audio programs, including the popular 12 Secrets to High Self-Esteem. She has also written or been featured in over 100 articles in such publications as The Chicago Tribune, Women In Business, and Personal Excellence. She is currently listed in the Top 60 Motivational Speakers in the World, as recognized by Hunger 2 Succeed. 

She is a member of the NSA-National Speakers Association and is a CSP-Certified Speaking Professional, an earned designation awarded by the National Speakers Association and the International Federation for Professional Speakers to recognize demonstrated commitment to the speaking profession through proven speaking experience. Only 175 women worldwide hold this designation. Recently Linda received the honor of CPAE-Council of Peers Awards- and was inducted into the NSA- Speaker Hall of Fame. 

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