Linda Fowells is an independent consultant, coach and thought partner. She works with individual leaders, community and civic organizations, and multi-organizational efforts to strengthen their leadership, effectiveness, sustainability and impact.
Linda brings unique cross-sectoral experience to her role, having worked in nonprofit, corporate, and government settings. With extensive expertise around strategy, organizational capacity, leadership development, networks and public policy, she has provided counsel to a broad range of organizations and collaboratives of varying sizes and stages of growth. Linda has guest taught at several colleges and graduate schools. She also writes and speaks publicly on topics such as civic engagement, networks and organizational effectiveness.
Most recently, Linda was executive vice president of Community Partners, where she played a key role in setting the strategic direction and generating opportunities for the organization. Previous roles at Community Partners include vice president of programs and public affairs, and director of several large initiatives.
Linda also worked as the assistant director of programs at the Los Angeles Educational Partnership, in corporate and real estate finance and as a Congressional district representative. She has served on many local and national boards and advisory committees, most often for efforts addressing children and youth, the arts and community technology. She was awarded the Community Partners Albert R. Rodriquez Civic Legacy Honor in 2018, for her commitment to building communities. Linda has an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School, and a BA from Pomona College.