In 2005, I became co-president of SKS petroleum. For years prior, we were unable to make money, even in the best of times - despite over $100 million dollars in sales! It became clear that something in our culture had to change
We chose to adopt accountability. After an intense immersion, our management team started using agendas for meetings. Then we started arriving at clear agreements. After the first year, the “meetings after the meetings” were almost unheard of. People talked to each other and not about each other.
Staff that were “accountability-resistant” slunk away or were helped off the premises.
Expenses dropped by over one million dollars per year by year two. Year three was an all-time record profit year in SKS’ 46 year history. When the economy fell apart in 2008 and competitors racked up six figure losses, SKS continued to be profitable. It was profitable again in 2010. And it’s so much more fun than it used to be.
President, SKS Petroleum
Linda Galindo introduces a new mindset about accountability. She provides tools and methods that make it work in real life. Linda’s work is not complex. You don’t have to go away and read books to figure out how to do it. You are going to take responsible risks that you are going to be accountable for at the end of the day. And you will have set of behaviors that will help you get there. Linda Galindo introduces a new mindset about accountability. She provides tools and methods that make it work in real life. Linda’s work is not complex. You don’t have to go away and read books to figure out how to do it. You are going to take responsible risks that you are going to be accountable for at the end.
Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Something as basic as clear agreements - in health care that is so revolutionary. For me to articulate a clear expectation of the results. Defining the outcomes, expectations and “by-when’s” has a tremendous impact.
The Accountability Queen! What can I say about Linda? Hmm... Well, if there was anyone who you'd want to help you clarify and reenergize your sense of commitment and drive for accomplishing whatever you want, Linda Galindo is that person. I worked with Linda when our young start up was sputtering along. After working with Linda and her accountability tools, we were primed and ready to move like a rocket. Even in 2009, an extremely tough year, her concepts and tenacity inspired us to 'STAY ACCOUNTABLE' to our goals, plans, etc. during the darkest days. I highly recommend Linda and I also highly recommend that you be ready to examine every nook, cranny and block that is keeping you from progressing forward because trust me, Linda will shine the light in every area.
Linda Galindo is a no-nonesense expert in the area of personal accountability who will quickly cut to the heart of any problem. She will not let you or an organization continue to play the "blame-game". She will expose those who are not accountable, approach them head-on and help them to a path to a more fulfilling professional career and personal life. Linda practices what she preaches, as evidenced by her personal and professional success. Don't expect a "hug fest" with Linda. Her efforts have been instrumental in transforming the culture of our organization and our financial success.
Top qualities: Great Results, High Integrity, Creative
I have known Linda Galindo since 1999 and have retained her to coach and consult with my company many times. Linda's approach to teaching accountability and responsibility at every level of an organization produces amazing results. Decades of experience in her field combined with amazing intuition and her ability to communicate clearly is what sets Linda apart from anyone in the industry. Needless to say, I highly recommend Linda for your business.
I had the pleasure to work with Linda for the first time in 1998 as part of a group accountability experience. Linda provided a probing and engaging program that illicited strong emotions (or reactions) from the participants. She was able to quckly assess the group's dynamics while identifying the individual's role/behaviors within the group. Her feedback was straight to the point. I greatly appreciate Linda's ability to challenge your self-perceptions honestly and openly.
Top qualities:Great Results, High Integrity, Creative
Director of Human Resources
L3 Communication Systems West
Linda was brought in to speak to our entire leadership team on Accountability. She is dynamic, engaging and has excellent rapport that spans the c-level suite to the shop floor. I would encourage anyone looking for an organizational change expert to consider Linda. The concept is simple but a trusted advisor is vital to putting the principles in practice.
Linda Galindo cuts to the heart of the matter in Executive-level coaching in a way that is refreshingly direct but always appropriate. I have utilized her services and appreciate her regard for confidentiality, professionalism and general knowledge of ways to assist clients to clarity and next steps to resolve issues. Her efforts often result in lasting change. She is a skilled executive coach and retreat facilitator. I would recommend her to anyone seeking to instill accountability in their work culture.
I recommend Linda highly for her professionalism and high-quality services. A long time advocate for Responsibility and Accountability, she “walks the talk” and is dedicated to helping others take back control of their lives. She's made a positive difference in my life. I’m eternally grateful.
Linda is very straight forward. She cuts through excuses and gets down to the important issues very quickly. She is also entertaining and humorous in her presentations and in her approach. She made a significant difference in our organization.
Linda coached me in fundamentally changing the culture of our organization is an incredibly short period of time. Her 'accountability' philosophy is the key to employee satisfaction and high performance. I can't imagine life without her!
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity
I had the great pleasure of working with Linda while at Guidant/Abbott Corporation. We were searching for a new service partner to help us with the design and implementation of an approach to helping our organization become more accountable. We found Linda and were very happy we did! Linda was focused on designing a solution that met our needs instead of simply proposing a canned response. She was professional and fun to work with, impressing our highest executives and line workers alike.
I highly recommend Linda as a business partner for excellent resutls!
Top qualities:Great Results, Expert, Creative
Senior Director Learning and Talent Development AMN Healthcare
Hearing Linda Galindo speak about accountability can be a life changing experience IF you're ready to take responsibility for changing your life. I have worked alongside Linda in her client organizations; I've seen her speak to large groups of CEOs and board chairs; and I've been trained by her to use accountability training/tools in my own practice. Linda's message is always clear and challenging in a way that helps you see why personal responsibility and accountability are necessary for individuals and organizations to be successful, and how each of us, individually and collectively, can put accountability practices to work. Linda delivers her message with humor and a style that is both classy and approachable. I would highly recommend LInda as a keynote speaker, consultant, or workshop leader. Be prepared for change!
I have known and worked with Linda Galindo for many years. I am always amazed by her ability to quickly size up a situation and determine strategies to yield immediate results. She works very well with leaders at all levels and she is deeply committed to the success of all who cross her path. Do yourself a favor and get to know her!