Linda Naiman: Profile
Member DNA Global Thought Leadership/Advisory Network

Linda Naiman,founder of Creativity at Work, is recognised internationally for pioneering arts-based learningas a catalyst for developing creativity, innovation, and collaborative leadership in organizations.

Linda began her career as a design consultant in marketing communications and the multi-disciplinary nature of her work in business, art and design, led her to explore artistic processes and their applications to leadership and transformation. She now helps organizations around the world generate breakthroughs in business performance, through coaching, training and consulting.

Linda is co-author with Arthur VanGundy of Orchestrating Collaboration at Work: Using Music, Improv, Storytelling, and Other Arts to Improve Teamwork (Wiley 2003) and her writings on creativity and innovation have appeared in numerous business journals including Perspectives on Business and Global Change, published by the World Business Academy.She has been featured in The Vancouver Sun, The New Zealand Herald, The Globe and Mail,, Canadian Business Magazine, and interviewed on CBC Radio, NPR and BCTV.

Linda's work has been documented in several books: Artbased Approaches: APractical Handbook to Creativity at Work(Chemi 2006), Wake Me Up When the Data Is Over: How Organizations Use Stories to Drive Results(Silverman 2006), andArtful Creation: Learning Tales of Arts-in-Business (Darsø 2004). (Click on the links for citations)

Linda is an associate business coach at the University of British Columbia, and an adjunct faculty member of the Banff Centre Leadership Lab. Her workshops are part of the management certification program at Royal Roads University. As a speaker and workshop leader, Linda has presented at business conferences in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Clients include Fortune 500 companies, public sector organizations, and boutique consultancies in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Linda Naiman holds a BFA from California College of the Arts and a diploma in Graphic Design from Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design. She has certificates and a diploma in advanced business coaching from Corporate Coach University.

AstraZeneca (USA), American Express, ArtBase (Denmark), Benjamin Moore Paint, BP International (British Petrol), Choice Hotels International, Citizens Bank of Canada, (div. of VanCity Credit Union), Credit Union Central British Columbia, Degussa HPP, Fairmont Hotels, Genologics,, Norton Assoc (Hong Kong), Placer Dome, Raymond James. Radical Entertainment, Royal Roads University. Simon Fraser University, EMBA program, Union Gas, University of British Columbia; HR & ODL, Westcoast Energy (now Spectra Energy)

Government: Alberta Federal Council, BCWomen's and Children's Hospital, City of Burnaby, BC Health Employers Association of BC, Insurance Corporation of BC, Innovation Services, Public Works, Government Services, Canada, US Navy