Who We Are

Linda Garverick, PhD, GPCC

Dr. Linda M. Garverick is a leadership consultant, process facilitator, and executive coach. She works with executive leaders in the technology, healthcare, academic, and non-profit sectors. She specializes in coaching both technically trained leaders and female executives.

Dr. Garverick is the originator of the Coactive Transformational Leadership Program, or Coactive TLP: a leadership program for graduate women in STEM disciplines. Drawing from the distinct disciplines of engineering practice and corporate leadership training, Coactive TLP imparts critical professional skills to improve the quality, duration, and authenticity of careers for women now embarking on this rewarding journey. Participants learn how to operate powerfully in male-dominated workplaces by raising awareness and honing skills in communication, managing upward, self-care & resiliency, and building supportive relationships with others.

Dr. Garverick pioneered a group coaching process to engage rising stars and instill lasting organizational change and collegiality. This cost-effective, customized leadership program gathers a peer group for periodic sessions, which include both teaching and facilitated dialogue. Teaching segments are used to improve communication skills and develop a participative leadership style, as well as build awareness of issues that limit organizational performance or employee engagement. Facilitated dialogue is used to share knowledge and experience among participants and build the professional relationships necessary to ripple change throughout an organization. An example of a group coaching process is the program created to advance collegiality in the Case School of Engineering.

Past Experience

Before becoming a leadership consultant, Linda founded and ran Essential Research, a research and development company. Essential Research developed technology for producing high-efficiency solar cells for powering satellites. It performed research for NASA, the Army, the Navy, and the Air Force. The company grew to employ 12 people and had a gross revenue of $1.5 M in 1999. Linda was named one of Northeast Ohio’s “Top Ten Women Business Owners” by the National Association of Women Business Owners, and was named one of “Forty Under Forty” in Crain’s Cleveland Business.

Education & Appointments

Linda has completed training programs at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland, the Gestalt International Study Center on Cape Cod, and at the Weatherhead School of Management of Case Western Reserve University.

She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Materials Science and a Ph.D. in Electronic Materials from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Linda serves as Faculty at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland and holds a Gestalt Professional Coaching Certification (GPCC).

Dr. Garverick serves on the Advisory Board of the Rosalind Franklin Society—an organization dedicated to recognizing and fostering contributions made by women in the life sciences.