Linda Mercurio, founder of Transformative Impact, is a lawyer, trainer, coach, and consultant.
As a professional coach, Linda is trained to listen. She has a talent for creating warm, inviting, and safe spaces for clients to explore and develop. Her unique combination of subject matter competencies, experienced and practiced in various work environments, gives Linda special insight allowing her to customize approach and more quickly elicit solutions and strategies from clients. In her practice, Linda uses a variety of assessment tools to obtain feedback for goal setting and to evaluate the effectiveness of changes implemented.
From 2008 to 2016 Linda served as the founding executive director, lead instructor, and professional coach for the American University Washington College of Law Lawyer Reentry Program–a program she designed and implemented. Linda’s self-assessment workshops and legal research and writing training sessions, consistently receive outstanding evaluations from participants. Through the Lawyer Reentry Program alone, Linda has provided ongoing coaching to more than 200 attorneys.
Building on that experience, Linda now leads The Relaunching Attorney Platform, an online program that supports attorneys looking to reenter paid professional life after a career break or transition.
Linda also currently serves as an adjunct professor of women and gender studies and political science at William Paterson University in New Jersey, where she teaches Women & the Law and Women & Political Leadership. In the past, she has been on full-time faculty at Seton Hall University, School of Law (visiting), Ramapo College of New Jersey, and William Paterson University, College of Business.
She has presented at various conferences and symposium on subjects related to the retention, re-attachment, and advancement of women in business and law. She is also frequently quoted in articles about career re-entry and transition.
Linda is a 1990 graduate of Brooklyn Law School, where she earned her juris doctor, and 1987 graduate of Montclair State University, where she earned a bachelor of arts in political science. She began her career as a tax attorney with the New York City office of Coopers and Lybrand (now, PricewaterhouseCoopers).