Linda Schaumann Reese, PhD

CEO & Managing Partner

Linda Reese is the CEO and Managing Partner of Leader OnBoarding. She has professional training in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and uses a pragmatic approach in serving as an advisor to senior management.

Her pioneering approach to aligning newly-placed leaders includes the development of the Culture Snapshot, created in partnership with Denison Consulting. Snapshot allows leaders to quickly and comprehensively size up the culture of their new operation. This knowledge helps those New Leaders create the circumstances that drive needed engagement and outcomes. Linda and her team also developed the LevelSet: Early Feedback tool (most recently, a version for Physician Leaders). LevelSet helps leaders develop greater role clarity and understand where they’re hitting and missing the mark (doing so in a way that predicts leader success, and providing information early enough that off-track leaders can course-correct as needed).

Since 1990, Linda has been a practicing coach and consultant, working with leaders of over 45 companies in healthcare, financial services, higher education, professional services, manufacturing and retail sectors. Prior to this role, she served in corporate and operational leadership roles for a large retailer.

Linda holds a master’s degree and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois (Chicago) and has served as a member of the Executive Education faculty at The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business. She is certified in a number of assessment tools and consulting methodologies.