Linda StJohn is a consultant and executive coach with more than 25 years of experience helping individuals become more effective leaders and helping organizations establish a performance driven culture with an engaged workforce to achieve their goals. She partners with her clients to create effective leadership strategies to maximize their capabilities.


LSJ Leadership Coaching, LLC services include leadership development, executive coaching, team building, human resources consulting, organizational effectiveness, talent management, mentoring and succession planning.


Executive Coaching

Leadership development is one of the most important factors to impact an organizations’ competitive advantage. Coaching builds leadership capabilities that enable leaders to thrive in this increasingly complex and challenging business world.

Executive Onboarding

The first few months of a new leader’s tenure are critical. Getting it right can dramatically accelerate the onboarding process to becoming an effective business leader. Executive onboarding creates a leadership roadmap for early and sustained successes.

Career Coaching

The job search process can create a fair amount of anxiety, fear, and vulnerability. Career coaching helps clients think about what they really want out of a career. Using various tools such as assessing motives and values, maximizing LinkedIn profiles and results-oriented networking, LSJ Leadership Coaching offers a solution-oriented approach by supporting clients in making an informed decision about their career by determining what concrete steps they can take to achieve their objectives.



Team Effectiveness

How effective is your team? By conducting a team effectiveness assessment a leader can understand the context of team dynamics and uncover common challenges while realizing simple solutions.

Customized Team Building

Teamwork has a dramatic effect on organizational performance. Harness the power of teams by discovering and leveraging the strengths each individual brings to the team and the power that comes from collaboration.


Human Resources Consulting

Businesses need a nimble and proactive human resources organization to help them achieve a desired level of human capital performance. LSJ Leadership coaching provides creative, leading edge solutions aligned to business goals.

Leadership Development Strategy

Developing leaders is no longer an option, it’s a strategic business imperative that requires a strategy that is adaptable to today’s business environments where generational differences in the workplace create different expectations such as work/life balance, flexibility, autonomy and meaning. Businesses that build agile leaders are able to expect surprises and reduce uncertainty enabling them to continuously adapt and remain relevant.

Organizational Effectiveness

Businesses operate in an increasingly complex and dynamic world. LSJ leadership coaching can help with change management strategies and organizational redesigns that align to the dynamic business environment.

Talent Management & Succession Planning

Organizations cannot precisely predict their future workforce but they can take action to define and optimize a workforce that is able to execute on the business strategy both today and in the future. Identify and foster the knowledge, skills and abilities that ensure a sustainable talent pipeline.

Linda St. John

Linda StJohn, MA, MBA, SPHR, GCEC

Linda St. John is Founder and Principal of LSJ Leadership Coaching, a Worcester, MA firm that specializes in employee retention in health care.

Linda’s work focuses on developing mentoring programs, redesigning organizational functions, and, when necessary, removing organizational “deadwood,” all with a focus on helping client companies hire and keep the right people.

In 27 years with Fallon Health, Linda moved steadily through the ranks, holding more than 10 positions across a range of functions, ultimately becoming the organization’s Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. In 2013, and during her tenure, Fallon was named as a top workplace in the “Education, Training and Career Development” category by the Worcester Business Journal.

Linda has a Masters in Organization Psychology and a graduate certificate in executive coaching from William James College in Newton, Mass. In addition, she holds an MBA in Healthcare Administration from Anna Maria College in Paxton, Massachusetts and a BS in Public Relations and Journalism from Utica College in New York. She is certified in Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), and the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) 360-degree suite of assessments: Benchmarks, Executive Dimensions, Prospector, 360 BY DESIGN.

She chairs the Worcester Advisory Board of Bottom Line – an organization that helps low income, first-generation students get into college, graduate, and go far in life – and is a member of the organization’s Massachusetts Board.

Linda is a snowshoe enthusiast, avid reader, and self-described “spa aficionado!”


LSJ Leadership Coaching, LLC offers speaking engagements and keynote presentations:

Workforce 2020: Engaging the Millennials

By 2020, Millennials will make up over 40% of the global workforce and over 90% expect to stay in their jobs less than three years. This generation has a drastically different view on what they expect from their employment experience. The sheer volume of Millennials, combined with the increasing retirement of baby boomers, means that employers will be facing a leadership gap. Employers who understand the unique competencies and perspectives that Millennials bring to the workforce will excel at attracting, retaining and developing top talent.

This presentation will address these challenges and offer practical strategies for engaging and retaining this new workforce generation. Contact us for more information >>

Sharpen Your Time Management Skills: Tools and Techniques for Maximizing Your Effectiveness

There is perhaps no area of your life where self-discipline is more important than the way you manage your time. Time management is a core discipline that largely determines the quality of your life. Learning to manage time and spend it wisely is one of the most significant things you can do to build personal and professional success.

If this sounds familiar you need practical solutions and successful strategies for taking control of your day by getting organized, identifying priorities, maintaining balance and dealing with daily distractions.

Time management isn't a skill you're born with — it's something any individual can learn and master with the right tools and strategies. You’ll learn why it is so easy to lose focus as well as strategies for gaining more control over your tasks, time, and priorities than you ever thought possible.

Is it really possible to maintain control over our time with so many unexpected interruptions? We’ve all been there. You try to focus on a task while your phone is ringing, texts are coming through and your e-mail inbox continues to fill. Soon you are looking out the window and wondering about dinner and your next vacation. A sense of panic sets in as the overwhelming nature of your workday takes hold.


  • “Linda is a creative and collaborative partner and coach. She created an open and trusting relationship that enabled me to focus on my current and future opportunities. Linda proved a trusted and valued partner – giving me the structure and insight to honestly make some tough, career-impacting professional decisions.”

    Scott Beaird
    Scott Beaird
    Director Talent Management, SCAN HealthCare
  • “I’ll confess that I was skeptical as to whether working with a coach would produce results for me. I quickly found Linda to be a vital confidante and a gifted facilitator of personal process. Our sessions helped me more objectively understand my professional strengths, weaknesses, and needs and to translate that knowledge into a flexible but clear plan. My work with Linda led me to new insights that have made me a better professional and to a new career that has made me a happier person!”

    Steven Ellis
    Steven Ellis
    Montague Town Administrator
  • “Linda StJohn added value by providing leadership coaching within the organization.  Her direction has helped staff to realize their potential, prioritize and delegate effectively, and strengthen critical skills needed to help bring the organization to the next level.  Linda combines her wealth of knowledge in organizational development with her warm and approachable style for effective results.  Highly recommended! ”

    Victoria Waterman
    Victoria Waterman
    CEO of Girls Inc. Worcester
  • “From the moment we met, Linda created an emotionally safe environment which allowed me to be completely transparent and open without fear of judgement. She was an active listener (which was extremely important to me). She provided me with articles relative to my goals as well as ways in which to better communicate with the staff that I supervise. I received feedback that helped me be more aware of ways that I could effectively communicate with staff. She provided me with role playing opportunities to “test” my skills prior to difficult conversations. Linda also recognized my areas of strengths and reaffirmed those things that I do very well and helped build my confidence. As the person responsible for holding staff accountable, I have to make difficult decisions that don’t always sit well with staff. This continues to be an area of growth for me – everyone wants to be liked and respected by their staff and I am learning ways to manage/balance the emotional piece of being a leader by responding versus reacting. I could not have asked for a better coach than Linda and I will continue to build upon the advice and skills that she has shared with me.”

    Kathy Odgren
    Director of Programs, Girl’s Inc. Worcester


LSJ Leadership Coaching, LLC
474 Grove Street, Suite 930
Worcester, MA 01605

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