upon her experiences as a teacher, counselor, author and trainer,
as well as a lifetime in the entertainment business, Linda Henley-Smith
provides an amusing and educational outlook on working, living and
surviving. Her programs are presented with humor, music, stories
and an energy that is contagious. Audiences are encouraged to improve
their "laughitudes" and enjoy an "attitude of altitude."
Linda has been featured at conventions, conferences and events all
around the world. She is a trainer in high demand. Her book, Adjust
Your Attitude and Laugh 'til the Cows Come Home is a
helpful handbook of hints for the humorally challenged. Humor
Me - I'm a Teacher has been used as a textbook for educators
in some schools. Here's to the Ladies Who
Laugh' is the blueprint for Linda's new women's event
series, Willow Connection, and is a humorous and joyful look at
the phases of a woman's life. In the book
Mission Possible, Linda is featured
along with Mark Victor Hansen and Dr.
John Gray in a wonderful collection of interviews offering stories
of hope, encouragement and practical advise. Linda's, Laughter
101: Up Your Attitude video is a great way to get an
attitude boost right from the comfort of your living room. Her monthly
newsletter, "The Good Times Gazette" keeps readers chuckling about
life's humorous possibilities. Linda believes that too many of us
keep the joy buried inside. She fears that keeping laughter bottled
up can cause a condition known as "humorrhoids." This can lead to
Linda has first hand knowledge of this condition. At one point,
when things were not going well in her life, Linda found a whole
new meaning to the term "personal growth." Unfortunately, the growth
was a result of using food as a way to cope with life's disappointments.
She grazed constantly and piled excess poundage on a frame that
was not meant to carry that much weight. It soon became apparent
to Linda that things were not getting any better. She now had to
deal with the problems that come with obesity. Her health, relationships
and work began to suffer. Spiraling down into a major depression,
she hit an economical and emotional low of sleeping on the floor
of a vacant house.
The day Linda realized she needed to reset her mental channel was
the day she began to heal. When she made up her mind to focus on
the possibilities of the future, instead of making excuses and wallowing
in the past, Linda began to find a healthy balance in the physical,
emotional and spiritual aspects of life. She turned her life around,
built a business, wrote a few books, lost 135 pounds and became
committed to helping others achieve an attitude of altitude, in
order to be the best they can be, personally and professionally.
Linda has come to be known for her bag of toys, her banjo, her pig
brief case and her smiles-on-sticks, among other things. Her keynotes
and playshops inspire audiences to dig up their funny bones and
take themselves lightly in order to achieve new heights. Even the
most terminally serious will leave her programs with a new appreciation
of the power of positive attitude and laughter. She tailors her
programs to meet the needs of each individual group. She educates
and entertains. Her blend of humor, music and truelife stories inspire
audiences, whether she is talking to college kids about self esteem
or hard core executives about increasing the bottom line.
In some organizations, she is affectionately called "The Laugh Lady."
Since she carries a pig-shaped briefcase, Linda is also sometimes
referred to as "Pig Woman." This is not as flattering, but at least
people remember her. The desks in many offices proudly display her
famous "Smile on a Stick."
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Linda holds a B.A. and M.A. in education. She provides training
to audiences by implementing innovative activities and projects
tailored to each group's needs. She has taught thousands how to
enjoy a higher level of personal and professional success, by tapping
into their inner resources.
Linda's memberships include National Speakers Association, National
Marketing Association, National Education Association and American
Society on Aging. She is former editor of Agewave's Senior Magazine
and authors state history newspapers, used in classrooms across
These are all worthy accomplishments, but it is her life experiences
that enable her to relate to all audiences. After all, who wouldn't
want to know just exactly how she managed to flush herself down
an airplane toilet?