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Linda Dunkel

Founder & Partner

Linda Dunkel is a seasoned executive, team and Board coach and consultant.

Today, she works as the Founding Partner of DNA Consulting, a firm that focuses on organizational cultural transformation. She serves on the Board of the Bali Institute for Global Renewal—focused on building global citizens and service leadership in Bali, Indonesia. She is also Chair Emeritus of Interaction Associates, having served as President and CEO of this company for nine years. Additionally, she was Chair of the company’s Board of Directors for over a decade.


Linda has served in senior level positions in three start-up companies and as vice-president of a US Fortune 100 company.

She facilitates Board retreats and Board strategy sessions, senior level teams, coaches executives and Boards, and speaks throughout the world on collaboration in action as a winning strategy. She consults with clients in strategy development, collaborative systems design, teams, and culture change. She has focused most recently on Women In Leadership©, bringing her own extensive experience in this field to others.


Linda was among 18 winners of the prestigious U.S. 2006 Best Bosses Award — a national honor that recognizes the most innovative and inspirational leaders of midsized and small businesses across America, and has been profiled in numerous publications for her collaborative leadership style.

Linda has served as a Board Member of the Interaction Institute for Social Change, (IISC), the Dallas YWCA and the University of Texas at Dallas’s Business Advisory Board.

She has served as the Chair of the Board of Nobel Peace Prize recipient Betty Williams’ World Centers of Compassion for Children International, which helps refugee children worldwide. In partnership with the Italian government, they organized a refugee center for children in Southern Italy’s Basilicata Region.

As a leader interested in social justice and promoting human dignity, Linda has been a strong promoter of the work of both Interaction Associates and the IISC globally, and has worked in Asia and throughout Europe on behalf of social causes. She is a strong proponent of “conscious capitalism,” and served as a thought partner in the foundation of this movement, along with leaders from Whole Foods, Starbucks and many others.

Linda is a sought-after presenter at many conferences, including the Conscious Capitalism and The Conference Board Leadership Development Conferences. She works both locally and globally, and has given keynote addresses internationally, in such forums as The Leadership Conference in Sydney, Australia.

Educational Background

Linda received a B.S. in Education from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.A. in International Business from the University of Texas at Dallas.

She and her husband, Tony, reside in Dallas and have two daughters as well as two grandchildren.

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