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  Linda Ginac
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Our tenth feature to promote businesses of DEC Connection members is about Linda Ginac of Austin TX.  Linda is a dynamic and insightful entrepreneur, as her bio below will testify; the term "go-getter" doesn't even BEGIN to describe her!  And she is equally dedicated to giving back to several charitable causes as she is to managing and inspiring her own businesses.

Last year, Linda volunteered as one of our first Member-Helping-Member concall experts, sharing her expertise and, in fact, innovative thinking about career management.  Members can access her presentation and audio recording on the website (email webmaster for the link).

Linda is also ready to start up a Texas DEC Connection Chapter - please get in touch with her if you are interested in a reunion or in organizing something for ex-DECcies in your area.

linda.ginac@ginacgroup.com or 512.672.6094

Linda is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the National Society of Career Management, the leading source for training and certification in career management. Her programs teach people how to manage their own careers as well as teaching those to be better career service providers. She is also the Chairman of the Board for the Ginac Group, a full-service career transition and outplacement company serving individuals and organizations. Under Lindaís guidance, many of her clients started successful business in the healthcare, beauty, fashion, technology and non-profit sectors. She is a national mentor for Make Mine A $Million Business, a program providing a combination of money, mentoring and marketing tools that women entrepreneurs need to help grow their business to a million dollars and beyond. She holds a Masterís Degree in Career Development from John F. Kennedy University, and holds an undergraduate degree in Liberal Arts from Norwich University.

Prior to founding the NSCM, Linda was a senior executive for Cofiniti. She has held senior level management positions in marketing and business development with pcOrder.com, EPSIIA, Computer People and Digital Equipment Corporation.

Linda was recognized as Central Texas Most Powerful Business Woman by the Austin Business Journal, Women of the Year/Entrepreneur by the YWCA, Trailblazer finalist by the Central Texas Womenís Chamber of Commerce and Business Finalist by Austin Under 40. Linda has been featured many times on Fox News in Austin, she is a well published author in a variety of mediums, including newspapers, trade publications, regional business journals, and online national publications as well as being a contributor to various national print publications. She has been a speaker at several Career Conferences and has facilitated classes at numerous universities in the area of career management.

Linda is also very active in the community and has held volunteer roles including: serving on the Board of the American Cancer Society, served as the Chairman of the 2008 Cattle Baronís Ball benefiting the American Cancer Society, served on the 2008-2009-2010 Board of the St. Davidís Foundation Toast of the Town benefiting Neal Kocurek Scholarship Fund and served as 2006 Young Womenís Alliance President.

Linda lives in Austin, Texas with her husband Frank Ginac (also a DECcie) and two wonderful sons. Andrew is entering high school this year and Vaughn is entering 2nd grade.

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