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Linda Duong

MEET LINDA

Spend just five minutes with Linda Duong and you will realise what a fireball of energy and insightful optimism she really is. You’ll feel convinced that if anyone can make the world happier, this lady can.

Linda grew up in Vietnam, at the end of the war. Her only experience of the world outside was from black and white TV and photographs.

Then suddenly, at the age of 15, she was ‘teleported’ to Sydney, without a word of English and had to find her way in the world.

So, Linda’s search for happiness began at that tender age.

She had a dream – in fact she had many dreams and goals and despite the disadvantage of starting a new life in a new and foreign country where she knew not a single soul, she achieved every one of those dreams.

In 2017, Linda share her story in a book entitled: If I Can, You Can– Winner’s edition, in which Linda authored the chapter ‘Follow Your Dreams’.

Linda’s message and her wish for all her students is for them to grow spiritually and live their dreams, which she strongly believes is the path to less stress, less depression and more happiness, more inner peace and inner joy in our society.

Linda has a passion for helping others and a natural affinity with people, which led her to study in the US as a life coach. She now operates her coaching practice here in Sydney, specialising in child and parental coaching with a particular interest in gifted education and emotional intelligence to develop the fully rounded potential of a child.

It was through parenting coaching that Linda realised parents are simply unable to help their children reach their full potential if they feel, perhaps that they haven’t reached their own potential.

Linda’s happiness book aims to serve that purpose. Once parents have read the book, she is better able to coach them, creating a faster track for better results.

Linda is quite literally on a mission to help as many people as possible. With her book, she can reach the people far and wide, and as shown in the testimonials, her works are creating a ripple effect where coaches, businesswomen have become more empowered to move beyond their limitations to help hundreds more others. Parents become happier to move on creating happier families, and many more other accounts.

Connection – The Currency to Happiness has had an incredible impact since its launch, making Linda a sought-after speaker at a variety of events around the globe, including:

  • The author’s conference in Mexico – Experts Insights – Book Awards for the Best-Selling, Award-Winning Authors from around the globe!
  • The Social Entrepreneur Empowerment Retreat – San Diego, USA
  • The Connect for Success Business Networking Group – Sydney
  • The Smart Talent Group – Sydney
  • The Sydney Boys High School
  • The St Ives Library
  • The Rotary Club of Eastwood-Gladesville
  • The Toast Masters Club of St Ives

Get in touch now to work with Linda

Testimonials from her coaching clients:

“Linda helped save my life. Sounds melodramatic but when my life was in turmoil, Linda was able to give me some clear direction, enabling me to see that I was a capable and wonderful person that just needed a nudge. I highly recommend having a chat with Linda!”

Nina B.

“Linda is masterful at listening at an intimate level. Personalized uplifting and life-giving perspectives are her gifts to the world. She can lead you back to yourself in a very loving and tangible way and easily sees and supports the vision you hold for yourself.”

Cherith K.

“My session with Linda was for the purpose of getting more clarity for my tutoring business. She was able to ask me specific questions which enabled me to clarify the main goals and vision of the business. This was useful to determine the end goal of the business. She also shared some advice from her previous business which I found useful and gave me her opinion of the elements of my business such as the logo. Overall, it was an enjoyable conversation that enabled me to gain deeper clarity for my business.”

Jeryee L.

“Hi Linda, I want to thank you again for our wonderful coaching session we had this weekend. You provided great feedback and thought provoking concepts to break through the blocks I was dealing with. You are a great coach and I look forward to working with you again. Ciao!”

Edward W.

“After my sessions with Linda, I learned to let my kids grow and think on their own.  I was able to give them space to be independent learners and to encourage them to find their strengths and talents. Linda explained it in a way that helped me unlock those keys words.   I’ve heard those phrases before but Linda explained it to me in a way which made me understand and opened up my mind.   It was like a lightbulb had just turned on in my head. I am now closer to my kids and understand them a lot more. Thank you so much Linda, we are very grateful for your help. You have been like an Angel to myself and my family. Someone that has come into our lives to help us when we are in need. Thank again. Love, Jacki N.

Jacki N.

Linda, you certainly have a gift for intuiting who needs your help, when they need it, and how to ask the right questions to help a person uncover (or at least get closer to) their own truth. You asked such genuinely caring, open-ended questions which encouraged me to look deeper within for the clarity and confidence I needed in articulating my vision. I truly believe there is an art and science to everything–a balance, if you will–especially in asking the right questions that make people want to answer and truthfully at that. Your simple yet highly effective way of coaching through casual conversation is something from which anyone can benefit.”

Ashley T.

Testimonials

Testimonials from the book readers:

“Linda gives information and inspiration like nobody else could. This book will make you think, feel and clap as you give a standing ovation!! She is both genuine and general, touching hearts and bravely speaking the TRUTH throughout the book. I am glad I read this and will implement things (Five F, for example) she writes about! Her smiling face is a reminder to be YOU. Take the time to read it again!”
Susan Kay D

“Many books are dedicated to the subject of happiness, but this one is different. It shares nuggets of wisdom about true happiness and contentment in a practical, no nonsense way that gets straight to the point and leaves the reader feeling they’ve found a real tool to compliment their happiness journey. Straightforward and sage wisdom on the subject of Happiness. Don’t miss this one!”
Mazie M 

“A well thought out book. A complex topic explained well using personal stories which readers can easily relate to. A great reminder of the many tools we have within us, which we either often forget or take for granted. A thoroughly enjoyable book. Congratulations Linda!”
Karen C

“Your style of sharing through story and idea is the very best way to affect your reader’s brain, i.e. NeuroScience… The way that you’re compelled to write is truly helping each of us to find the sweet spot of inner balance. You don’t have to be a researcher or an expert in that field … your life experience and the way you relate it are your expertise. I so enjoyed your first book…can’t wait for the next 💙”
Donn D. 

“Oh, Linda, you are such an inspiration! I’ve been snatching bits of the beautiful book I bought last year, whenever I need such inspiration. It was your book on Happiness. Quite frankly, I feel you are a gifted writer! Well, at that time, I was aspiring to become a Trauma Coach. And I am happy to announce that today I AM a Trauma Coach. Plus, my business will go “live” at the end of August – dreams coming true! Hugs to you, Sweet Linda! You simply amaze me!  💖”
Christine M. 

“Hi Linda, I finished your book a few days ago. I’ve read Tony Robbins’ Stephen Covey’s, Deepak Chopra’s, but I love yours. Beautiful, such a straightforward message and told so personally. Well done! Your book has been an absolute inspiration for me to write my own book.”
Jim T.

“Linda, I’m loving your book. I’m not even halfway through and already just feel like I have so much to be grateful for. When a week ago I was sick in bed thinking the world was against me… I’m now embracing each day. I can’t wait to finish it! 💖You truly have opened my mind up to embracing life and just letting go and appreciating what I have. So grateful for this incredible book x 💖”
Kerry-lee T.

“In a word: Genuine. I feel like I’m sitting and having a conversation with you as I read. Your style is spontaneous, uninhibited as well as deeply felt and tremendously thoughtful. Your book will touch, move and inspire many to consider the many ways that you offer to add more happiness to our lives.”
Donna D. 

“Linda’s wonderful anecdotes shared throughout this book tug gently on the heartstrings and serve to remind us to not only be kind to others but, also and above all, to be kind to ourselves. Her generosity of spirit and warm retelling of her family stories and personal experiences nudge us to pause from our busyness, take a deep breath, remember the good things in life, practice gratitude and gain a greater understanding and connection with our inner self. What a gift!”
Amanda W

“Read through your Introductory Chapter and it is amazing. It resonates so much with what I do as well especially when it comes to living one’s purpose.”
Olayinka O. PhD

“All I can say is Wow…. Your writing of your life journey to achieve your dreams was fantastic. Not only you amaze me of what you done and achieved but you touch my heart and inspire me too. I give my hats off to you! Just Amazing!”
Susan L

Testimonials from the audiences at the speaking engagements:

“Myself, the school career advisor, and others teachers were all impressed, and thought that the presentation has added value to the students and would recommend it to other schools. No-one would really ask about the students’ dreams, so it is good for them to reflect on these questions.”
Miss Joanna C. Head of Wellbeing teacher of Sydney Boys High School.

“Thank you so much for sharing through your powerful story! Absolutely LOVE your work! I see your light reaching every corner of the world, in no time!”
Viola T.

“Lindas’ talk was motivating for me and her life was the bedtime storey for my daughter tonight.”
Mazen Z.

“Thank you for the motivational speech today, and for inspiring me to do a lot of great things.”
Annalie R. Grade 4 Student.

“You are such an inspirational person to follow. I am looking forward to know you at a deeper level.”
Sonita Z.

“You are an inspiration to us all to reach for the stars and follow our hearts to achieve our dreams!”
Debbie L. GP.

“Your story is very inspiring and I am very sure your book will be helping many people to spread love and happiness in the world.”
Joanna T.

“Blessings on your speech, and more importantly on your journey of empowering people to courageously follow their hearts.”
Ryan E. Business Coach for Changemakers

 “Well done! Great work! Looking forward to see more motivational talks.”
Christine W. Yoga teacher

We have received the feedback forms on that day.  All of them were either very satisfied or satisfied with the event, quality of the presenter, interest on the topic and educational value of the event.

The areas they enjoyed most were the enthusiasm of the presenter, use of simple language, sharing of the story and a pleasant conference room.
Eugenia N. St Ives Library co-ordinator

Testimonials from the coaching clients:

“Linda helped save my life. Sounds melodramatic but when my life was in turmoil, Linda was able to give me some clear direction, enabling me to see that I was a capable and wonderful person that just needed a nudge. I highly recommend having a chat with Linda!”
Nina B.

“Linda is masterful at listening at an intimate level. Personalized uplifting and life-giving perspectives are her gifts to the world. She can lead you back to yourself in a very loving and tangible way and easily sees and supports the vision you hold for yourself.”
Cherith K.

“My session with Linda was for the purpose of getting more clarity for my tutoring business. She was able to ask me specific questions which enabled me to clarify the main goals and vision of the business. This was useful to determine the end goal of the business. She also shared some advice from her previous business which I found useful and gave me her opinion of the elements of my business such as the logo. Overall, it was an enjoyable conversation that enabled me to gain deeper clarity for my business.”
Jeryee L.

“Hi Linda, I want to thank you again for our wonderful coaching session we had this weekend. You provided great feedback and thought provoking concepts to break through the blocks I was dealing with. You are a great coach and I look forward to working with you again. Ciao!”
Edward W.

“After my sessions with Linda, I learned to let my kids grow and think on their own.  I was able to give them space to be independent learners and to encourage them to find their strengths and talents. Linda explained it in a way that helped me unlock those keys words.   I’ve heard those phrases before but Linda explained it to me in a way which made me understand and opened up my mind.   It was like a lightbulb had just turned on in my head. I am now closer to my kids and understand them a lot more. Thank you so much Linda, we are very grateful for your help. You have been like an Angel to myself and my family. Someone that has come into our lives to help us when we are in need. Thank again. Love, Jacki N.

“Linda, you certainly have a gift for intuiting who needs your help, when they need it, and how to ask the right questions to help a person uncover (or at least get closer to) their own truth. You asked such genuinely caring, open-ended questions which encouraged me to look deeper within for the clarity and confidence I needed in articulating my vision. I truly believe there is an art and science to everything–a balance, if you will–especially in asking the right questions that make people want to answer and truthfully at that. Your simple yet highly effective way of coaching through casual conversation is something from which anyone can benefit.”
Ashley T.