My Story

We all have a story to tell. Here’s mine.

Me and my mom (she's 96 years young)

Me and my mom (she’s 97 years young)

Growing up in Oklahoma I dreamed of becoming a nurse. I just knew someday I would find myself helping those in need get better and live better. But, like many of us life arrived and delayed my journey and dream.

A few years later, married with kids, my husband and I found ourselves moving from windy Oklahoma to the chilly suburbs of Minneapolis. I was managing the home, raising the kids, but still held my dream close – one day it would be reality.

This was one of my first lessons in resiliency. Having the patience to wait until the right doors opened. Soon after our move to Minnesota they did.

I started my nursing journey as most do, got my RN and tried a variety of nursing settings. Trauma, clinics, labor delivery and several more. It was my role in long term care, at a skilled nursing facility, that changed my life and direction.

Fast forward several decades and I have been blessed to complete my graduate nursing education, lead multiple nursing teams and organizations, consult and speak with organization across the country, share my journey with them, and support their roles in the aging services community – all while building a more hopeful future for our teams, residents and their caregivers. Along the way I’ve been honored to be identified as a subject matter expert in a variety of disciplines such as nursing practice, resident care, leadership development and building resilient teams. My dreams have become reality – now I get to share them with you.

If you and your organization are ready to really engage, not just attend a day long session or webinar to gain required CEU’s, then we should talk.

Review our educational services, leadership development and business service offerings. Drop me at email an linda@lindashell.com, or give me a call at (952) 960-0806. I’d love to be part of your dreams coming true.

Linda


 

Learn how Dr. Linda got her start in nursing and hear about her introduction to long term care – watch the video now.