HQP Teacher Profile:
Linda Newlin (Linda Ruffin)
“Teaching the Process is a synergistic journey with a team of the most amazing individuals I have ever worked with. To me, being a teacher is about love. It requires me to be a learner and to use the tools in service of my life’s vision and continue to transform the patterns in my own life. I then have the great privilege of witnessing and guiding the holy work of others who are finding their way back to themselves and to their heart’s desire.”
Linda Newlin grew up in a military family moving 10 times as a child. After graduating from high school, she had the unique opportunity to travel and perform with Up With People (an international leadership and community service organization). “We lived with host families in 100 cities throughout the USA, Canada, and Europe.”
Her career in human resources and recruiting began in financial services and health care. Linda then directed public relations and marketing for a private college, and was Director for the President/Key Executive MBA program at Pepperdine University. She started her own unique executive search firm in 1990, which provides added value services of an integration workshop and coaching for each executive and their new team.
“Someone who loved me enough to share their courageous journey and held a vision for my healing led me to the Process. His changes and healing was the catalyst for my spirit “being called forth. I will always be grateful that I found my spiritual self and peace.“
“Learning to listen to my inner wisdom has been a journey. Having cleared out the patterns that get in the way, I recognize the “messenger” more readily now. I have come to trust that my Spirit always leads me to goodness and grace. Practicing and following the callings of my heart have led me to teaching the Process and becoming a mother. I have learned that when patterns drive the goals there is discontent once reached. It’s when our Spirit guides our vision and our desires that we feel deep contentment and joy when we accomplish what we are drawn to. It’s our “True North” – ourselves at home.”
Contentment and peace have been contrasted with grief and pain along my journey. I am grateful for the tapestry of many colors this has sown for it seems now that without the black, woven next to the gold, there would be no glitter when the LIGHT shines. Today my Spiritual Self calls to me, “Keep listening, I am here and I will guide you.”
In addition to Hoffman Teaching, Linda is a coach, public speaker and trainer/consultant for organizations dealing with transitions, team integration and change.