Linda Kavelin-Popov
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Linda Kavelin-Popov
Bestselling author, Linda Kavelin-Popov is an inspiring international speaker on personal and global transformation. She is co-founder of The Virtues Project, a global initiative that inspires the practice of virtues in all aspects of life. The project is a catalyst for the renewal of kindness, justice, and integrity in more than 120 countries and was honored by the United Nations during the International Year of the Family in 1994 as a "model global program for families of all cultures."

Linda has been an organizational improvement consultant to clients such as Arthur Young International, Hallmark Cards, the United States General Accounting Office and General Motors. She has keynoted at conferences and conducted in depth retreats and workshops throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Pacific helping individuals, families, schools, governments and communities of all cultures to restore virtues such as forgiveness, integrity and kindness. She facilitates healing and community development with indigenous peoples such as the First Nations of North America, aboriginals in Australia, Maori in New Zealand, and Pacific Islanders, encouraging them to reclaim the virtues at the heart of their traditional values. She has been referred to as a "cultural creative", and in 2001, received the YWCA Women of Distinction award for Education, Training and Development.

Linda was the first Spiritual Care Director of Hospice Victoria in British Columbia. She was a psychotherapist for many years, and developed suicide and violence prevention programs used in U.S. cities. She is a member of the national Think Tank on Character for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. She has been on many talk shows, including Oprah, and had her own 19-episode documentary series on VISION TV in Canada, entitled "Virtues: A Family Affair".