Wingate Consulting is dedicated to helping leaders and organizations develop talent, organize people to be more effective, and motivate them to perform at their best. Our focus is on helping people and organizations realize their potential.

Our focal point is on delivering customized leadership and organizational development services. Clients come to Linda because of what she doesn’t bring – formulas, standard processes, and fond memories of what worked for other clients. Her clients seek partnerships and flexibility. She focuses on how they do things, not on her approach, not the latest theory. She is personally involved in the work, learning together as a team.

Linda helps clients find the answers by asking appropriate questions and listening for the real issues and challenges. She provides clients with honest feedback and assessments so they can grow and develop their companies and themselves as leaders. She follows through on her commitments and is known as a practical realist.

Wingate Consulting looks at organizations from an integrated perspective of:

Linda Wingate’s Biography

Linda C. Wingate is the founding principal of Wingate Consulting, a leadership development consulting firm. She advises senior managers in identifying, developing and sustaining talented people who are aligned with the organization’s core values, and can contribute to organizational outcomes. Linda has most recently worked with executives in the following ways:

  • Creating leadership competency models to attract new talent and to identify successors for key leadership and high-impact positions.
  • Coaching managers and executives to increase their effectiveness.
  • Coaching Executive MBA students on their career and leadership challenges.
  • Designing and implementing systems that are aligned to business goals, e.g., succession planning, high potential development, executive on-boarding.
  • Designing and facilitating interactive group processes for a new leader’s transition.
  • Developing approaches that increase operational management knowledge and skills.

A partial list of organizations for which Wingate Consulting has provided leadership development consulting are:

  • ACE, Ltd
  • CIGNA
  • Commerce Bank (now TD Bank)
  • CPCU Society
  • Drexel University
  • Fleet Credit Card Services (now Bank of America)
  • Independence Blue Cross
  • Keystone Mercy Health Plan
  • New Tripoli Bank
  • NYU Medical Center
  • St. Joseph’s University
  • Susquehanna International Group
  • South Jersey Industries
  • United Way of SEPA&NJ
  • USFund for UNICEF
  • Visiting Nurses Association of Philadelphia

Before founding Wingate Consulting in 1994, Linda spent over thirteen years with CIGNA Corporation, an eighty-six billion dollar international insurance and financial services firm. At CIGNA, she was head of corporate-wide management development, which included responsibility for overall design and execution of leadership development, career development, and human resource development.

Linda began her career at Colonial Penn Insurance Company as a personal lines underwriter and then as a technical trainer. She moved to INA Insurance Company as a personal lines automobile trainer and was responsible for curriculum design and development.

Linda received her Masters in Organization Development from Temple University and her Bachelors from Fairmont College.  Management development products that she uses include Benchmarks, Leadership Architect, Leadership Practices Inventory, The Hay Group Emotional Competence Inventory, TGI Role-Based Assessment, Human Synergistics Leadership Impact, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and FIRO-B/MBTI Leadership Report.

Linda is a presenter and speaker on various management and organizational topics and has taught classes in organization change at local universities. She has served on the boards of organizations including the Philadelphia HR Planning Society and Elfreth’s Alley Association. She is a member of Human Resource Planning Society, and Greater Philadelphia Senior Executives Group.  She serves as a member on the Advisory Board for the FMA Group, a financial services firm and the Peirce College Employer Advisory Board; and is a volunteer for Business Volunteers for the Arts and the Russell Byers Charter School.