founder of Powerful Appearance, LLC
Linda Thomas founded Powerful Appearance in 1999 and has been known as a skilled business consultant, instructional designer and speaker. Since then she has the experience of delivering memorable speeches and workshops before live and online audiences of all generations. Whether presenting to seasoned professionals, new hires or college students ready to enter the workforce, she delivers information they will remember and use from that day forward in how to present yourself as your best self in all business environments. Previous clients include Toshiba Medical Systems, Texas Instruments, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
She is a member of the National Speakers Association, American Federal of Television and Radio Artists AFL-CIO. She is certified through The London Image Institute and was President of the Association of Image Consultants International-South Central USA Chapter 2006-2008.
A testament to her work was being named Member of the Year 2010 – South Central USA Chapter of the Association of Image Consultants International. She was also presented a Member of the Year Award by the National Speakers Association – North Texas Chapter in 2003. This prestigious award was given in honor of Linda’s contributions toward the promotion of the professional speaker industry and her success at increasing membership in the North Texas region of NSA.
Her community leadership in Dallas led her to giving back through the Prison Entrepreneurship Program as an Executive Volunteer in business plan development, serving on the North Texas Advisory Board for PEP and as a Guest Instructor for presenting Dressing with Influence for Interviewing, and Understanding All Generations in the Workplace. She has developed and produced storytelling events in Dallas through Truth & Daring Open Mic, After the Slammer: Story Slam for PEP and is starting Tell Me More Stories: A Spoken Word Talent Show debuting March 18, 2017.
Over time in the career market Linda found the colors people wear can mean the difference between a promotion, closing a deal, being influential and losing them all. This motivated Linda to write the book, COLOR NATION: The Power of Color in Business and Leadership. Currently she is working to update to her first book, My Closet/My Boutique: How to Organize Your Image.