Linda was born in the Netherlands and she was interested in everything but teaching. In her final year of secondary school though, she found herself visiting teacher training colleges, encouraged by her English teacher who saw a future teacher in her. She finished her BA in education (English) and with 21 was the youngest teacher at a secondary school in the Netherlands. Linda has worked for various educational institutions since 2000 and has been active in Higher Education since 2006. She holds an MA and an M.Ed. and has been teaching in the field of English (and later Intercultural Skills) for over 15 years. She then had the opportunity to set up and run an International Office at Fontys International Business School, The Netherlands. This gave her the experience she needed to move on to a new challenge: setting up a Training & Development branch at HIE, an educational consultancy, in Dublin. Here she can combine her passion for education, her teaching experience and her networking skills.