Linda Oglov has been contributing to the success of individuals and companies in British Columbia, Canada and around the world for more than 25 years. Linda founded Oglov Business Development Inc. in January 2000 and has maintained an active national and international practice ever since. In 2008, Linda graduated from the MBA-level Executive Coaching Programme at Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC. She has coached CEOs and executives in several different industries and also offers workshops in career transition, business development and leadership development. Her passion is for inspiring and guiding the success of others.
Having worked as a business development professional in a broad range of industries from telecommunications to major events such as EXPO 86 and the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games, she now focuses on CEO and executive coaching, workshop facilitation, business development for businesses and organizations, and economic development. She maintains excellent BC business contacts, as well as contacts from an international consulting practice that has included assignments in Southeast Asia, Australia, South Africa, Spain and the United Kingdom.
Linda worked in the business of the Olympic Games for more than 15 years. She was one of the first executives hired in 2000 for the international phase of Vancouver’s Bid to host the 2010 Winter Games. As Vice President Marketing she led the raising of record-setting sponsorship revenue as well as the international marketing strategy.
When Vancouver won the bid in 2003, Linda left the newly formed organizing committee (VANOC) to set up as a consultant to companies seeking to become sponsors of the 2010 Games, including Bell Canada, RBC Financial and Petro Canada. Linda concluded her career with the Olympics with the London 2012 Games where she worked for BT (British Telecom) for 2 years negotiating that company’s multi-million dollar sponsorship, as well as working with future company sponsors for the Sochi 2014 Winter Games and the Rio 2016 Summer Games.
Linda is proud to have served on the board of the National Music Centre, Calgary, Alberta; as a Mentor in the Forum for Women Entrepreneur's 2013/14 HSBC Mentor Program; and as a volunteer business coach for the YWCA Vancouver, BC.