Meet Linda, Our Newest Principal!

We’re pleased to introduce Coraggio’s newest Principal, Linda Favero. She joins us from the University of Oregon Portland, where she led student and career development programs and served on the campus’ management team as the Assistant Dean and Program Director for 10 years. Prior to her work at the University of Oregon, Linda worked in the professional services industry managing client relations and marketing initiatives for law firms, Perkins Coie and Davis Wright Tremaine. She is passionate about work/life integration and facilitating conversations about how generations respond to workplace challenges. Her research on generational perspectives in the workplace was published in the Journal of Business Communication.

Meet Linda and learn more about why we’re so excited for her to be a part of our team.

What were you doing prior to Coraggio?
Before Coraggio, I was Assistant Dean of Students and Career Services at University of Oregon Portland and prior to that was the Client Relations Manager at Perkins Coie.

What excites you about working at Coraggio?
I’ve known Coraggio since 2005 when I was the Client Relations Manager at Perkins Coie. I hired Coraggio to work with us. Once I transitioned to the University of Oregon in 2008, Coraggio volunteered their time and talents for 10 years to UO students and recent graduates during their job searches. I’ve always been so impressed with how they show up, interact and engage with colleagues, students and alumni.

Now, I’m thrilled to be a part of a talented and fun team with strong values and partnering with organizations to become their very best. I look forward to sharing my 30 years of program development and leadership experience in professional services, nonprofits and education with the Coraggio team and the clients they serve.

What are some of the biggest influences on your thinking?
Communication breakdowns are common. I enjoy working with organizations and leaders to help them communicate transparently and courageously, coaching them to both listen and respond thoughtfully to one another and their teams.

When exploring these issues, I consider a feminist lens ensuring an equal voice for all women, men and underrepresented populations. A critical issue impacting many organizations today is how different generations interact in the workplace, and how organizations and individuals navigate work and life integration issues.

While we consider critical organizational issues, it’s the professional development of our leaders that excites me. We need strong leaders for healthy organizations.

Share with our readers something that you are personally passionate about.
I’m personally passionate about supporting underrepresented communities around the issues of clean water, sanitation and hygiene in developing countries. I also strongly believe in empowering our foster youth with self-confidence. Without these basics, children don’t have the opportunity to fully develop and receive a transformative education.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
I enjoy learning about new cultures and people through traveling to new countries with my husband and having our adult sons join us when they can. I also like to run, practice yoga and tend my garden to stay healthy and clear my head. I’m happiest when friends and family connect around the table for a meal together.

What’s your personal motto?
Relationships matter—be kind, curious and have fun