About Linda Hayman

LinkedInLinda is an experienced Development and Mentor Coach accredited with the International Coach Federation (PCC). She is also a Registered Clinical Hypnotherapist, certified NLP Master Practitioner and a PRINCE2® Practitioner in Project Management.


After spending most of my corporate working life in the United Kingdom, I decided to move back home to the USA, the country of my birth, to be closer to my family.  I was born in Upstate New York and am now living in the beautiful state of North Carolina.  I travel back and forth to the U.K. on a regular basis.

I first experienced having a coach when I was participating in a management development course many years ago. At that time, I was juggling a full-time professional career, bringing up two children and coping with frequent, debilitating migraine headaches. My husband worked away a great deal, which made things challenging.

My coach helped me to stand back and really evaluate how things were going; to understand what choices I actually had, and to believe that change was possible to make my life much better. Instead of continuing to soldier on in my uncomfortable “comfort zone”, I changed my view of what I wanted from life and who I wanted to be. And I started taking steps to make positive changes with the support of my coach…small steps at first, and then big steps. One of those big steps was to take the leap from my corporate world into starting my own business, Blue River Coaching.

As I coach, I have been privileged to work with many clients helping them overcome obstacles, discover new choices and take action to lead happier, healthier lives. I have also worked with business leaders and teams in small to medium businesses as well as large corporations to help clarify goals, improve communication, and build cohesive teams.

In June 2016, I helped to co-found Audacious Intenational.  Audacious is a team of accredited Coaches with a passion for learning & growth.  We work with individuals and organisations to help them tackle challenges, explore options, build positive momentum and achieve their desired change.

My previous background includes extensive work in project management for global, corporate organisations. During that time, I coached and mentored many project managers and team leaders.  I also delivered multi-million pound projects from start-up to closedown, managing cross-cultural teams located around the world.

I am accredited with the International Coach Federation as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) as well as a Mentor Coach. In addition, I hold the following qualifications:

  • Registered Clinical Hypnotherapist
  • Certified NLP Master Practitioner
  • PRINCE2® Practitioner in Project Management
  • BA (Hons) 





I am also registered with Life Coach Directory.

Here is an example of what people say about working with me:

“Linda’s coaching has been life changing.  Linda was very patient in helping me move past several inner demons that I was avoiding and as a result, I am in a better position to move forward in my life. She has helped me step back and look at underlying causes and issues and, using NLP, given me some helpful tools to keep me moving forward. I was being too hard on myself, and through coaching, was able to discover resources and wisdom within myself, making me feel stronger, defiant, and unstoppable. I’ve got my sparkle back!”

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From a personal perspective, I am American by birth, but have loved living in the UK for over 30 years.  I am married with two wonderful, grown-up children and love art, music, travel, and photography.

My key values are:

  • Growth
  • Integrity
  • Flexibility
  • Creativity