Lin O'Neill


Lin O’Neill is an accomplished consultant with expertise in the development and implementation of strategic plans for businesses of all sizes and revenue levels. Working with employees, she demonstrates the incorporation of strategic plans into the everyday decisions of their organization.

She has both led and participated as a member of strategic planning teams for Fortune 100 companies, coached multiple CEO’s in strategic plan development, facilitated strategic planning as part of major contract negotiations and aided small businesses as they work to develop their strategies and incorporate this process into their day-to-day operations.

Lin’s experience spans numerous industries and includes Operations, Consulting and Human Resources. A former Vice President and Corporate Officer for Continental Airlines, she operated a $300MM division with responsibility for several thousand employees and also served as a former HR Director for TRW where she had both national and international responsibility. While living in California, Lin founded Futures Consulting, Sakred Cow Enterprises and, since returning to Texas, she founded Entrepreneurs Dallas and Entrepreneurs Fort Worth.

Currently Lin serves as:

  • Lead Faculty for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program
  • at DCCCD and for the National (Blended) 10,000 Small Businesses Program
  • DFW Instructor for the SBA’s Emerging Leaders (e200) program
  • GDHCC’s Instructor for the 2016 ScaleUp program
  • Adjunct Faculty for T.W.U.’s EMBA Program and also teaching an online course on Entrepreneurship
  • Advisory Board Member for IEEW’s Peace Through Business Initiative
  • Member of S.M.U.’s Associate Board
  • Member, Board of Governors, Tower Club Dallas
  • Board Member for ZONTA Fort Worth

She previously served as:

  • Dallas Instructor for GDHCC’s Executive Entrepreneur program
  • Board Member for the Texas Culture Change Coalition
  • Past National Board President and Board Member for CEO Netweavers
  • Past Board Member for ATW
  • Past Board Member for Alliance on Aging

Lin has a B.S. in sociology and a M.B.A, is licensed as an Assisted Living Administrator. She conducted a weekly talk show regarding career and career transition challenges for a Los Angeles F M radio station. In 2007, Lin published her first book in The Simple Series, Managing High-Maintenance Employees. Her second and third books, Leaders in Dragall the news about fake leadership and Status Quo is Not a Happy Place are scheduled for publication in 2017.