Linda Simonsen

Linda Simonsen

Founder, CEO | FuturePeople

Linda is a prominent Australian entrepreneur with more than 20 years’ experience in recruitment, human resources, organisational psychology, Emotional Intelligence (EI) and high-level leadership.

She is the Founder and CEO of FuturePeople, an award-winning Australian engagement specialist company leading the way in employee and customer engagement solutions powered by Emotional Fitness.

Since it was founded in 2002, FuturePeople has received numerous awards, including Corporate Vision’s ‘Corporate Innovation Winner’ in 2016 and 2015, and CCW’s ‘World’s Best Contact Centre Recruitment Campaign’ in 2014.

Linda is currently on a mission to drive the employee and customer engagement conversation at the very top of the business agenda in Australia and across the Asia Pacific. As a pioneer and advocate for Emotional Fitness as the new corporate competency for recruitment and HR, Linda is frequently featured in C-level publications such as The CEO Magazine and INTHEBLACK. In 2015, she also presented at the Chief Strategy Officers Summit.

Linda is also a champion for Emotional Quotient (EQ) and engagement to be on the national agenda to address Australia’s productivity deficit. A more engaged, emotionally fit workforce equipped with high EQ will drive higher customer advocacy and boost business performance – a link Linda refers to as ‘Heartonomics™’, or the economic value of how we make people feel in today’s business world. In 2015, FuturePeople published an insightful report mapping the pivotal role of Heartonomics™ in elevating engagement at all levels of the organisation.