I’d love to hear your ideas on the subject of excellence and how it relates to the bigger picture of success in our careers! You can email me at Linda.Martinelli@proforma.com

"There is no such thing as a Glass Ceiling; the business world is full of infinite opportunities to succeed with the right combination of sales skills, tenacity and a commitment to excellence." Linda Martinelli

Linda Martinelli has not only overcome adversity to become a successful business owner, but she has also paved the way for other women in business. In 1998, Linda Martinelli, a single mom of three, left her high-profile position with corporate accounts in the printing and office products industry to follow her passion and own her own business.

Her favorite business topic is customer service and how it can make or break a business. The big question is… Are we losing this vital skill in the workplace and if so, how can we recapture it? Linda shares her sales skills, techniques and tactics here on America Out Loud in her weekly column.

"The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence." Confucius

My Weekly Column of Excellence!

Free and Accountable

One of the things that has bothered me in our country is the narrative on racism. Like many, I am tired of hearing it....

An Inspiration at 19

The young man who wrote the following is an extraordinary young man. His post is a lesson to us all in how to handle...

Diamond and Silk vs Facebook

I thoroughly enjoy vloggers Diamond and Silk. Just heard that Facebook is censoring them on Facebook, and they were told their “content and brand”...

Coming Soon to YOUR Neighborhood…

Steven Long is a homeless man near Seattle, Washington, who lives in his truck. He has lived in that truck for several years as...

Bill of Rights Does Not Apply Anymore?

This weekend, thousands gathered in Washington, New York, Los Angles, Denver and other cities in a march for gun control stemming from the Parkland...

One Down, too many more to go…

We finally did it! One down and many to go. We actually FIRED a federal employee. It’s a banner day for American citizens. Seriously,...

The Real Election Manipulators

This week the House Intelligence Committee wrapped up their investigation into the collusion of the Trump campaign with Russia. The results were as many...

Honor Instead of Demolition

The Broward County school district reportedly plans to tear down the freshman building at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 people were...

Scapegoating the NRA

In the wake of the Florida shooting, blame is being thrown around like rice at a wedding. There is a frenzy of finger pointing,...

Educator Shames US Military to Students

Teachers are such an important part of our children’s formative years. A good teacher can motivate and raise up a student to allow them...

Bystander Syndrome, alive and well for abused children

The recent story of the Turpin family in Lake Perris, and their 13 emaciated and abused children ripped a hole in my heart. I...

The Quality of Life in California Plummets; here is the cost of your VOTE!

If we go back to Jerry Brown’s first term as Governor, where he effectively began the bankrupting of the state with the generous pension...

Excellence Starts Here....

Linda Martinelli was the first sole female franchise owner in Proforma to qualify for the Million Dollar Club and reach Multi-Million Dollar Club status. She was also Proforma’s first female development coach and in 2005, was the first female elected by her business peers to the elite Owners Advisory Council. In 2011, Linda was named one of ASI’s Top 10 Women to Watch and earned Proforma’s inaugural Women’s Leadership Award in 2012.

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Linda is the recipient of the International Franchise Organization’s, prestigious Franchisee of the Year Award, and their Multimillion Sales Award for 17 straight years. She is also the recipient of Proforma’s Innovator Award, The Best of the Best, its Top 12 Franchises in the Country Award in 2013 and 2015, the Highest Revenue Award, with several more corporate franchise distinctions. Linda has been honored by Inc. Magazine as having been repeatedly listed on their 5000 Fastest Growing American Private Companies.

Linda consistently demonstrates a passion for helping others succeed. She is willing to share her sales skills, techniques and tactics to help others grow their businesses to help others continue to move ahead. Her favorite business topic is customer service and how it makes or breaks businesses, how we are losing this vital skill and how to recapture it. She often tells women business owners that there is no such thing as a “Glass Ceiling,” and that the business world is full of infinite opportunities to succeed with the right combination of sales skills, tenacity and commitment to customer service.

As a passion, Linda genetically breeds, raises and competes in the Bucking Bull futurity and Professional Bull Riding events. Her prize bull Ringo Kid is the current Futurity World Champion of the Million Dollar Bucking Bull Games.