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!

His Democrat Parents Donated to the Opponent of their Republican Son

Kevin Nicholson is running for Senate, as a Republican from Wisconsin.  His parents are so staunchly Democrat, they donated to his democratic opponent, rather than...

The Mexican People are Looking Forward to Better Relations with America

Incredible issues face Mexico; the wall; immigration; the cartels; the drug wars; the economy; and their relationship with the United States. I am one...

Independence Day Forever

As America celebrates Independence Day, it is a good time to look back and look ahead at where we’ve been and where we are...

Inciting Violence

Shortly after my last article about the children separated from parents who illegally enter our country, President Trump signed an order to re-unite the...

Immigrant Children: Put the Blame Where it Belongs!

This week there was a huge gaggle of geese in the Whitehouse Pressroom. The media was in a frenzy over the insensitive, cruel, inhumane...

What would happen if we all supported America moving forward?

As I was driving to work this morning, listening to the “same news different day” about the politicians and the media doing all they...

The Legacy of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Pleasure

It was a bittersweet moment for me as I recorded my last show for Season Two of Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Pleasure...

The Disenfranchisement of Law Enforcement

On March 31, 2018, NY Port Authority Commissioner Caren Turner was called to give her daughter and friends a ride home after they had been...

Late Again?

There was a recent discussion on Linkedin. I rarely have time to go there, but this caught my eye. It was titled Why Are...

Schools Inclusivity Rule Detrimental to Students

This week a Morris County High School passed a new rule that says that for their cheerleading squad, everyone makes the team or no...

The Politics of Obstruction, Destruction, Intimidation

Just when I think our politicians can’t stoop any lower, I am proven wrong. What happened this week with Montana Senator Jon Tester spewing...

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....

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.