Linda Cruse

Humanitarian Aid Worker & Sustainability Speaker

Often described as a cross between Florence Nightingale and Indiana Jones, Linda Cruse is one of the world’s most renowned humanitarian aid workers intent on changing the world for the better. Linda is a wonderful sustainability speaker, highlighting many modern day issues that affect millions of refugees and people around the world. With a passion for adventure and desire to reach remote communities, Linda has a host of inspirational stories to recall to guests as an after dinner speaker or keynote speaker, making her an engaging and compelling personality at events.

Cruse’s story began in 1996, as a tried and stressed working mother. Driving down the motorway in the middle of the night, Linda suffered temporary blindness. The petrifying experience led to a life changing decision to lead a life of value from now on and commenced a new life that helped others. Cruse embarked on a scary yet emotionally fulfilling journey that taught skills and brought aid to war-torn refugees, poverty stricken citizens and victims of natural disaster.  Cruse’s transition to one of the most influential figures in aid work ensures she inspires audience members as a sustainability speaker.

Linda discovered problems with global charity work and found solutions. Perhaps one of the largest problems associated with aid work was the relationship between large corporations willing to help and on-the-ground charities. Cruse developed powerful partnerships between the two forms of organisation with the ethos of A Hand Up, not a Hand Out. Linda achieved this by taking small groups of senior executives to some of the most remote and struggling reaches of the globe, providing decision makers with an insight of struggling communities and thereby creating leverage for an increase in donations.

Linda’s maverick style has brought an impressive change to a number of communities and environments around the world thanks to her ability and enthusiasm to bring together people of different backgrounds to make a difference. As a sustainability speaker, Linda believes that her determination and drive to succeed has played a significant role in changing the lives of so many, something she stresses during talks to many audiences she addresses.

Throughout Linda’s career as a leading humanitarian aid worker, she has faced death on a number of occasions yet her determination to make a difference remains unrestrained. A fantastic keynote speaker and after dinner speaker, Linda is ideal for addressing corporate and social environment alike, with her stories being relatable to a number of applications in business and life.

To book Linda Cruse as the sustainability speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Linda is known to cover the following topics:

  • Sustainability Speaker
  • Be the Change
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • The Power of One
  • Leadership & Courage

“Linda makes in the impossible possible. What a great adventure!”  – Sir Richard Branson