About Me

Launched by Linda was founded in 2011 by Linda Flores

My Mission

To inspire and empower others to discover and fulfill their potential and add greater meaning to their lives by advancing their education and careers.

My Purpose

To provide affordable and efficient career services for clients, especially career changers.

My Story

I started Launched by Linda in August 2011 when I graduated from Brigham Young University and was still unclear about where to go in my career. All I knew was I wanted to help college students reach their goals and fulfill their potential. So I began editing my friends' resumes, graduate school admission essays, and scholarship applications. Over the next 5 years, I held a lot of jobs, moved across the country, and tried 3 master's degree programs before graduating with my Master of Arts degree in Psychological Counseling from Columbia University.

Shortly thereafter, I was offered my first full-time job as a Career Counselor. Since then, I have also received intensive training in coaching and academic advising which allowed me to develop my unique style of counseling/coaching/advising (see Services). In January 2018, I began teaching my first college-level course in Career Exploration at Brigham Young University, where I currently work as a full-time Career Director for 7000+ Liberal Arts students.

In addition to working with clients and students, I have been involved in the various stages of the world of work throughout my many professional roles including writing job descriptions, interviewing candidates, and hiring/training/supervising employees. I continually seek to improve my skills and knowledge through professional development and active membership in the National Career Development Association (NCDA).

My Style

I specialize in helping individuals who feel lost in choosing a career path as well as career changers who feel stuck in an unfulfilling job. I strive to address clients' personal strengths, values, and interests to create deeper meaning and purpose in life. Mine is a holistic approach to career development, taking into account each client's cultural, socio-economic, and educational backgrounds.

I truly believe in the unique potential of each of us, which is reflected in my highly individualized style. I have a hands-on and pragmatic approach in guiding clients through setting goals, making decisions, and planning next steps. I have a strong aesthetic sense and attention-to-detail when editing all documents, with a determination to help clients brand themselves in the most professional, concise, clear, and impactful way possible. 

I also believe self-awareness and emotional honesty are central to creating full meaningful lives, so I prompt clients to explore their motives, inhibitions, and mental blocks while considering multicultural and family factors as needed.

My Brand

Launched by Linda - what’s in a name?

  • We start with wherever you are

  • We focus on upward and forward progression

  • We work together in a personal relationship of trust