Dr. Linda Groomes Walton
Dr. Linda Groomes Walton is the Founder & CEO of Achieving My Purpose (AMP), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inform, inspire and empower young women, ages 18-30 in the greater Phoenix area, to achieve their purpose through a) exposure to successful role models and resources, b) personal discovery and c) creation of an authentic life plan.
Dr. Walton has demonstrated her leadership skills in the public and private sectors during her tenure at Hallmark Cards, LGC Enterprises and the City of Scottsdale. She operated her own business, LGC Enterprises, Ltd. for seventeen years. Under her leadership, LGC established itself as an international management consulting firm specializing in the area of diversity and organizational development with clients throughout the United States. She conducted training in numerous countries including the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan and Italy.
Dr. Walton is the recipient of the 2017 Scottsdale MLK Diversity Champion Award and the Phoenix Business Journal 2015 Outstanding Women in Business Award. She is a graduate of Scottsdale Leadership, Class 26 and was named 2014-2015 Volunteer of the Year. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority where she currently serves as the chair of the International Reinstatement Task Force and recently served as chair of the International Leadership Development and Training Committee. She is past president of the Phoenix Chapter of the Links.
Dr. Walton holds a Ph. D from Grand Canyon University in Psychology, a Master of Business Administration Degree in Finance from Indiana University; and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Florida State University. She also holds a Certificate of Continuing Education from the Tuck School of Business.
Dr. Walton is the author of a book, “Lessons to Share with the Daughter I Never Had”.