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Linda Armstrong Kelly

Single Mother of Lance Armstrong; Philanthropist & Advocate for Children

Single Mother of Lance Armstrong; Philanthropist & Advocate for Children

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Dallas, TX, USA
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Linda Armstrong Kelly Biography

Despite weathering several abusive relationships and the hardship of being a single mother, Linda Armstrong always encouraged her son to pursue his athletic goals. And while raising her boy, she displayed the toughness and determination to forge ahead through life’s unexpected obstacles that would one day prepare her son Lance to battle cancer and become a seven-time champion of the world’s most prestigious cycling event, the Tour de France.

Armstrong Kelly's life is a lesson in self determination and hope. In her book No Mountain High Enough: Raising Lance, Raising Me, she shares her life experience as a young, single mom raising her unstoppable baby boy.

Armstrong got her GED in 1970, after growing up in the Dallas projects as the daughter of an alcoholic father. After she got pregnant in high school, and was kicked out of her home. She married the father of her child, only to have the relationship turn abusive. Linda had the courage to walk away from a marriage rife with mental abuse and infidelity, and earned a real estate license in 1990. After over 15 years as a global account manager with a technology giant, she is involved in fundraising, advocating for children, and addressing issues that include teenage pregnancy and domestic abuse (lindaarmstong.com). She also works as an unofficial spokesperson for the Lance Armstrong Foundation, which has raised millions of dollars to fight cancer.

Linda Armstrong Kelly was the subject of a one-hour television biography on The Learning Channel (TLC) titled Raising a Champion: The Linda Armstrong Kelly Story. She also received the Outstanding Mother of the Year Award from the National Mother's Day Committee. Her television appearances include The Dr. Phil Show, CNN, and ESPN. She's been featured in national magazines such as People, The New Yorker, USA Today, Ladies Home Journal, and Texas Monthly, as well as many local newspaper, radio programs, and television news shows.

A passionate activist and speaker, Armstrong Kelly captivates audiences on the causes closest to her heart, battling adversity, and overcoming odds much greater than the mountains Lance lived to climb. At the core of her inspirational messages are the importance of dedication and hard work in accomplishing one's goals.

Linda Armstrong Kelly Speaking Topics

  • Listen For the Lesson

    How do you prepare Gen Y for change? As parents and even employers we know that changes in your life do not always mean things are going to run smoothly, but there is always something to be learned from adversity. Linda’s guiding principles will not only humor you but find you taking note. This energetic presentation will send you off with one or more marching orders!

  • It’s Not Where You Start but How You Finish!

    Creating the life you want takes more than luck and skill – it takes a plan. It’s a universal law: Whatever you focus on is going to manifest itself in your life. This humorous, high-energy presentation is filled with lots of stories that highlight the importance of focusing on the positive and how that can change the way you think, look and feel.

  • It is always a No! Until You Ask

    If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again. You have all heard this before but how do you apply this? Making a change also doesn’t mean it’s going to work the first time. Linda will share her stories of “hitting a brick wall”, facing setbacks…. but never giving up. Why it’s important never to quit, and why you should never take “no” for an answer.

  • NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH - My Life Story

    You will not only be captivated but also humored when Linda speaks to your audience.

    As a result of hearing Linda speak, they will have a better understanding of how they may:

    Maintain a positive attitude Improve leadership skills Achieve peak performance Create work/life balance Develop and deliver strong work ethics Set and achieve goals both personally and professionally How to turn a bad choice into a life-learning opportunity

Linda Armstrong Kelly Videos

  • Linda Armstrong Kelly on Optimism
  • Linda Armstrong Kelly Life Changing Moments

Linda Armstrong Kelly Books

  • No Mountain High Enough: Raising Lance, Raising Me
    No Mountain High Enough: Raising Lance, Raising Me

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Linda Armstrong Kelly is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Listen For the Lesson, It’s Not Where You Start but How You Finish!, It is always a No! Until You Ask and NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH - My Life Story. The estimated speaking fee range to book Linda Armstrong Kelly for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Linda Armstrong Kelly generally travels from Dallas, TX, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Kathy Ireland, Linda Ellerbee, John Wood, Shannon Miller and Amanda Gore. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Linda Armstrong Kelly for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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