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Linda Armstrong Kelly is a shining example of spectacular triumph against incredible odds. From high school dropout to mother of Lance Armstrong, seven-time Tour De France champion and cancer survivor, Ms. Armstorng’s story motivates people to achieve their own dreams, regardless of the obstacles they face.
Ms. Armstrong’s life is a lesson in self-determination and hope. In her book, No Mountain High Enough-Raising Lance, Raising Me (Broadway Books; 2005), she shares her life experiences as a young, single mom raising her unstoppable baby boy.
Growing up in the Dallas projects and receiving a GED, Linda Armstrong’s guiding principles enabled her to rise from an entry-level temporary job to her career goal as a global account manager with Ericsson Microelectronics. She spent 15 years demonstrating her strength, positive attitude, and survival skills.
A passionate activist and speaker, Ms. Armstrong 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.
Ms. Armstrong is proud to be a member of the National Speakers Association. She also assists nonprofit organizations with fundraising, is an active volunteer, and serves as an Ambassador for The Lance Armstrong Foundation.
Linda Armstrong was the subject of a one-hour television biography on The Learning Channel (TLC) entitled, Raising A Champion: The Linda Armstrong Kelly Story. Most recently, she 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 has 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.
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