Korn Ferry
Linda Gookin

Linda Gookin

Senior Client Partner

New York

For more than 15 years, Ms. Gookin has worked with organizations to strengthen their business performance through the identification, selection, development, and management of critical talent needs. She has deep expertise in talent selection and development, simulation-based assessment, leadership and executive development, talent strategy, and team effectiveness. Ms. Gookin is also skilled at advising clients through acquisition situations to identify critical talent for the new entity.

Ms. Gookin has consulted, developed, and delivered impactful talent management initiatives across a variety of industries, including consumer products, life sciences, telecom, and financial services. She has worked globally with clients in Asia, Europe, North and South America.

Previously, Ms. Gookin worked with Mercer consulting and HayGroup. During her tenure with each consultancy, she focused on working with clients to understand how their talent strategy aligned to strategic objectives. She has extensive experience in designing and delivering selection and development systems at the executive level. Ms. Gookin is also experienced in the design and delivery of high impact leadership development initiatives, and she is a certified coach.

Ms. Gookin has spent much of her career in consulting. Prior to HayGroup she worked with licensure and certification agencies to credential individuals into careers.

Ms. Gookin holds a doctoral and master’s degree in psychology from City University of New York, Graduate Center, and a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from New York University.

Ms. Gookin is conversational in Italian.