Dr. Linda D. Woodard, CWDP, GCDFI, CCSP, CPRW

I am just a professional who wants to offer other professionals quality PD opportunities and assist agencies in developing training for their constituents!


I consider myself a “bent arrow” in that I started my career as a mechanical engineer and ultimately moved to training/education — and love it!!!! The LDW Group LLC is my passion work. I absolutely love helping workforce and career development practitioners hone their skills so that they can better serve their customers.  This wonderful company also allows me to be mobile and conduct the training that I love to do. So world, here I am!!!!


My company is listed as an MBE-certified company with the state of Ohio, a registered business in the state of Florida, and a WBE, MBE, and SBE with the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District.  The LDW Group LLC serves as the contracted One-Stop Operator for CareerSource Northeast Florida Region 8 comprehensive American Job Center. The LDW Group LLC serves as the Workforce Development Consultant for Jacksonville Housing Authority’s Jobs Plus Program and a workforce development trainer for the Ohio Department of Workforce Development.


I am listed on the National Career Development Association’s National Instructor Registry and the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE) as a Certified Instructor for the Facilitating Career Development (FCD) training, in addition to being an instructor, I am a certified Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) through the CCE, a certified GCDF e-Instructor through NCDA, a Certified Career Services Provider (CCSP) through NCDA, a Certified Professional Résumé Writer through PARW, a Certified Workforce Development Professional (CWDP) through the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals, and a Certified Program Planner (CPP) through The Learning Resources Network.


As a John Maxwell Certified Leadership Coach and Trainer, I provide services including the Maxwell Leadership 360 Assessment  to help professionals hone in on areas to improve.

If you are a career development practitioner and need your Global CDF certification, interested in a career portfolio or need career coaching, or if your organization or agency is in need of professional development for your team, the LDW Group LLC can assist!