Linda Page, Ph.D.

Linda Page is Founder and former President of the Adler School of Professional Studies in Toronto, Canada, and from 1992 to 2006 led the local administration of the M.A. in Counseling Psychology degree granted by the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago. She holds a Ph.D. from Princeton University and an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Adler in Illinois, where she is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. She taught social psychology, cognitive psychology, learning, motivation and emotion, and gender studies and was co-founder of the Gender and Ethnocultural Studies Center as a member of Adler’s core doctoral faculty from 1992 to 1998.

Dr. Page was a psychotherapist in private practice from 1980 to 1995. She chairs the Alliance of Psychotherapy Training Institutions, a group of educators who have proposed a curriculum for a minimum standard for regulation of psychotherapists in Ontario. In 1998, Dr. Page founded Adler International Learning (formerly Adler School of Professional Coaching) and served as its President until 2018. Adler’s Professional Coaching Program was the first in Canada to be certified by the International Coach Federation (ICF) and is the only ICF-certified program in the world based on Adlerian principles, which emphasize social justice and responsibility. In 2007, Adler and the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto signed a co-sponsorship agreement for Certificates in Leadership Coaching, a series of programs to promote leadership development among organizations, their leaders, coaches, and coaching students.

Dr. Page became an Adler Certified Professional Coach in 2002. She serves on the Board of the Graduate School Alliance for Executive Coaching, the Research Advisory Board for The Coaching Institute, and the Editorial Board for the International Journal of Coaching in Organizations. With David Rock, Dr. Page co-authored Coaching with the Brain in Mind: Foundations for Practice (Wiley, August 2009). She has published papers and is in demand internationally to present on the theoretical foundations of coaching, brain-based competencies for psychosocial change agents, and the practical implications of a shift from a mechanistic to a systemic worldview.