Linda Bramble, PhD

Linda has been studying aspects of leadership  for over thirty years. (Niagara Institute, Goodman School of Business, Athabasca University).  She has written about it, taught what she knew about it and was continuing to learn about it.   She feels that it’s a never-ending pursuit, which is why she is still excited about coaching courses at Athabasca in which leadership is an organizing principle.

She also writes scripts for animated online professional training games with a firm in Burlington, Ontario called e=mz2.    And, she loves wine. She’s written about that too (six books) — judged it, taught wine appreciation to the general public and to sommeliers.  “The study and enjoyment of wine,” says Linda, “has been a delightful touchstone in my life.”

Her other interests include walking, cooking, reading and has a deep and abiding  fascination with creativity and innovation.

To read more about Dr. Bramble, visit her website.

  • PhD Philosophy and Education
  • MSc Communications and Psychology

ESLS 669 – Strategic Leadership

MEDM 604 – Ethical Decision Making

STOA 601 – Strategic Organizational Analysis

RDLD 680 – Developing Leaders

  • Writers’ Union of Canada
  • Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada
  • Books (7) with various themes including wine, food, travel, local history and leadership
  • Associate, then Director of Values Programs for The Niagara Institute (1981-1994)
  • Brock University, Faculty of Education (philosophy and education) (1974-1979)
  • Concordia University, Faculty of Education (philosophy and education)  (1979 – 1981)
  • Brock University, Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute and adjunct with Faculty of Business (1997-2005)
  • Broadcaster and journalist

Other courses developed and taught (for various institutions):

  • Leadership and Vision
  • Leadership and Creativity
  • Leadership and Ethics
  • Creativity and the Entrepreneur
  • Philosophy of Empirical Research
  • Theories of Education
  • Excellence in Sales and Service


  • Athabasca University 2017 Dean’s Award for Coaching Excellence
  • Business Person of the Year (2001)
  • Woman of the Year in Gastronomy (2002)
  • Lifetime Achievement for Contributions to the Ontario Wine Industry (2008)
  • Wine Educator of the Year (2010)
  • Wine Journalist of the Year (2010)

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