Linda Alberty Layhew

Linda Alberty Layhew

President Cultivate Excellence

​Linda Alberty



  • Master of Arts, Communication Theory- Northern Illinois University
  • Bachelor of Arts – Organizational Corporate Communication, minor in Journalism – Northern Illinois University

Current job: Chapter Operations Manager, ALPFA Chicago

What are your two top strengths? Empowering and serving others

What are your top two values? Personal faith in Jesus Christ and Leadership

What is your passion? Pursuing justice

Organizations you volunteer with:

Living Water Community Church, Feed My Starving Children, Holt International, LaHash International, and World Vision International

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”