Meet Linda

There are about 200,000 people that die of accidental death in the United States every year. Statistics that are usually not mentioned are those that have caused the injury by accident. It is estimated that number affects one million people every year.

Linda’s story falls into the later category.


At 14 years of age, Linda accidently killed her precious, kum-by-yah singing 2-year old brother through a tractor accident.


Growing up as an ordinary farm girl struggling to find her identity she often wondered how courageous she really was. Linda asked the same questions that are asked around the world today such as What do you do when you are barely hanging on? How can a loving God let this happen? What do you do when God is silent? Through courage, an unwavering faith and perseverance, Linda discovered extraordinary answers that have become treasures she will cherish forever. With a new boldness she steps forward to tell her story to millions who need a message of hope and forgiveness in this dark hour.


His Ways are Higher, One Woman’s Journey of Self-Forgiveness Against Unbeatable Odds is her 45-year journey from barely surviving to thriving.


Linda Olson is the Founder of Made for Something More, International speaker, author, coach and CEO of Wealth Through Story. One of her greatest strengths is her ability to captivate audiences of every age with her storytelling ability. Large audiences, small groups or a one-on-one contact find their hearts drawn in and are mesmerized by Linda’s passion and inspiration as she unfolds valuable lessons through storytelling and interactive talks.


A professional with more than forty years as a speaker, trainer, counselor & coach, Linda is an expert in helping leaders and entrepreneurs break through to fulfilling their dreams. As a Marriage & Family therapist she focused on breakthroughs from the inside out. In her network marketing business, she quickly soared to the top in her company and remained there for a quarter of a century. As a well-seasoned ministry leader, she created a women’s program at a church of over 5,000 attendees.

One of the events involved hosting an annual simulcast that became third largest in the country.


Linda loves finding ordinary people and helping them use their gifts and talents to their highest potential. She empowers champions to soar.


Outside of her entrepreneur role, she loves her role as wife, mother and most of all grandmother. Linda is married to the man of her dreams, Rick Olson, since 1982. They make their home in Palmdale, CA along with their two married daughters, Melinda and Karine, son-in-laws and adoreable grandsons.