Heather Linchenko

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Heather Linchenko


Heather, the eighth of ten children, was raised on a farm in Idaho. Her favorite compliments are that of having an “inordinate capacity for work,” a “genuine heart” and “a mind that must be a wonderful place to visit.” Her duties at GIVENT include taking care of all accounting matters and tracking/handling a hundred-or-so-details-per-minute in support of the great members of GIVENT in Eastern Idaho. What a pleasure it is for her to rub shoulders regularly with such giving-minded, successful, forward-thinking people, most particularly the GIVENT team.
Her favorite things to do in her spare time are to sing harmonies with her (five) kids, read inspiring books, and philosophize with friends and strangers alike, but she has also been known to skydive, hang glide, keep up with her brothers snowmobiling, and drive much too fast. Her claim to fame was–as Stephen Covey’s assistant of many years–typing up, brainstorming with him, and editing his book, Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. For the opportunity of working so closely with him, she likes to say that she gave up her degree for her education.

Her central guiding quotes: “From the closed-mindedness that won’t accept new truth; from the laziness that will accept half truth; From the arrogance that thinks it knows all truth; Good Lord, deliver me.” ~Kenyan Prayer

“Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly at first.” ~Oliver DeMille

“The thing about candy bars is that one’s not big enough if you can eat it.” ~Garfield the Cat