Our Story

“We believe that achieving success is only part of the story.  If you want a happy ending it must also meet your deepest needs.”  –Dr. Todd Linaman

Whether you want to expand your professional or business success or successfully overcome personal life challenges, at Relational Advantage we have the experience and expertise to help you meet your goals. 

But we know that these victories can seem hollow if you don’t also get a sense of deep meaning and purpose from achieving them. That’s why we take an all-encompassing, in-depth approach to serving our clients. 

Helping people and companies live, work and relate well since 2002.

Relational Advantage, Inc. is a personal and professional development company that was founded to help individuals and organizations turn their great potential into higher levels of growth and performance. 

To that end, we show people how to live, work and relate well by building strong, healthy relationships and organizational cultures. These, in turn, lead to greater personal wellness and happiness, professional success and business profitability. 

To help solution-focused and goal-oriented men and women maximize their personal growth and professional success, we provide high quality professional counseling and coaching services and resources. 

It’s all in how you define success.

At RAI, we believe that your true success is not measured simply by what you achieve, acquire or accomplish. It also involves how much you can experience genuine joy, meaning and purpose along the way. 

We also believe that the foundation of your success is mainly built upon your ability to clearly understand yourself and to effectively relate well with others. Once you fully develop both of these qualities, you will possess the Relational Advantage: how to live, work and relate well!


Dr. Linaman is the President and Founder of Relational Advantage, Inc. As a licensed psychologist and executive coach, Dr. Linaman provides counseling in Arizona and executive coaching to individuals and organizations throughout the United States.

Prior to launching Relational Advantage, Inc., Dr. Linaman served as the Executive Director of a multi-state network of behavioral health clinics and the Vice President of a national non-profit educational media corporation.

Dr. Linaman works with individuals, couples, business partners and corporate executives and their teams in his counseling and coaching practice. He is a national conference and seminar speaker and has authored numerous articles on personal growth and professional development topics.

He has been featured as a relationship expert on national and local radio talk shows and television news programs and is co-author of the book Lessons Learned Looking Back: Strategies for Successful Living published by Broadman and Holman. 

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology – University of Arizona
  • Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology: MFT – Azusa Pacific University
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology – Fielding Graduate University
  • Coach training through the College of Executive Coaching
  • Licensed Arizona Psychologist
  • Licensed Arizona Marriage and Family Therapist


In 2017, Dr. Linaman's daughter, Kristen, joined the Relational Advantage team after establishing a successful career as an educator.

Kristen brings her experience as an educator and counselor to RAI and offers services to adolescent and adult women and couples. She also plays a vital role in creating online course material and other educational resources.

Kristen is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She is the co-author and presenter of RAI’s Confidence in Mind: How to build and maintain unshakable self-confidence 12-week online course. She is also a regular contributor to the Relate Well! Blog as well as other RAI resources.

Kristen enjoys assisting individuals from all walks of life and approaches mental health by implementing cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavior therapies, solution-focused therapy, and other modalities. She models and implements a safe atmosphere of stability and self-respect as individuals work toward regaining their strength and confidence.

  • Bachelor of Arts in Education – University of Arizona
  • Masters of Science in Professional Counseling – Grand Canyon University
  • Arizona Certified Teacher
  • Licensed Professional Counselor - Arizona


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