Doreen Linneman


Doreen Linneman

The Quick Rundown

Doreen is the CEO of The Riverbend Group and Prepare to Roar.  She also co-founded three other companies. She was the co-founder and CEO of iShake, LLC, an info-tainment company that developed software applications for the iPhone and the web. Both 12th Night Mobile, a mobile consulting firm and Leadership Game Changer, in partnership with IMG round out her start-up portfolio.

Pre-entrepreneur life she was immersed in healthcare companies like Johnson & Johnson and IMS Health across operations, marketing, sales, consulting, and investor relations.

Doreen holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School and a Bachelor of Arts with pre-Med and Chemistry concentrations from Vanderbilt University. She is a Master Trainer in LIFO® Behavior and Communication Styles, and a certified Mental Toughness facilitator and trainer. She is an alumnus of Atlanta’s “40 Under 40” and is an international keynote speaker at sales meetings, product launches, universities, and conferences.

To learn about the adventure-holic side of Doreen that rounds out her impact to audiences, be sure to check out her undertakings on the Prepare to Roar page.

My Mission


I believe that you were created for a purpose. You have a unique set of talents, passions, and life experiences that are yours alone. It is my life’s work to help people just like you discover and live their life’s purpose.

I’m honored to help you on your journey. 

The History

The Entrepreneur

Doreen is the founder and CEO of three companies—The Riverbend Group, Prepare To Roar and DoreenLinneman LLC,

The Riverbend Group is an international people and organizational development company focused on management consulting, professional development, and teambuilding. Since 2002, Riverbend has applied their proprietary action-based learning® methodology across industries and functions, including specialties in healthcare, sports, and technology. In 2012, Doreen opened Riverbend’s first International branch office, located in Johannesburg serving clients in South Africa and East Africa. Riverbend’s European and Asia-Pacific clients are served out of both the USA and the South Africa offices.

Also in 2012, Doreen founded Prepare To Roar®, an adventure-based learning® company. Prepare to Roar takes leadership and professional development out of the “boardroom” and into exotic locations including Africa and Belize.

Doreen has spent two decades helping people to get out of vicious cycles and to unleash their potential and find purpose, fulfillment, and transformational change.