An intensive 21-year period of work began in 1991 when she took on cleaning the washrooms at the Goetheanum in Dornach. In January 1993 she became head of the Goetheanum’s cleaning team, a position she held up until Easter 2012. After passing an instructor examination in 2008 she started training home economics students and cleaning apprentices.
Because she had always loved her work as a homemaker, Linda discovered a different meaning in the everyday ‘chores’ and, once she started cleaning professionally, a whole new world opened up for her. Increasingly, she was guided by the question: if one can work spiritually anywhere in the world and in any occupation, it must also be possible if one cleans and cares for a home. Her research was supported by work she did with Manfred Schmidt-Brabant within the preparation group for the task of the housemother at the Goetheanum that organized annual conferences on this theme.
Linda has developed a work philosophy that can transform cleaning into caring and has paved the way for a broader view of why we clean and how we clean.
In 2004 she initiated the first international cleaning conference at the Goetheanum, followed by two further conferences in 2006 and 2008 and a Movement in Facility Management symposium in 2009.
After publishing her first book in 2011 – Why Cleaning Has Meaning: Bringing Wellbeing Into Your Home (originally written in German, with English and Italian translations following later) – Linda began to work more widely as a consultant, lecturer and seminar facilitator.
In April 2012 she became head of housekeeping at the Lukas Klinik in Arlesheim. When this hospital merged with the Ita Wegman Klinik in 2014 and became the new Klinik Arlesheim, she joined the hospital management as head of Services. Linda retired at the end of August 2017.