Kalinda Bogue Principal, Artichoke & Owl Strategic Development Consulting
Kalinda Bogue is a strategist, advocate and brand developer who brings the art and science of strategic thinking to her clients.
For more than two decades, Kalinda worked across a range of business roles in executive leadership, as an entrepreneur, advisor and consultant creating and developing with global brands.
Kalinda’s formative experience training as a competitive figure skater provided the foundation for her drive, discipline and combination of analytical and creative thinking. She attributes these to her development and success as a leader and passion for access to sports for all. She is driven to deliver impactful results and thrives on collaborating with diverse thinkers to develop meaningful brands of products and services that solve problems, add joy and enhance the lives of people, families, businesses, and communities.
Kalinda’s accomplishments include founding a start-up in her early twenties – a successful sport skills and safety education company and globally recognized program, launching the first Disney World Inline Skating Marathon and developing an industry-wide cooperative sport national safety campaign that was awarded the Chairman’s Commendation by the US Consumer Products Safety Commission. At the Tecnica Group, she led a strategic evolution and global brand positioning of the iconic Rollerblade brand. In her role on the transition team at the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association (now SFIA), she led the strategic re-brand of the 100- year-old organization and developed a fitness industry pipeline to advance PE in schools and support legislation to encourage workforce health improvement. Kalinda also led the conceptualization and launch of the first Sports + Technology conference that created a dialogue between high-profile C-level executives and early alignment of the two industries to spark innovation.
Kalinda’s client work includes serving on the strategic development team of the Kingsbridge National Ice Center, a sports facility and social impact project in New York City, redefining the ice sports business model and repurposing a 750,000-square foot historic armory into the world’s largest ice destination. She created and launched Inline-2-Ice, which has equipped more than 5K kids in the Bronx with basic skills in four ice sports, local history and STEM concepts. She’s facilitated strategy development with teams from brands across sports, real-estate, wellness, fashion and technology.
Kalinda advocates for developing better pathways for women in business and the relationship between sports and leadership. Recently, she led a panel of executives at the sporting goods Industry Leaders Summit to explore with fresh dialogue how to increase the number women in leadership roles. As a young athlete, she helped start the first girl’s hockey team at her local rink.
A passionate advocate for the transformative power of sports, Kalinda serves on the Board of Trips for Kids, a national network of chapters that brings consistent bicycling experiences to underserved and underrepresented kids, and is a member of the Youth Cycling Coalition.
Kalinda is a Sporting Goods Business 40 Under 40 Honoree. She received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Miami where she studied Psychobiology and Marketing.