Things that make me smile include…movement (not surprised?!) I smile a whole lot while doing pretty much anything physically active with my close friends, boyfriend and our dog. I’m a pretty smiley person in general. Given a choice, I’ll go dancing – especially 5Rhythms.
When I’m not working, I’m… stretching, dancing, hiking, camping, cooking, gardening or traveling. I have been known to be that person doing stretches in the airport or at a party. Sometimes I get strangers to join me!
What matters to me… connecting with happy, loving, creative people who also want to help make the world a better place.
Leadership Coach and Agile Workshop Faculty
Leslie works with individuals and teams teaching them how people learn and engage with each other and even what inspires people to hire someone. She has authored dozens of “Train the Trainer” materials and recently published a book on Amazon called “Deliver Workshops That Bring in Clients”, a how-to guide that offers a practical methodology for coaches, consultants and entrepreneurs who love to train or teach people, but struggle to find enough clients. Leslie has facilitated groups of 3 to 3,000 in English and Spanish using Open Space Technology, a participatory methodology that promotes self organization and personal responsibility. She has also mentored people (from university professors to human resource managers) to be more natural, confident and engaging public speakers.
Leslie’s key areas of expertise are in:
Leslie has over 20 years of international leadership experience, consulting, training and coaching in professional services firms, corporations, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and professional associations. Leslie has founded or co-founded three companies to date, and considers herself an entrepreneur at heart, always seeking to bring a healthy dose of creativity and levity to her work and clients. She has worked in Latin America, Africa, Asia and Europe and speaks Spanish fluently and enough German to get by.
Recent clients: The Aspen Institute’s Network of Development Entrepreneurs, Context Partners, The World Health Organization and The Malaria Consortium.