As an international executive coach and change agent for over 15 years, Leslie supports leaders to improve individual and organizational performance. She uses researched, ‘best-practice' techniques and customises them for each client. Her specialty is in helping her clients leverage their unique abilities to create the life they want for them and their organization.
Leslie works with clients, many of whom are nationally and internationally-recognised leaders, from organisations including Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, Fonterra, Housing New Zealand Corporation, Nelson City Council, Plant and Food Research (NZ); GlaxcoSmithKlein, St John's College (UK); Baylor College of Medicine, City of Hope, University of Southern California (US) and Fidentia, Lab Epitomy (SA).
Comments from coaching clients affirm that Leslie enables them to create clarity, cut to the core issues and transform stressful, overwhelming concerns into positive, productive actions. She engages clients in finding creative, practical and effective solutions. Leslie also challenges clients to move beyond boundaries and build new models for the future. Because of this, clients are motivated to produce results faster and easier with more impact and fun than they thought possible. One award-winning company coaching initiative Leslie supported contributed to a 13% drop in employee disengagement, 4.2% drop in voluntary staff turnover and 8% rise in overall staff satisfaction for the organisation.
Leslie has a BA in Psychology, a master degree in Business and a master degree in Education. She also holds certificates in coaching, continuous process improvement facilitation, Neuro-linguistic Programming and transformational leadership facilitation. Before becoming an external coach, Leslie managed organization development and training in large, complex service organisations. She was a founding member of the Auckland Chapter of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and a member of the 2005 - 07 ICF Australasia Board of Directors. She chaired the 2007 conference that resulted in at least 90% of participants receiving value for money and a $32,0000 profit ( http://www.icfaustralasia.com/Conference2007/Programme.php ).
She is a currently on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Coaching in Organisations and has co-authored a case study on coaching for an upcoming book edited by a world expert on return-on-investment of human resource activities. She is also an international speaker and facilitator.