I'm sure you have lots of questions. I want to help you answer the most important question when looking for a coach — "Is this the right coach for me?"
To help you answer that, let me tell you a little about me.
I’ve been doing this a LONG time — over 25 years. During that time, I’ve coached hundreds of professionals throughout all phases of their careers. But you're not here to read my resume (though you can find it here if you're really intrigued). In the end, the most important factor in a successful coaching relationship is the same for any other relationship in your life — will we get along?
Well, I don't know you, so I can't say for sure. But I can tell you about my coaching style, the type of people I work with, and what coaching means to me. See what you think, and if you think we might get along like chips and guacamole, then let's set a date and chat. If not, still reach out — I'd love to hear from you and may even know someone who can help.
A little about my coaching style.
I've been described as a straight-shooter with a relaxed, conversational style to my coaching. Which really means, "I say what's on my mind, but I'm nice about it."
I believe in challenging my clients, because real, material growth only comes through pushing ourselves to do the impossible. Don't worry — I keep the training wheels on if you need it, and we work on taking them off when you're ready.
I love working with professionals and seeing the impact they have on their teams and organizations. Does the industry or type of business you're in matter? No — that's your expertise, not mine. What matters for me is how your business or organization depends on you as a leader, and how your leadership impacts those around you. I look more at the "how" you do what you do, rather than the "what" you do.
There is nothing more amazing than seeing the light bulb go on in a client's head — their "ah-ha" moment. What's even better is that these "ah-ha" moments are not mine — my clients get there on their own, and decide how to take that insight and put it into motion.
So that's a little about me. I hope that answered some of your questions. If you have any other burning questions, please connect! I'd love to hear from you.
Leslie has an uncanny ability to help you discover your own characteristics and inclinations. Her guidance in helping me achieve my own growth has been tremendous, and we are just getting started! She has already helped steer my business towards growth. Thank you Leslie!
AB - CEO & Restaurant Consultant
I found great value in the story telling development; this has helped me re-focus on my current leadership role.
AB- Head of HR, NGO
The story telling and beliefs development [of the Empowerful Leader] has helped me focus on improving my business, relationships, and character.
DT, Sales Professional, IT Organization
The Empowerful Leader really went beyond general principles of leadership and help me understand the connection between leadership and myself as an individual. Throughout the program I came to understand how leader ship fits with my own personal story and personal goals. Leslie got me to really think about the meaning of my every day decisions and the interactions with others, and has supported me as I’ve worked to improve the leadership skills which I feel most needed work.
JL, President Marketing Agency
Working with Leslie has been a real delight. She has a way about bringing out the best in my leadership capabilities and has helped me to grow to larger opportunities my organization. I will continue to lean on her coaching skills as my leadership team develops.
RM-COO, Equipment Manufacturing