As an executive leadership coach, workshop facilitator, and designer, Leslie’s passion is supporting organizations in shifting the naturally occurring cultures to ones that foster and drive leadership, inclusion, and extraordinary results. Her 20 years’ experience working with leaders and their teams provide in-depth knowledge and understanding of how human beings are designed and what supports are needed to sustain any cultural or leadership change in the workplace.
In 2009, Leslie and her business partners started Open Spaces Learning; They are known in the Canadian corporate sector as Corporate Culture Game Changers. Their commitment is to UNLEASH the Canadian corporate sector to lead the world in a ‘profit with purpose’ approach to business – ‘good for the world; good for business’. The leadership model not only shifts the current nature of the culture, it also supports organizations to sustain their commitment and their operations with a good for the world; good for business approach over time, no matter the economic circumstances. Their clients are actively engaged in self-discovery thus; changing perceptions developing skills for high-performance and profoundly shifting workplace cultures. Their clients experience an increased capacity for results by broadening their individual perspective of how they work with their teams and as a team member. When she’s not working with her business partners in the corporate world supporting cultures to move from “me to we” you will likely find her volunteering her time with individuals who, like herself, have lived experience with mental health challenges.
In 2007, Leslie made a life changing choice to speak publicly about her journey with mental illness. After ten years of hiding her mood disorder out of embarrassment, shame, and fear of judgment, she openly speaks about her experience and journey and is delighted to support organizations who have a mental health awareness initiative. She blends her experience in the mental health field, learning design and leadership. She designs mental health programs where participants are actively engaged and are discovering the information for themselves and having fun; meaning they walk away with it and own it. These are not your typical mental health presentations!
Leslie has a Bachelor of Commerce in Hospitality and Tourism Management from Ryerson University; Professional Coach Certification (PCC) from International Coaches Federation; Newfield Certified Coach designation from Newfield Network Executive Coaching school and is a CultureSync™ Approved Tribal Leader.