Executive Mentor. Business Accelerator. Leadership Coach.
Leslie is our resident business excellence provocateur.
As an executive mentor, business growth expert, and leadership coach, Leslie puts her 25-year plus street experience and insight as a former Chief Operating Officer to help owners, entrepreneurs and executives transform their thinking and actions towards increasing top-line growth.
Leslie is passionate about the intricacies and impact of strategy and leadership on business and the people in them.
A recognized business leader with a proven track record of delivering year-over-year growth within the North American manufacturing and consumer goods sectors where she is known as a strategist, change agent and collaborative partner in making things happen within complex and competitive settings, Leslie helps client organizations to grow business in multiples over time.
She has successfully navigated through senior positions spanning Operations, Human Resources, Sales and General Management – culminating in C-Suite roles including the role of Chief Operating Officer for a multi-national manufacturer. This unique combination of hands-on expertise and experience enables Leslie to view diverse performance levers and effectively dissect business issues turning potential obstacles into opportunities for bottom-line impact.
Under her leadership, for example, Leslie created significant value for a multi-national plastics converter where she implemented a successful business strategy resulting in more than double digit profits, grew the company’s top-line revenue by 30 per cent through the introduction of multiple technologies, and successfully guided the implementation of a lean manufacturing system doubling RONA.
By implementing efficiency and quality programs, Leslie led the Canadian Operations of Levi Strauss Canada to lift their performance from the middle of the pack to a top 5 ranking in North America over 30 U.S.A. facilities and lead a project to challenge the Sales and Merchandising teams to think and execute different customer centric programs that resulted in improved profitable on selected products and services.
As a trusted advisor and facilitator for executives in small to mid-sized entrepreneurial firms and large Fortune 500 corporate companies, Leslie challenges, offers different perspectives, and encourages clients to reach for and achieve higher levels of personal and organization performance.