Someone once asked Leslie how she became qualified to be an Employee Satisfaction Manager. Her response was simply, “I have been a disgruntled employee.”
Leslie is an expert in the field of employee engagement. Her own career journey has taken several twists and turns. She has held a variety of interesting positions (such as the job where she almost accidentally killed a professional hockey player), to slinging coffee in a barista, being a registrar at a performing arts school and designing and managing websites. But it was her experience as a recruiter, a career coach, and more recently her position at JPMorgan Chase, a Fortune 100 company in the role of an Employee Satisfaction Manager where she really began to catch sight of the significant number of people struggling to find a career they could genuinely enjoy.
As an Employee Satisfaction Manager, she has helped many to improve their work experience. While working as a recruiter for a large international company, Leslie assisted thousands of people in finding jobs they desired. All of these experiences, including her work as a career coach, have honed her skills that have been valuable in helping people determine whether they should stay in their current position, or update their resume and move on. Leslie’s own journey to find the career that she is best suited for; one that is filled with enjoyment, passion, and a sense of purpose has brought about a desire to assist others in finding their way.
Leslie also enjoyed spending time as a full-time homemaker and mother where she derived much pleasure whether it was making cupcakes for her children, decorating her home or volunteering in her community. Additionally, she has triumphed over significant personal challenges that have including domestic violence, ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) and a serious health condition.
As a coach, Leslie’s depth and breadth of experience helps her work with clients as they navigate through the challenges that they face in their careers. She offers insight, courage, and support as they overcome fear, uncertainty, and doubt in making necessary changes. The writing of this book has been a labor of love as she is now able to share these step-by-step methods to help people determine where they really want to go professionally. Her ‘stop and smell the coffee’ approach is an ingredient used to help those create a career that is enjoyable, secure, exciting and one that someone can be proud of.
Life is too short to waste
it on a job you don’t enjoy
Okay, so if you want to know what type of work she did that caused her to come in contact with a professional hockey player, you know the one she almost accidentally killed – she had been working as a limo driver. In driving the team home one night from a party she was confronted by two deer that jumped right in front of the shuttle bus. When slamming on the brakes to avert hitting those cute little deer, this particular hockey player (much to the chagrin of his wife) went tumbling down the aisle, like a bowling ball. His goalie teammate (who ironically she went to high school with) actually gave her a $300.00 tip for the great ‘save’.
Why compromise your talents and financial potential in a dead-end position? Leslie has an abundant enthusiasm for all the possibilities of life and encourages people to achieve their hearts’ desires. Whether a person is overwhelmed by the demands of a career or home life, Leslie helps restore joy, purpose, and direction.
Education & Affiliations
- A.S., Organizational Leadership, Franklin University
- B.S., Marketing, Franklin University
- Certified Professional Coach, Coaches Institute International
- Certified Recognition Professional & Member, Recognition Professionals International (RPI)
- Psyche-K Practitioner, Advanced Integration
- Member, damesBOND
- Member, National Career Development Association (NCDA)
- Member, World at Work
- Career Coach Expert, Self-Growth.com