I have worked with Leslie on several important and dynamic projects. I have witnessed her lead strong diverse teams that required her to be a great manager and strong leader in order to accomplish the work required by her clients. Her ability to manage and lead the project teams is only surpassed by her ability to mentor and coach the members of her teams including her clients. The work we performed does not allow for team members to coast through the workday. The work requires a commitment by all team members in order to meet the aggressive timelines and challenging requirements of the work being executed. On any given day, team members will be challenged by the difficult nature of the work and the important personal balance required by their lives. When an individual team member presented challenges to the project team that compromised their potential work, Leslie demonstrated her great caring nature through an ability to coach the team member through their challenges.
Leslie consistently demonstrates her commitment to the team's goals by being a strong mentor and coach to her project team members. She focuses on her team’s strengths and development needs by defining a realistic perception of their strengths and development needs showing a commitment to continuous learning and self-development. Her flexibility in handling change and creative innovation create a forum for her teams to be receptive to new ideas and their ability to generate alternative ways to view and define problems.
Leslie's core coaching skills enable working within established ethical guidelines, professional standards and promotes strong client understanding. Her strong coaching capabilities promote the listening, communication, questioning, and facilitation skills of her teams and project stakeholders.