“Lesley has been a wonderful gift in my life. Her experience and selfless ability to motivate by asking open and honest questions has allowed me to harness my ideas into coherence, then action. As fear is a given, she has helped me to maintain a healthy perspective on the process of career change, redirecting as needed, and cheerleading the whole way! I’ll always be grateful.”
-Lisa Feltes, M.M.Ed., Arts Educator
“I’m a professional event planner and found the huge variety of events I was organizing a bit overwhelming. I was planning an outdoor festival, fundraisers for non-profit organizations, large corporate events, elegant birthday and anniversary parties, and weddings. I wanted to focus my energies on one aspect of event planning, but felt confused and overwhelmed. Working with Lesley helped me focus on my strengths, abilities and talents and see exactly on which aspect of event planning I should focus; and that was weddings. Because of Lesley’s guidance, I was now enjoying the freedom of referring events to other planners that I had no desire to organize. And because I became the “go-to” person for weddings, I redirected my energies again and wrote: To Do Before “I Do”: Advice, Wisdom and Practical Ideas for Organizing and Planning Your Wedding as well as To Cook Before “I Do”: Getting You Started in Your First Kitchen.”
- Rita Smircich
“Besides your physical help and moral support, your sense of humor and gentle discipline were priceless!”
- Pam P.
“At the time I started working with Lesley, I had been unemployed for over 4 months and had lost direction of what I wanted to do with my life, both on a professional and personal level. Being unemployed for the first time in my lengthy career, my confidence level was a very low point. I was feeling that my years of experience and knowledge were no longer a plus to employers, but a hindrance to their bottom line.
Lesley has a very confident and professional manner which puts you at ease from the moment you meet her. After a few conversations, I was feeling more confident about myself and my future. Lesley is the person that has helped me decide the direction which I want my career to go and has kept me from deviating from that path. Along the way, she has been an integral part in getting through my questions, making sure I thoroughly think through my ideas, problems and unexpected situations.
Working with Lesley has been a rewarding experience both professionally and personally. As a result of her coaching, I decided to keep pursuing my career in accounting, but with great excitement have decided to switch my specialty from construction to the medical field.Lesley has been both a coach and a cheerleader throughout. I would not be as far in the process of these life changing decisions without Lesley’s support, coaching, knowledge, sense of humor and discipline.”
Judith Way and Company
“I had dreamed of having my own business since I was in my 20′s. I could see myself so clearly having success in my own accounting business but, responsibilities of the family held me back. After my kids were grown, I knew it was time to move into action but fear held me back from totally jumping in. I did not want to lose the “security” of a paycheck. I still had a home to support.
Working with Lesley, I was able to define a path that worked for me. She made me see that I could take my time but at some point, I would have to let go of my fears and fully commit myself to my goal of being self employed.
Lesley’s guidance helped me to realize that the elements of my business plan were too broad and I couldn’t focus on succeeding at accounting, which is my expertise, to expand to an area of grant writing that I hoped to succeed. She showed me that I needed to get a strong foundation established and working before I could add services that may need to be tweaked.
I am currently working on defining new short term and long term goals, and am working on a marketing plan as a result of Lesley’s services. I have successfully established a small client base. The details of my future have become more clear and I hope to be working in my business full time by the end of next year. I look forward to the continued support and knowledge that Lesley has brought to making my success a dream come true.”
-Carla Demers, Owner