Leslie R. Mizerak has over 25 years of Leadership Development experience in several industries. She is known for helping people connect their thoughts about what good leadership is to their actions.
Leslie specializes in Executive, Leadership and Career transition Coaching. She works with individuals and teams to strengthen leadership, management and career skills. She is especially skilled in helping clients to understand and build their capabilities in the areas of influence, emotional intelligence, team dynamics, and professional career development. She enjoys working with motivated individuals to support them in reaching their personal and professional goals.
Leslie’s coaching is substantiated by 25 years of leadership development experience. Her experience ranges from supporting those entering the workplace through future leader programs to CxO in for-profit businesses and by holding Executive positions in several not-for-profit organizations over the years.
Leslie’s approach is thoughtful and tailored to each customer & their business needs. She is certified in several assessment tools and often crafts a custom verbal 360 to generate the most targeted feedback for leadership, behavior and competency development.
As a leadership facilitator and coach, Leslie has a varied outlook on individual and team dynamics. Her view on coaching and individual/team development focuses on personal ownership. She supports the clients by questioning, advising, and acting as an external accountability partner. The Client has total personal ownership as they connect their thoughts to the actions they take. Leslie is a Professional Certified Coach(PCC), certified by the International Coach Federation.
Leslie started in leadership development 25 years ago when leadership was not a much talked about topic. Over the years she has honed her skills working as a consultant and in several internal roles as Learning or Talent Director in the Energy, Heavy Equipment, Hospitality, Real Estate, and Technology industries.
Leslie has had a seat at the table with every organization she has worked for when the discussion focused on Leadership credibility, Succession planning and preparation for Personal and Team Competency development.
Her clients are located from California to New York and several International locations; she works in-person or virtually with clients based upon need/location. Leslie uses an understanding of business practices to tie leadership development and career transition conversations to the clients’ business needs.
Education and Certifications
Leslie has pursued many certifications after earning her BA from Wilmington College and her MBA from University of Colorado.
Her certifications include:
- PCC – International Coaching Federation
- SHRM SCP and SPHR
- Certified Executive Coach from the Center for Executive Coaching
- Kouzes & Posner -The Leadership Challenge
- The 5 Behaviors of a Cohesive Team
- Franklin Covey – Leading at the Speed of Trust
- The Living Leader – Personal Leadership program
- Fierce Conversations – Accountability, Team, Delegation, Confrontation, Coaching Conversations
- DDI Training Programs
- Zenger-Miller Leadership Programs
Leslie is certified in the following assessments:
- Emotional Intelligence
- Leadership Effectiveness 360
- Leadership Climate 360
- Chally Predictive
As a Coach and advisor to leaders at all levels, Leslie is highly qualified to leverage her background to your advantage in executive coaching, corporate and organizational leadership development, management training, executive presenceg coaching, customer service training and hospitality training.
As a facilitator Leslie is very skilled. In a recent workshop she was able to navigate a varied group of through a two day agenda and keep all involved and interested. The workshop was well received and resulted in positive outcome.
D.B. – Director, Energy Company, Houston, TX
Lead Coach Mentor is in business with a singular focus: Helping people connect their thoughts about what good leadership to their actions.
Member of the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce.
Listen to Noomi’s interview with Leslie.