We were looking for a unique speaker who isn’t run of the mill. We wanted it to feel like we were hearing a story, while still learning, with an approachable vibe. We got just that with Leslie. She offers practical advice that speaks to the mind and the soul. For those who enjoy takeaways, she’s written books, — some are fun quick reads, others to be used as a good reference. Leslie is real people with real experience, sharing real stories and making a real difference.

Amanda ToyCMP, CTA  Associate Director of SalesGreater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau

Leslie is a totally engaging speaker! I have had the pleasure of working with Leslie numerous times and she is the consummate professional. Always prepared, on target with the expected message and keeps the group engaged throughout the sessions. Her humor is contagious but she packs serious content for attendees to mull over – long after the event. I wouldn’t hesitate to hire her again!

Laurie KoellingRegional VP, Past PresidentGreater Lansing Assn of Realtors and Women's Council of Realtors

Charlotte Michigan’s LEAD program gives up-and-coming community and business leaders skills to grow into the leadership roles of the future. Our program facilitators are some of the best in the region — and you can’t have “the best in the region” if you don’t have Leslie Charles. Leslie is an internationally known speaker, author and facilitator and we are lucky to have her present one of our modules, Communicating and Connecting. The feedback from the participants reflects Leslie’s long-lasting teachings such as “Getting me thinking about word choice and the idea of “yes AND” instead of “yes, but.”

This is the fourth year Leslie has participated in LEAD and we look forward to many more!

Adrian BassCan Do! Leadership Pillar Chair
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Leslie Charles, CSP