The phrase "we make clients wildly successful" began with a client describing the Leslie Marquard effect. Her way with questions and on-target guidance have created a global fan base of leaders and organizations that use her to help them set, refine, and reach stunning new goals.
Under Leslie's guidance, for example, the U.S. government formed public/private partnerships with owners of critical infrastructures. A major Midwest region re-branded its image nationally. A university president overhauled the school to serve an entirely new population. Four wholly-owned subsidiaries formed one employee-absence management company. A big-three automaker designed a global-sourcing alliance to produce power trains. The brick industry's national association built its marketing strategy.
Leslie had earlier worked with Ernst & Young's Chicago-based think tank, where she helped the world's largest retailer develop its first enterprise strategy, saved $150 million for a consumer products company, and helped a trusted national non-profit quietly overhaul both its strategy and leadership.
Leslie's vast experience also covers education, utilities, textiles, pharmaceuticals, aerospace and defense, insurance, banking, music, and healthcare. She earned her BS degree from Louisiana State University and her executive coach certification from Georgetown University.