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‍ “The best way to predict your future is to create it”  ― Peter Drucker

Leadership Coaching on a Personal Level 


Leslie D Joynes, PhD, MBA

New York University Certified Coach

Member, International Coaching Federation (ICF)

Leadership Coach, Columbia Business School


I have served Fortune 500 clients including Du Pont de Nemours, 3M, General Electric, General Motors, Dow, and Braun AG. I work closely with global leaders in Finance, Technology, Entrepreneurship, Healthcare, Sustainable Resources, Transportation, Manufacturing, Museums, Diplomacy, Law and Conscientious Sustainability. In New York I coach leaders at Columbia Business School.


What is coaching

The International Coaching Federation (ICF) defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. Coaching differs from mentoring because it is always client-focused and draws from the experience, goals and realities of the client. Differing from counseling which often looks to the past, coaching creates a Professional Partnership focusing on the client’s present and desired future. 


How does coaching take place

How does coaching take place? Coaching is conducted in person, on Zoom or phone in 50-minute weekly sessions. In each session the ICF trained coach and the client sets the session goals and outcomes and during the fifty minute unpack the Goal, Reality, Obstacles, Options and Ways (GROW) to move forward.


Within coaching’s co-activated space, I work with leaders in ideation, goal-setting and strategic decisions to grow their careers and global enterprises especially in today’s shifting business landscape. With my clients I share insights from management and creativity to create a exciting learning environment. 


Short Bio

With 40 years international experience Les coaches global leaders, expats, and multicultural teams. A graduate of the New York University Coaching Program, Les is specialized with advanced degrees in management and the arts. He is recipient of the Fulbright-Nehru ‍Academic ‍and ‍Professional ‍Excellence ‍Award, Fulbright ‍Hays US ‍Public ‍Diplomacy ‍Awards, ‍and was Research Fellow on intercultural collaboration at University of the Arts London Centre on Transnational Art, Identity and Nation (TrAIN). He has lectured on intercultural collaboration at Columbia University, Cambridge University, Peking University and Saint Petersburg State University, Russia.

Within Coaching’s co-activated space, I work with leaders in ideation, goal-setting and strategic decisions to grow their enterprise especially in today’s shifting business landscape.“

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