Leslie is a consultant, coach, and facilitator with over 25 years of experience working with and in a variety of organizations including over 200 nonprofits, financial services, professional services, healthcare, and small business. Her areas of expertise include nonprofit strategic planning, organizational assessments, facilitation, merger/collaborations exploration, and succession planning and leadership and Board development. While Leslie has worked with nonprofits in every sector, she most frequently works in the social services, environmental, and behavioral health sectors.
Leslie founded Bonner Consulting, working primarily with nonprofit agencies, in 2011. She partners with a diverse and talented group of consultants who bring complementary skills, experience, talents, and perspectives to shared clients. Whether dealing with a collaborative group of agencies, an organizational system, a team, or an individual leader, Leslie serves as a trusted partner with an objective perspective. Her diverse experiences have given her strong business acumen, and an excellent understanding of nonprofit organizations and group dynamics
SAMPLE OF CLIENTS
Focus on Group Dynamics and Career Development
University of Pittsburgh
Executive Education (Business)
Carnegie Mellon University
Executive Coaching Certification Marshall Goldsmith’s Stakeholder Centered Coaching
Myers Briggs and DiSC Tools Certified to administer and interpret these Personality/Style profiles used for teambuilding, coaching, enhancing communication
Lominger’s Career Architect Competency Modeling tools
Human Centered Design Facilitation – Luma Institute
DEWEY & KAYE (Consultants to Nonprofits), Managing Consultant
Supported nonprofit executives and boards on matters of: organization strategy; succession planning; leadership assessment and development; and continuous improvement in support of achieving organizational objectives, sustainability, and growth. Taught leadership development workshops and provided team building, performance management and management skills training to organizations. Researched and authored studies on Leadership and Senior Team Development.
WESTINGHOUSE, Manager of Organizational and Leadership Development
Interim position in Corporate Headquarters of 8,000 employee international business that provides Nuclear Fuel and Services. Responsible for creating an integrated Training and Leadership Development program, succession planning activities, performance management systems, and executive and talent assessments.
BUSINESS CONSULTING EXPERIENCE
Maintained an independent consulting practice focused on working with high technology and high growth firms to build organizational foundations and strategies in anticipation of future growth.
As part of a small consulting firm I was responsible for all areas of the OD/HR practice including managing client engagements, creating tools, and ensuring quality delivery of services. Frequently assisted in Strategic Planning and Process Improvement engagements.
GOOD PARTNERS, a/k/a JOBHOUSE, Owner and President
This woman-owned small business provided consulting and training in the areas of non-exempt hiring, retention, and performance management to financial services, healthcare and manufacturing industries.
PNC BANK, Vice President, Organizational Development
Organizational Development Consultant for a business unit with over 1,500 employees. Responsible for strategic Human Resource issues such as succession planning, leadership development, retention of key managers and employees, compensation and incentive strategies. Partnered with EVP to create and introduce the Balanced Scorecard Strategic Planning concept to division.
PNC BANK, V.P., Manager, Corporate Employment and Staffing
Managed and developed a recruiting staff of 24 (with an annual budget of over $1M) that served as the centralized recruiting function for the entire organization. Gained hands-on experience in implementing a system-wide change.
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