‘Lesa has been inspirational in helping us develop branding, marketing and communications at National Theatre Wales. She is innovative, rigorous, communicates superbly and has excellent people skills. She has an extraordinary ability to bring together cutting edge practice in online and ‘viral’ communication with more ‘traditional’ insights into networks on the ground in localities. Her ability to organise and brief selection and tendering processes is also remarkable, as is her touch in organising effective launch events. I would unhesitatingly commend her to any potential client. It is both delightful and illuminating to work with her’. Phil George, Chair, National Theatre Wales.
‘I cannot recommend Lesa highly enough – rigorous, insightful, dedicated, imaginative, inspiring. A wonderful colleague and asset, she hugely influenced and shaped the start of National Theatre Wales and has been an invaluable critical friend ever since’. Lucy Davies, (formerly Executive Producer, National Theatre Wales) now Executive Director, Royal Court Theatre, London.
‘As Communications Consultant for a new theatre in Corby, Lesa was absolutely central to the strategy and process for creating the theatre’s brand. Lesa thinks strategically with a mind for creativity, which makes her a great person to work with! She clearly gives her all to any project she’s working on, is always approachable and very organised’. Tamsin Valentino, Client Services Manager, Uniform.
‘Lesa developed and implemented the brand identity and international communications strategy for Bathing Beauties: Art Meets Architecture on the Lincolnshire Coast – which achieved an audience of 10,000 when it launched in 2006 – a record numbers of visitors and worldwide media coverage for the region. The project has gone from strength to strength and expanded into a UK touring exhibition of scale models and an annual festival which engages the local community and continues to attract audiences from the UK and abroad’. Peter Fender, Economic Infrastructure Development Manager, Economy and Culture, Lincolnshire County Council.
‘Lesa is one of my most impressive and visionary colleagues who inspires everyone she works with. Her attention to detail, clear sightedness and passionate support for artists and colleagues she works with makes her a joy to work with. Completely trustworthy and talented, I cannot recommend her work highly enough, and a nice person to boot!’ Mark Babych, Artistic Director, Hull Truck Theatre Company.
‘Lesa developed the communications campaigns for Exodus events for many years and has always been a pleasure to work with. She is dedicated, organised and very thorough. She thinks creatively to develop a unique campaign taking into account the needs of each event. Lesa helped us produce effective publicity materials, secure a wide range of media coverage and attract new audiences to our events. I would highly recommend her to anyone’. Erin McNeaney, Exodus Coordinator, Community Arts North West (now Never Ending Voyage digital traveller).
‘Lesa is really open, works intuitively and intelligently and her enthusiasm is infectious for everyone’. Bev Morton, Clore Short Course Co-Facilitator and Director, The Art of Possibility.
‘Lesa recently ran a session with us on how to develop a new website for Quarantine. In a limited amount of time, Lesa helped us think about the overall strategic approach to our online communications as well as leaving us with a practical action plan to implement over the next year. I can honestly say I think it was one of the most effective and productive sessions I have spent with a consultant and I look forward to having the opportunity to work with Lesa again’. Julia Turpin, (formerly Executive Director, Quarantine & Producer, IOU) now Executive Director LeftcoastUK.
‘Lesa has recently taken on a mentoring role for me, following on from a Clore emerging leaders course that I attended. Lesa’s openness and ability to carefully reflect back what I’ve shared with her has really enabled me to explore in great depth issues that challenge me. I’ve always felt reinvigorated and inspired by the positive energy she’s passed on to me. It’s also been fantastic to meet someone who is prepared to develop their own learning from my experiences and allow a strong two-way dialogue to develop. Over the period that we’ve met, I’ve certainly felt a strong progression in my learning and approach to leadership’. Simon Bedford, Executive Producer, Hoipolloi.
‘I have worked with Lesa on many occasions in her capacity as a coach and facilitator. She is incredibly conscientious and insightful, with great integrity and attention to detail. She’s also really GOOD FUN!’ Julia Twomlow, Facilitator, Clore Leadership Programme and Director, The Leach Pottery.
‘Lesa is an expert coach and facilitator and has worked on five Clore Short Course programmes since 2009. She very quickly grasped what was required of her in the role and is now an integral member of the team. In addition to handling the needs of the participants with sensitivity and care, she is also incredibly efficient and organised and leaves nothing to chance. Lesa’s warm and welcoming persona combined with her ability to be incredibly perceptive makes her an expert coach. Watching Lesa work it is evident that she loves what she does, relishes presenting herself and others with challenges and is passionate about learning and development’. Fiona Cameron, Manager, Courses and Events, Clore Leadership Programme.