Testimonials

Nice things people have said about me

Facilitation

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, former Clore Leadership Short Course Co-Facilitator amongst other amazing accolades; now Director of the Telegraph Museum in Porthcurno in Cornwall

“Lesa 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 it was one of the most effective and productive sessions I have spent with a consultant”

Julia Turpin, former Executive Director, Quarantine; Producer, IOU; then Executive Director, LeftcoastUK; now Acting Creative Learning Director at Manchester International Festival

“Lesa has an eye for detail, can hold the space in a room and is always ready for anything…notebook in hand”

Sara Robinson, former Clore Leadership Short Course Co-Facilitator; now Freelance Project and Production Manager, Coach and Facilitator.

Lesa is really open, works intuitively and intelligently and her enthusiasm is infectious for everyone”

Bev Morton, former Clore Leadership Short Course Co-Facilitator; now founder director of The Art of Possibility

Training

“I had the pleasure of working with Lesa on ‘Lead the Way’, an intensive cultural leadership programme designed specifically British Council with National Arts Council, Singapore.  Lesa designed and delivered sessions on Good Governance and The Brand Experience as well as co-facilitating a number of other workshop sessions.  It was clear that Lesa had taken time to research and understand the Singaporean context, which meant she was well prepared, and able to apply her domain specialism in a way that was flexible and responsive to the needs of the participants.  Lesa is both professional and fun, which meant collaborating with her was a real joy”

Ellen O’Hara, Lead Facilitator, Lead The Way

Strategic Communications

“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 makes her a joy to work with. I recommend her work highly and a nice person to boot!”

Mark Babych, former Artistic Director of The Octagon Theatre Bolton; now Artistic Director, Hull Truck Theatre

Lesa was 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, Founder Chair National Theatre Wales

Lesa is rigorous, insightful, dedicated, imaginative, inspiring. A wonderful colleague and asset, she hugely influenced and shaped the start of National Theatre Wales and became an invaluable critical friend”

Lucy Davies, formerly Executive Producer, National Theatre Wales; now Executive Director, Royal Court Theatre, London

Coaching & Mentoring

Lesa has shared some of her wide experience and learning with me in really practical ways, as well as providing a much needed sounding board”

Mentoring Client

“Lesa’s openness and ability to carefully reflect back what I’ve shared with her really enabled me to explore in great depth issues that challenge me. Over the period she coached me, I’ve certainly felt a strong progression in my learning and approach to leadership”

Coaching Client