Leslie's focus areas include one-on-one coaching for leadership and personal development, along with facilitating Building on your Strengths workshops. Building on your Strengths coaching and workshops utilize the Clifton StrengthsFinder® online assessment along with supporting materials from GALLUP™ to insure that you and your team have the very best opportunity to identify and build on your strengths.
In addition, Leslie delivers one-on-one sales coaching programs, leveraging years of professional sales experience.
Leslie’s top 5 Signature Themes according to her StrengthsFinder® Strengths Report are:
Connectedness l Maximizer l Individualization l Relator l Learner
"My years in the corporate world have given me an appreciation for what strong, motivating leadership can mean for individuals, teams, and ultimately, organizational success. I consider it a privilege to work with people who have a desire to move to the next level through intentional development. I'm convinced of the value of mindfulness, along with developing an awareness of relational intelligence competencies, for improving the quality of relationships. I’ve seen in real life how solid emotional intelligence impacts and, in fact, facilitates inspiring leadership.The Clifton StrengthsFinder® assessment supports the change process by providing a language for what is right with people so they can begin by building on innate talent and strength."
"I found the (Building on your Strengths) workshop to be very informational. It gave our team insight into what makes each member tick. I thought Leslie did an excellent job, she was very prepared for our group session and I really like that the presentation was tailored to our company results."
Larry Yaffa, Owner – Brilar – Metro Detroit
“Building on your Strengths coaching using the Clifton StrengthsFinder™ is doing everything I hoped it would do for me. It’s helping me answer an important question; “Why do I do the things I do?” I’ve struggled with this question for quite sometime, wondering what makes me think and respond the way I do to certain situations. With the results of the StrengthsFinder assessment and coaching with Leslie, I have learned to look at things from a completely different perspective. Not only have I learned what my strengths are; I have learned how my strengths can work together. Leslie has done a phenomenal job helping me to better understand how I function, and how to apply it going forward. If you are willing to put in the time and put in the effort, this program is worth every penny.”
Adam Schlutt, President MAAC Property Services - Niles, MI
“The coaching and StrengthsFinder process for me was beneficial because it answered questions about myself that always lingered at the back of my mind. I came to the process with professional goals (could this help me identify the best new job or career change I was looking for?) but I ended up finding equal benefits on the personal side as well. The process is holistic, and I loved that part of it. It's impossible to work through StrengthsFinder and the coaching process and not have "aha" moments where you say, "THIS explains how I have always felt about myself/the situation/my job/my life." The process is data-driven, which appealed to the side of me that needs researched reasons behind why something works. The initial StrengthsFinder assessment was simple yet effective for that reason. For me, the additional element of coaching on top of StrengthsFinder is what really brought the process to life and gave it application. I liked being accountable for the exercises and for meetings with my coach. I looked forward to completing the next step in the process and learning more about it. Ultimately, taking part in StrengthsFinder and coaching became a gift I gave myself, not a necessary professional chore!”
Professional B-to-B Editor - Cleveland, Ohio
“Great (Building on your Strengths) workshop to learn about coworkers and to better understand them. Very useful information – I enjoyed how interactive the workshop was. Leslie did a great job helping us recognize our own strengths as well as those of our coworkers. I strongly recommend this workshop.”
Mike Voories – Brilar – Metro Detroit
Why Do I Coach? Simply said, when I support others in becoming successful, I'm successful as well. I believe coaching opens the door to hidden potential. Coaching can be a vehicle to move to the next level, achieve important career goals, or simply help to find a path to greater satisfaction right where you are. The coaching relationship helps others define their goals, identify talents, and use these discoveries to chart a course to a more desirable future. Greater self-awareness, increased productivity and higher levels of fulfillment, both personal and professional, are produced from an effective coaching relationship.
Coach Approach I use two platforms or “coaching orientations” for one-on-one coaching. The first is coaching with compassion using the Intentional Change Process, developed by Richard Boyatzis, PhD of the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. This platform complements the second, frequently used platform from GALLUP™ which is associated with the Clifton StrengthsFinder®.
The coaching with compassion process will move you through stages of reflection, discussion, planning and action. We will use tools to facilitate discovery and learning. Some tools are designed to simplify looking inward, while others are used to plan and manage progress. The process will be unique to you, your needs, goals and style. To better understand what the process looks like, here is the basic framework:
Ideal World – We start with looking at your ideals – who and where you’d like to be. Ideals for your future are based on best-case scenario thinking for your life in the area or areas you want to change and develop (personal, work or both).
Real World – This describes who and where you are now. We evaluate what’s real and true today so we can accurately gauge the gap between your real and ideal worlds.
Crafting a Plan – Based on the space between where you are and where you want to be, you begin to outline steps that will close the gap by building on your strengths. This is positive, intentional development to achieve goals through a growing awareness of what’s already right in you and your life! Optional: This is the perfect place to leverage the StrengthsFinder® assessment. Personalized reports from GALLUP™ provide insights into your top-five talent themes. You will gain a deeper understanding of who you are which will help you to leverage your natural abilities.
Applying Your Plan – Taking steps that will begin to pull your ideal and real worlds closer together. This time allows you to try on new behaviors and build awareness of how this change suits and feels to you, allowing you to make adjustments along the way.
Living the Ideal – With committed implementation of your plan, you continue to fine-tune and achieve your end goals.
Throughout the Process – We’ll focus on identifying and building supportive relationships that will allow you to maintain the growth and development you realize through this process. Human beings are wired for connection. When we intentionally develop relationships to support our growth, everyone benefits.
Coaching – is now the right time for you? Coaching requires an investment of time and personal resources, as well as a commitment to change and development. It’s important to know when you’re ready for a change. When you identify the right time and you’re prepared to invest in yourself, you’ll find support, encouragement and caring accountability in the coaching relationship.
Coaching is not a friendship or therapy. A coach is someone who will sit in the passenger seat next to you. A coach will help you navigate YOUR path. As your coach I will help you clarify your goals, chart a course, monitor progress, adjust the course and celebrate your success.
Leslie Boomer joined the Pro-Motion team in January, 2013 as a 19-year veteran of the trade publishing industry, where she spent more than half of those years serving the landscape and snow removal industries. Most recently, she was the Publisher of Snow Business magazine, the official publication of the Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA). Over the seven years she worked with Snow Business, the magazine became the leading go-to resource for professionals in the niche market of snow & ice removal. The relationships developed over those years with the SIMA staff, association members and manufacturers, within both the green and white the industries, are a significant part of her background and experience.
Prior to her years in the trade press, Leslie was a professional vocalist, then full-time wife and mother. While at home, she built a small and successful home-based business of her own as she transitioned from stay-at-home mom to re-entering the workplace. From marketing and sales to writing and theology, she’s studied at local colleges in her hometown, including Notre Dame College in Cleveland and The Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. Throughout her years in advertising sales, Leslie earned consistent recognition for top performance, and is known for her relational and consultative style in both sales and team management.
In 2013, Leslie was certified by the Weatherhead School of Management as an Executive Coach. The program at Weatherhead focuses on the coaching orientation of intentional development for resonant (inspiring) leadership, grounded in the development of emotional and social intelligence competencies. This orientation utilizes the Intentional Change Theory work of faculty member Richard Boyatzis Ph.D., a prominent researcher in the area of leadership and emotional intelligence. In December of 2013, Leslie was also accredited to administer and coach clients through the results of The Hay Group’s ESCI, (Emotional and Social Competency Inventory), a highly regarded inventory for evaluation of emotional and social intelligence competencies, a known key factor in the most inspiring leadership performance. Most recently in 2014 Leslie was trained by GALLUP™ and has earned the rank of Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach to facilitate Clifton StrengthsFinder® assessments for one-on-one coaching and team workshops.
Passionate about the benefits of organizational health and team building, Leslie is eager to help others gain insight into critical work-life self-awareness, along with the importance of inspiring, relationally intelligent leadership. These focus areas are central to her role in the overall mission of Pro-Motion Consulting.
Away from the work arena, Leslie is an active wife, mother and grandmother. Together with her husband, Bill, (Also a Gallup-trained coach) she devotes much of her time to marriage and family ministry. They also provide couples coaching for marriage preparation with a special focus on re-marriage and stepfamily dynamics (Using StrengthsFinder® and the Prepare/Enrich Inventory®). As a team, they facilitate workshops for marriage preparation and enrichment, delivering valuable training and resources for communication skills/relationship success.