Lesley Symons

Lesley has extensive leadership experience in large multinational organisations and small businesses alike. She has first-hand knowledge of managing teams and organisations through change and uncertainty towards outstanding achievement. This experience gives Lesley the know-how to connect with, coach and facilitate today's CEOs, senior executives, line managers, individuals and teams. Lesley's experience as a senior executive combined with her education and practical knowledge in counselling enables her to provide realistic solutions, sound leadership strategies and when required to work at a deeper level to assist with sustained individual transformation. She knows by experience the challenges that women encounter when in leadership positions. Lesley's outgoing and friendly personality enables her to instantly 'connect' with her clients, her candour and persistence allow her to challenge where appropriate. Both of these are integral in creating personal reflection and behavioural and organisational change. Lesley's leadership experience in Consumer Marketing and Retail business sectors spans some 20 years. She has worked across 3 continents with Selfridges in the UK, L'Oréal in the UK and Australia, Edgars Retail in South Africa and the Estee Lauder Companies in Australia. As a General Manager in the Estee Lauder Group, Lesley led the team responsible for the launch of the Tommy Hilfiger brand in Australia which in-turn led to her winning an International Intercompany General Management award. Lesley has a Masters in Coaching and Consulting for Change from INSEAD and is a keen runner and is based in both London and Sydney Australia.