What Our Clients Say About Us

What Our Clients Say About Us

"Kathy Leslie sheds light and creates possibility. Combining a keen intellect, in-depth front-line experience, and a compelling presentation style, she enlightens, motivates, and makes a positive difference wherever she goes."

Gary Marx, APR, CAE
President
Center for Public Outreach, Inc.
"Kathy -- We are so grateful to you for your time, talents, expertise and friendship. You are amazing!!! The impact of your work with us will hopefully be felt for a long time to come!!!! We appreciate your efforts and how far you have helped us come in such a short time."

Linda Buchman
Spring Branch, Texas
They say the best way to end a presentation is to leave them wanting more. Kathy Leslie leaves participants wanting more. She is an internationally recognized presenter whose evaluations are always excellent. Whether Kathy is focused on new century communication strategies, improving teacher morale, or involving parents in school achievement efforts she engages her audiences and makes them think. She is a star performer."

RL "Ozzie" Rose 
Retired Executive Director 
Confederation of Oregon School Administrators
"Kathy Leslie brings that expertise, experience and frankly, charm that can move a contentious group to a common agenda. She has a magic touch. She helped our school board focus on the things that matter most to students and the community. Our work has become more meaningful and more centered on student success."

Chuck Meyer
Former School Board Chair
Beaverton, Oregon
“An accomplished communications and public relations professional, Kathy Leslie has always been on the cutting edge in recognizing trends and embracing new and innovative strategies for reaching the public. So much so, that it has often taken years for her colleagues to catch up with her!”

Connie Blaney, APR 
Past President 
NSPRA
"Kathy, Thank you for the wonderful and masterful job you did leading our administrators to the door on the New Year. I know you are right, we will have a good year."

Cheryl Crawley
Superintendent 
Ross Valley School District, CA
“The information you shared will be very helpful to us as we, in California, face many reforms and increased competition in public education. Your experiences are very inspiring. As you can see from the enclosed evaluation forms, our members found your presentation outstanding.”

Julie A. Jennings 
California School Public Relations Association
“Your presentation on ‘Effective Communications with Families to Support Student Achievement’ was very well received. Participants appreciated the obvious time and effort that went into your presentation and the applicability to improve practice.”

Karen D. Schwartzrock 
Coordinator of Planning and Operations Human Resources 
Portland Public Schools
"The seminar evaluation respondents said you are one hundred percent excellent. They also said 'terrific information, good speaker, good visuals, well prepared, good involvement of audience.' And, that's just for starters."

Bonnie Ellison
San Antonio, Texas
"Just want to thank you again for the terrific job you did on our administrative retreat. As an outsider you were able to raise issues that would have been difficult for an insider to broach. Moreover, your finesse and good humor made the learning enjoyable and so stimulating that we continued the discussion the following morning."

Jerry Colonna, Retired Superintendent
Beaverton School District
Thank you Sherre so much for the workshop on Crisis Communications on Saturday for our leadership class! They thoroughly enjoyed it, and I know the topic was very relevant to all of them. I hope we can work together again in the near future.

Betsy Miller-Jones
Executive Director
Oregon School Boards Association
"Kathy Leslie was hired to guide our school through a complex visioning process. Kathy is a consultant you can count on to quickly and astutely analyze the needs of an organization and then develop a communication and decision-making model that works. Through her expert leadership and communication skills, she works with stakeholders to make changes for improvement. She carefully gathers information through focus groups, surveys, community meetings and staff meetings. She then crafts a plan of action that is inclusive of all points of view in getting to the end result. Kathy has my utmost respect as a consultant."

Arlene Hirsch
Principal, Ridgewood School
"Sherre Calouri did a masterful job herding 15 reluctant volunteers to spend two Saturdays in a strategic planning exercise for a service organization that preferred 'let it happen' to planning. She was organized, enthusiastic, and humorous. She kept everyone on task while ensuring that each person had ample opportunity to contribute to the discussion. She skillfully guided the group to consensus and the result was a set of goals and accompanying strategies to reach them. And it was fun, too."

Cathy Mills
Chief Sales and Marketing Officer
Axium
“Kathy Leslie is a warm, effective and gifted communicator. Her honesty and authenticity help her build community relations. Kathy’s influence brings people together to best educate our children. She works effectively with legislators, business people, school board members, administrators, teachers, parents, students and community members.”

Candace Beck 
National Distinguished Principal from Oregon
“On behalf of the Western States Benchmarking Consortium Superintendents and School Districts, thank you so much for your stimulating presentation. Your data on the standards driven accountability movement really helped our thinking.”

Tom Olson 
Coordinator 
Western States Benchmarking Consortium
"Just want to thank you again for the terrific job you did on our administrative retreat. As an outsider you were able to raise issues that would have been difficult for an insider to broach. Moreover, your finesse and good humor made the learning enjoyable and so stimulating that we continued the discussion the following morning."

Cindy Stadel
"She offered new ideas, talked directly on target...excellent points...gave practical ideas...energetic..."

Participant Comments
Lansing, Michigan
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