Leslie Boyd is an ICF Associate Certified Career and Executive Coach with a wealth of experience and expertise in business and the arts. For over three decades she enjoyed a fulfilling career as a business executive, art curator, writer and community builder with a focus on the art and culture of Canada's North. Working between Toronto, Ontario and Cape Dorset, Nunavut, she managed the arts division of the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative and its marketing office, Dorset Fine Arts - one of Canada's preeminent arts organizations. When her own career moved into transition, Leslie learned first hand how thought provoking and fruitful it was to have support from an Executive Coach. The experience was so rewarding, it became the genesis of Berkeley House Coaching and her encore career.
Active listening and building trust are key coaching skills that come naturally to Leslie. She supports all stages of career development, from Millennials embarking on their first career, to experienced professionals exploring their next steps. She is also a Mentor Coach to people in leadership positions. Leslie draws from a broad range of tools and techniques acquired over years of experience and training to find the best approach for each client. Working with wisdom, perspective and good humour, she helps clients discover their strengths, clarify objectives, set goals and reach them.
Leslie's enthusiasm for facilitating change reaches beyond the field of coaching into the larger community. She holds a Masters Degree from York University in Toronto, specializing in Co-operative and Community Development in Northern Canada. She has worked with both government and not-for-profit organizations toward community and economic development within Indigenous communities, and she is currently an advisor to Canada's national Inuit Art Foundation. She is also a freelance writer and curator in the field of Inuit art.
In addition to her many professional interests, Leslie loves gardening, cooking, reading and singing. She and her husband, a professional musician, live atop the Oak Ridges Moraine in southern Ontario and divide their time between Millbrook and Toronto. Together they have four daughters and their home is filled with good food, great music and lively conversation.