About

Storytelling has become such a buzzword lately, but that’s only because we’ve realized just how important stories are. They’re how we connect with each other and develop empathy. At the core of a good story is truth, and if you shift to organizational storytelling, your truth must be found in your data. The connection between data and storytelling runs deep, and it’s the key to change management, supporting people during transition, and building truly transformational experiences.

Lesley believes in holistic student support, designing environments that encourage self-authorship, and empowering students to take an active role in their learning experiences. She is an assessment-driven Student Affairs professional with an MA in College Student Personnel and over 11 years of work experience including 6 years of professional staff management experience. Her primary areas of expertise fall into the following functional areas: Assessment, Digital Community, Orientation, Leadership, Student Activities, Event Management, Student Group advising, and Mentoring. She has also had work experience in Residence Life, Off-campus Living, International Student Services, and Career Services.

Specialties:
Higher Education & Student Affairs, storytelling, assessment & research, staff management, student development theory, learning outcomes, orientation, event planning, volunteer management, social media, virtual community building, training, marketing

I am available for speaking engagements and training workshops. Please see my Speaking page for more information.

StrengthsFinder: Strategic, Ideation, Input, Context, Learner

Myers Briggs: INFP

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