I am a coach, certified by the International Coach Federation (PCC) and the Co-Active Training Institute (CPCC), a trainer, (certified by the International Consortium for Agile), a professional facilitator and a published author.


I lived and worked in the United States, Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia during the past twenty-eight years. I’ve worked in higher education, international development, the arts, non-profits, entrepreneurship and corporate America. In those environments, I’ve seen what works. And, I’ve seen what doesn’t. 


People with great responsibility or authority often don’t know how to run a meeting, much less manage a team. People with great vision or intention don’t necessarily know how to communicate effectively, much less positively motivate others.


These people end up “stuck” together, literally and figuratively.


Over the years and around the world, I’ve learned how to teach people to listen to each other, learn from one another, collaborate with respect, and enjoy a shared outcome.  

Here's a summary of my professional experience: 



Twenty-seven years experience as a trainer, facilitator, coach, team leader, project manager, and instructional designer. Confident public speaker. Energetic, big-picture thinker, professional and personable. Fluent English and Spanish speaker and writer. Published author of “Deliver Workshops that Bring in Clients: A How-To Guide for Coaches, Consultants and Entrepreneurs”.


Co-founder of Paracards, 2018 - present

Founder of Leslie Zucker Training and Coaching, 2014- present

Co-founder of The Movement Movement, 2014-2019

Training Manager, Creative Associates International 2011-2014

Training Manager, Training Resources Group, Inc. 2009–2011

Director of Programming, Dance USA 2007-2009

Co-founder, Vice-President and Training Consultant, GlobaleChange, LLC, 2001–2007

Program Officer, Southern Africa Division, World Education 1999–2001

Senior Associate, Training and Development, Latin American Operations, ACCION International 1996–1999


Professional Certified Coach (International Coach Federation) 2013, renewed in 2017 and 2020

Coaching with Spirit, Level Two (The Graduate Institute) 2019
Authorized Instructor and Certified Professional (ICAgile) 2018

Entrepreneurs Business and Marketing Program (Boldheart Academy) 2014-2016 
Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (The Co-Active Training Institute) 2013

Certified Myers Briggs Practitioner (Center for Applications of Psychological Type) 2011

Master of Arts in International and Intercultural Management (School for International Training,       Brattleboro, VT) 1998

Postgraduate studies in German Language and Culture (Karl Eberhardt Universität Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany) 1995

Bachelor of Arts in Spanish (Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ) 1993

Study Abroad (Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain) 1992


English (native speaker); Spanish (fluent in speaking, writing, reading); German (proficient)