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
EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS
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)