Coming together is a beginning; Keeping together is progress; Working together is success.

~ Henry Ford

About Lesley & Collaborance

Lesley is an organizational development consultant, change agent and educator with almost thirty years experience in the fields of learning, leadership, decision-making and change.

She has degrees in Leadership, Organizational Psychology & Collaborative Counseling from universities in both Australia and the United States and has worked in industries as varied as retail, mining, software development, construction, medical/dental and education.

She currently teaches courses in Organizational Behavior, Change and Transformation, Team Leadership, Strategic Planning, and Systems Thinking for both Undergraduate and Master’s students at Medaille College in Buffalo.

Lesley works creatively with her clients and offers them a range of different ways to connect with each other and the mission of their organization. Her approach fosters innovative thinking, genuine dialogue and encourages the development of long-lasting and robust relationships.

Partnerships & Certifications:


Collaborative Governance:

Over the past few years, Lesley has been an excellent consultant for our school. She has helped us with implementing social inclusion initiatives, developing collaborative models and clear governance policies and procedures, as well as with mediation and facilitation. Lesley brings a great deal of experience, enthusiasm and capability to the table. She is a pleasure to work with, and has made invaluable contributions to the health of our school!

- Member of the Leadership Circle
Independent School (NY)

Organizational Development:

Lesley is one of the most insightful organizational consultants I have ever worked with.  She manages to bring form and structure without being overly prescriptive, and she has the courage to confront and address issues without judgment.  She helped members of our Board see and accept the things that needed to change and find practical solutions that fit naturally within our culture.

- Beatrice Meyer, PhD
Independent School Administrator (GA)
Executive Coach & Leadership Consultant

Leadership Coaching/Mentoring:

Working with Lesley has been a special learning process for me. During our meetings my brain was working constantly. Her comments gave me new perspectives, and created new ideas that drove me to think differently about things. Our conversations motivated me to set goals and inspired confidence that I could reach them. I have never experienced the unique benefits of this kind of dialogue before - this is definitely the power of collaboration. I am sure that she is not even aware of the extraordinary inspiration she provides.

- Noemi Szabo
Master’s Student &
Former Accountant KPMG (Hungary)


In today’s dynamic business environment, organizations need inclusive, participative processes to enhance traditional methods of planning, problem-solving and decision-making. You can’t leave this to chance. Contact me for a complementary discussion about using a system of collaboration to fully engage the skills, energy and talent of every member of your organization or community.

Contact Me
74 Pine Street
East Aurora, NY 14052

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Latest Resources

Your 2020 Vision | Creating the future you want for yourself

A "seriously playful”, creative and participative event that explores your vision for 2020 and ways to achieve it. Date: Thursday, January 30, 2020 | Time: 5:30 to 8:30 pm Venue: Ashker's Juice Bar on Elmwood Ave, Buffalo   News Flash … 80% of us will have broken...

120,000 Intentional Acts

Rather than “selling” a solution, we needed to walk everyone through a problem-solving and habit-changing process that would uncover sources of resistance to change, make the problem personal and discussable, identify a first step that was so simple that it could be universally applied, and then support the change agents by continuing to build their capacity.

Collaborance is a disciplined, practical yet playful way of working with habits and beliefs that underlie collaborative effort.

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