Leslie Strong graduated from Ridley in 1985, before graduating from Carleton University with a degree in English. She is a certified as an Executive Coach, and has published a book titled The You Factor.
Leslie began her career transforming the way men and women communicate with each other in the workplace. She has facilitated workshops and coached individuals around the topic of communications. Once she started having children, she wanted to work less and work from home so she transitioned into 1-on-1 coaching. As her teenage children have grown, Leslie has now gone returned to working in organizations on a larger scale.
Leslie works with people to shift their mindset to provide them with different ways to look at their current circumstance in an attempt to create a powerful new way of being. She works one on one with clients, with teams of people, and has appeared as a keynote speaker.
Leslie would make a great mentor for someone looking to enter a career in communications, become an entrepreneur, or gain motivation for their current career, for a change in job, or someone looking to break into a new industry.
With more than 700 students from over 50 countries, the largest boarding programme in Ontario and the third largest in Canada, Ridley College is a truly international, co-educational, day and boarding school of the world that prepares students for the world. It has provided enriching learning and life-shaping experiences focused on the arts, academics, and athletics since 1889. Ridley’s Lower School offers JK-Grade 8, its Upper School consists of Grade 9-PG, and Ridley graduates attend some of the top universities and colleges around the world. Ridley is the onlyco-ed independent boarding school in Canada and one of only three in North America authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum programme.