Leslie M. Bosserman
Executive Coach + Lifestyle Strategist for Millennial Leaders and their Managers
After working for a decade in higher education and student development, Leslie launched Lead With Intention® – a boutique coaching and consulting practice that specializes in leadership coaching, customized training, and organizational strategy for clients and their teams around the world. She collaborates with a range of creative professionals from entrepreneurs launching their startups to executive leaders at Fortune 500 Companies.
Using the science of applied positive psychology alongside coaching modalities, Leslie digs deep to champion her clients’ greatest strengths to help improve how they work, lead, and live. She created a new paradigm for leading from the inside-out called Wholehearted Leadership™ that is already transforming individual lives and organizational cultures.
As a two-time UCLA alumna, Leslie graduated with her Bachelor’s in Mass Communications (B.A.) and a Master’s of Education (M.Ed.). She is also trained as a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) through The Coaches Training Institute, international leaders in Coach Training and Leadership Development.
Before becoming a Professional Coach, Leslie worked at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she taught leadership and diversity classes as well as ran a campus-wide Leadership Certificate Program for over 500 students, faculty, and staff members. She also has worked professionally in residential life and academic research at UCLA and in Public Affairs at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory under the U.S. Department of Energy.
Leslie is deeply grounded in her core values of authenticity, connection, collaboration, and creativity which she applies daily through her Leadership Manifesto. She believes that Wholehearted Leadership™ begins with service, and is personally committed volunteering locally, regionally, and internationally.
As the TEDxSacramento Event Coordinator, Leslie serves on the core leadership team and manages event logistics as well as recruiting, selecting, and training volunteers for the many local TEDx events throughout the year. She loves being able to serve as an influencer in her local community by helping spread ideas that matter.
After serving abroad for a year in Amman, Jordan with Foundation Outreach International, Leslie helped develop the structure and content for the international Leadership Fellowship Program, which she administered for volunteers abroad.
Leslie also serves as a volunteer coach for emerging female leaders through The Coaching Fellowship – an international community of coaches dedicated to helping young women who are transforming the planet reach their full potential.
Leslie’s first entrepreneurial gig was a flute and piccolo tutor in high school (she has been playing since fifth grade).
She first met her now-husband, Joel, when they were 8 at summer camp. As best friends, growing up, Joel was Leslie’s junior prom date and first kiss. Now over 20 years later, they are happily married with their first baby, Caleb, and friendly cat, Gizmo.
This mompreneur knows what it’s like to juggle multiple, competing demands and still make time for the things that matter most: self-care, spiritual growth, and quality time with family and friends.
As an avid yogi and creative mixed-medium artist, Leslie loves creating beauty and enhancing life with a little more pizzz-azzz and flare! She launched her own custom jewelry line – Third Generation Jewelry™ – which she named after her grandmother who taught her how to string pearls as a young girl.
Two of Leslie’s life goals are to travel to at least as many countries as she is years old (she’s currently tied!) and, along the way, find the world’s best sangria (so far, Portugal and Cinque Terre are vying for first place). Let me know if you have sangria recommendations or recipes!
In their first year of marriage, Leslie and Joel lived in the Middle East, where they both served in local schools in Amman, Jordan. While aboard, Leslie ran a leadership and service organization for grades 7-12 and launched the first-ever Student Leadership Summit in Jordan.
She currently is living in the Capitol City of Sacramento where she enjoys time with her extended family, supporting the local farm-to-fork movement, and exploring the great state of California!