About Lesley

Lesley in the Fall GardenI once told a friend that I was organizing a meet-up for introverts. She laughed and asked me if anyone would show up. Though we had a good chuckle, in reality, introverts aren’t necessarily anti-social, nor are they shy.

In fact, I believe that introverts are poised to form the next wave of leaders.

I wrote The Dynamic Introvert as a way of expressing myself and sharing my ideas with others. I’m also interested in contributing to the worldwide community of introverts, people like yourself who are quietly making the world a better place for all of us.

The contributions of introverts are often overlooked because we don’t like being the center of attention. The Dynamic Introvert is about recognizing our unique attributes and sharing them with the world.

The Dynamic Introvert is also about branding and self-promotion. If we don’t take credit for our contributions, other people will. Even worse, people tend to label introverts in negative ways: passive, shy, boring, unsociable, poor leadership material.

I believe that the only way we can make a difference in our own lives, and in the world around us, is to work together—to support each other locally and across the globe. As a community of introverts we can help each other develop our unique style of leadership.

I encourage you to use this site to stay up-to-date on the latest research, resources, and tools to help you on your leadership journey.

Though-out my career I’ve been a social worker, educator, organizational development consultant and coach and for over 35 years I’ve provided quiet leadership to health care organizations and community groups.

Along the way I also earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and a Master’s Degree in Adult Education from the University of British Columbia. I am a member of Toastmasters International and am certified to administer the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Step I and Step II.

I love writing and teaching—activities that allow me to express my creativity. I also enjoy spending time with my family and friends, reading, practicing yoga, cooking and enjoying fine wine.

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