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Leslie Grossman

Leslie Grossman Leadership builds successful leaders and businesses through collaboration, shared vision, executive presence and the power of trusted relationships.  A leadership strategist, speaker, coach and author of Link Out: How to Turn Your Network into a Chain of Lasting Connections (Wiley), Grossman has dedicated 25 years to helping companies, CEOs, women leaders, and executives reach their goals and live fulfilling lives. As a Chair of Vistage International, Grossman facilitates and coaches CEO and executive advisory boards and peer groups on collaborative problem-solving. She is a member of the Adjunct Faculty at the George Washington University Center for Excellence in Public Leadership, and on

the Faculty of the Impact Leadership 21 Emerging Global Leaders Academy.  Grossman is committed to closing the leadership gender gap. She facilitates and educates women and men leaders to become aware of their differences and learn to effectively navigate the business environment together. Her workshops, keynotes and presentations are held throughout the world. A few recent ones include: Cleveland Clinic Women in Healthcare Forum; Leading with Edge for Executive Women at Long Island University; Senior Leader Program at GW; and the U.S. Embassy in Japan’s Leadership program for Women Entrepreneurs. Prior to starting Leslie Grossman Leadership, she co-founded the Women’s Leadership Exchange

(WLE). WLE was the first national conference program providing the knowledge, tools and connections which women leading businesses needed to grow their companies. WLE produced more than 85 conferences for women business owners with a diverse community of over 65,000 fans and Fortune 100 corporate partners from 2002- 2011. Preceding the Women’s Leadership Exchange, Grossman founded an integrated marketing agency — CMA / B2Women, an integrated marketing company that created marketing strategies, initiated branding programs, developed and initiated public relations and event planning. B2Women was focused on marketing to businesswomen, and trained clients to market, engage with and sell

to professional women. Grossman’s first book, Sellsation! How Companies Can Capture Today’s Hottest Market: Women Business Owners and Executives (WPE Press, 2005) helped companies market and sell to the growing market of professional women. Leading companies like American Express, Aetna, Key Bank, Capital One Bank, Best Buy, IKEA and Northwestern Mutual implemented the SELLsation strategy through training or consulting programs developed by Grossman. A leader and volunteer in many organizations, Grossman’s was active on the Board of Unleashed, a leadership program for middle school girls; Advisory Board for the Center for Women’s Business Research, the SBA National Advisory Council;

National Global Chair and NYC Past President, National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO); New York Chair, Women’s Leadership Forum and many others. Grossman also proudly accepted the Power of Collaboration Award from Impact Leadership 21 at the United Nations; President’s Leadership Award from the National Association of Women Business Owners; Matrix Award from Westchester Women in Communications; Women’s Advocacy Award, Enterprising Women magazine; the Advocacy Award, New York Enterprise Report; and Entrepreneur of the Year by Fashion Group International. Grossman received a B.A. in psychology/business from The George Washington University, Washington, DC;

attended graduate school at New York University in Counselor Education and is certified as an executive coach by Vistage International. Grossman has participated in countless leadership conferences and trainings and is a graduate of Insight Seminars, MAP (Managing Accelerated Productivity), and Landmark Education. Married to Richard Abrams, Grossman is the mother of a son and daughter and a grandmother. Based in New York City, she thrives on constant learning and connections provided by the abundance of professional resources the City offers.

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