Practice Areas: Overall Business Analysis, Operations/Strategy Development, Project Management and Facilitation
Lesley has worked as a private consultant for more than a decade supporting large and small organizations to create operational and strategic solutions for the problems they face. Her clients and project partners have included local, state and federal government agencies, healthcare systems, construction and transportation companies, institutions of higher learning, retail businesses, and non-profit organizations, to name a few. Her approach of using a systematic business analysis, creative problem-solving skills and her project management and facilitation skills have assisted businesses in achieving operational efficiencies to realize their strategic initiatives.
Lesley is the founder of The Hawaii Business Consultancy, formerly Grant Writing and Consulting. For over 10 years she has served as the CEO and during that time has been directly involved in obtaining over $50 million in funding.
Lesley has served in various functions in the community, including the Hawaii Economic Association, for which she serves currently as Board President. She is very active in the Honolulu community, having developed a wide network of business associates and organizational collaborators on which to draw. She is an avid community activist and sought-after speaker.
Because of Hawaii’s unique geographical position, early-on Lesley developed Export University in conjunction with a Hawaii non-profit organization – a series of educational and experiential sessions designed to teach local entrepreneurs to export their products. Export University graduates have generated millions in revenue for the local economy.
Lesley holds a Master of Science degree in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in International Business. Working with clients across the globe, Lesley’s experience is multifaceted. She has supported clients in international business, workforce development and professional training. Her background in grant-writing and proposal development enables her to maximize the clients’ potential.