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NICE TO MEET YOU!


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NICE TO MEET YOU!


I PROVIDE DYNAMIC, INTERACTIVE LEARNING experiences THAT SHIFT PERSPECTIVES, BUILD RELATIONSHIPS, AND CREATE NEW BEHAVIORS.

(And I’M grateful every day that that’s what I get to do!)

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Leslie Peters


CEO & Chief Facilitator

Leslie Peters


CEO & Chief Facilitator

Elements Partnership is a practice founded in 2011 based on the belief that people are hungry for real conversation. When we truly engage with others we unleash possibilities that we didn’t even know existed.

It’s all about human potential for me… that latent capacity that just sits there waiting to be unleashed in the world. How many times do we go to the same meeting and have the same conversation? Sometimes year after year! It’s time to get down to real work.

Through speaking, writing and training, I help individuals and organizations discover and leverage their best selves on behalf of their organizations and communities.

I’ve been executive director, development director, director of corporate relations, assistant head of school, program director, trainer, facilitator, and senior consultant. My role as Founder, CEO and Chief Facilitator at Elements Partnership is the exciting culmination of all of those experiences and perspectives. In addition to career and life experience, I earned a BA in English and MBA, both from Washington University in St. Louis.

I’m married to an incredibly talented (and patient) musician. Dan is a jazz guitarist and composer who consistently inspires me with his creativity and insight. He has a teen-aged son, Aidan and I have a teen-aged daughter, Grace. Together we call ourselves the GLAD team (for Grace, Leslie, Aidan and Dan). We all do our best to navigate the world independently and together. We also have a rescue mutt named Ginger who helps us along sometimes.


Favorite snack?

Whole grain pita chips (preferably with red wine).

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

Okay… just a couple more minutes...

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

Procrastination.

What gets you stuck?

Fear. No matter what it’s disguised as, it’s always fear.

What gets you unstuck?

Fear of regret. (Like I said, it’s always fear!)

What do you value most in your friends?

Honesty, a sense of humor, inherent kindness and the ability to see right through me.

What is your favorite movie?

Has to be Stranger Than Fiction, although Nanny McPhee and The Wizard of Oz do have specific themes that run through my life.

What is your motto?

Nothing’s a mistake until you do it twice.

If you could have a superpower, what would it be?

Equanimity – it’s actually kind of a regular thing, but, because it’s so elusive, it feels like a super power to me.

If time and money weren’t a worry, which side project would you start?

I would learn to build things (like tables and kitchens) and I would take a painting class.