Leslie Kossoff
Leslie Kossoff

Leslie Kossoff

Renowned Executive Advisor, Strategy and Corporate Turnaround Specialist

Speaking Topics

  • Strategy
  • Management
  • Leadership
  • Organizational Development
  • Women In Business
  • Quality
  • Productivity
  • Executive Thinking

Travels From

  • CA/UK

Speaker's Fee Range

  • $7,500 - $10,000

Leslie Kossoff

Leslie Kossoff's Key Accomplishments Include . . .
Leslie L. Kossoff, internationally renowned executive advisor specializing in strategy and corporate turnaround, was cited by About.com as"One of the most intelligent and perceptive voices on executive and managerial leadership today."

Leslie Kossoff has the rare ability to effectively combine the objective elements of a situation with the passion of today's business environment to create a success orientation that is uncommon in the day-to-day stride of management. Her ability to leverage individual strengths and views to stimulate the group raises synergy to a higher level.

- Infonet

For over twenty years Leslie Kossoff has assisted clients ranging from Fortune 50 to small and mid-sized firms in a broad range of industries and sectors in the United States, Japan and Europe. Some of her clients include Fidelity Investments, Sony, TRW, Kraft Foods, Baxter Healthcare, the UK National Health Service, Seiko/Epson, 3M, Infonet and GM/Hughes.

A former C-level executive in the aerospace/defense, pharmaceutical and entertainment industries, Leslie Kossoff enjoys an outstanding reputation as a speaker, is the author of two books – including the award winning Executive Thinking – and over one hundred articles in journals including the Financial Times and CEO Magazine.

Leslie L. Kossoff's work on behalf of small and medium-sized business enterprise, has led to frequent invitations to provide written and oral testimony to the United Kingdom House of Commons Trade and Industry Committee. She is a regular guest on the syndicated Small Business Advocate radio program whose host, Jim Blasingame, cites Leslie Kossoff as "One of the top organizational thinkers for executives and business owners."

Leslie Kossoff is the editor of the blog EU Economic Engine and writes regularly on business strategy and operations specific to the agricultural sector for Horticulture Week/The Grower.

Leslie Kossoff brings her inimitable global perspective and expertise on executive success, corporate turnaround, quality implementation and more in action-oriented keynotes and seminars to large and small groups with humor, thoughtfulness and challenge. Participants walk out knowing what to do, what the risks are, how to avoid them and knowing that they can – and will – create success for themselves and their enterprise.

More About Leslie L. Kossoff . . .
Leslie Kossoff is a founding Board member of the Global Women's Leadership Center at Santa Clara University's Leavey School of Business, serves on the Advisory Council of the Russia Research Network, is the former director of the Institute for Quality and Productivity Improvement at California State University, Long Beach, has served as a member of the Judges Panel for the Sterling Award for Quality in California and is included in Who's Who Registry of Global Leaders, among others.

During Leslie Kossoff's association with Dr. W. Edwards Deming - the quality management expert credited with turning around Japanese and Western industry during the latter half of the last century - he declared her "Quite simply one of the best at implementation."

Leslie Kossoff is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts and a Freeman of the City of London.

Suggested Keynote Programs
  • How to Manage, Lead, and Get the Best from Everybody
  • Using Customer Knowledge to Create New Markets
  • Executive Thinking
  • From Manager to Leader
What People Are Saying

"Less Kossoff is quite simply one of the best at implementation."

— Dr. W. Edwards Deming
Founder of the Quality Movement

"Leslie Kossoff is a highly professional speaker who motivates the audience with her vast experience and knowledgeable and easy style. Delegates raved about her presentation, all commenting on how much was learned from her sound practical advice in achieving executive success. I have no hesitation in recommending Leslie Kossoff as a first-rate speaker who will make a significant contribution to any conference programme."

Mary Brown
Events Director
Haymarket Publishing Group, UK

"The guidance Leslie Kossoff provided in her presentation helped establish and foster a spirit of cooperation and communication which we wouldn't have achieved without her assistance—and which is particularly critical at this moment in time."

Jeffrey Gooding
Director of Human Resources
United States Navy

"Nobody can surpass Leslie Kossoff's presentation in terms of what we learned and how much the audience enjoyed hearing what she had to say. Leslie had the highest evaluations of all the speakers over the two days!"

Judith K. Russo
Event Coordinator
Associated Travel Services, Inc.

"The feedback was overwhelmingly positive. Participants consistently praised Leslie's thorough knowledge and practical advice."

Jane Ballbach
Program Chair
Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)