A UNIQUE BACKGROUND COMBINING BUSINESS, EDUCATION
Leslie Lampe Long has more than
20 years of experience in marketing and sales in telecommunications, software, manufacturing and advertising. Her career shows
a progression that is a non-linear, unconventional series of transitions that nevertheless build one upon the other. She has achieved two masters degrees in psychology- educational and counseling.
initial 9-year career as a teacher, Leslie began her business career in sales as an account executive at MCI Telecommunications.
Her performance in sales earned her the #1 sales ranking nationally, and a promotion to divisional sales manager
of a team of 40 sales reps. Leslie was then recruited to run national account customer education, educating large
corporate customers about the rapidly changing telecom market.
Leslie entered marketing as a public relations manager, and went on to manage value-added reseller marketing and
channel marketing for MCI Mail, the first public electronic mail service. She went on to become Director
of Sales Development, responsible for national sales training at MCI- 2500 reps.
Leslie moved on to the newly competitive arm of the Bell System, Lucent Technologies.
There she served as Director of Channel Marketing for Lucent’s Data Communications Division.
With her experience in corporate marketing, Leslie was ready to launch her own management
consulting business. There she earned long term contracts with AT&T Canada in channel marketing and Xerox Corporation
as a sales productivity coach.
in management consulting, Leslie was recruited by an advertising agency in New York City to join the B2B brand planning team
as Senior Vice President. After 9/11 in NYC, she assumed the position of head of human resources for the
ad agency, responsible for all hiring, on-boarding, and productivity coaching. The experience of counseling employees through
the experience of 9/11, recommitted Leslie to pursuing her career as a psychologist. After pursuing additional education and
credentialing, Leslie launched her independent coaching practice in 2004 and her psychotherapy practice in 2006.
Today, Leslie runs a successful coaching, career development,
and psychotherapy practice where she uses her experience as an educator, marketer, manager and psychologist to help people
thrive through work and life transitions.
2008 Leslie won a national Gradiva Award for her paper, "Career Dysphoria and the Working Wounded."