“Those years were filled with caring and interest and of course, success…”
My family’s “romance” with Lesley began a little over 20 years ago. In those days she taught first one and then another of my daughters to read and write in English. Those years were filled with caring and interest and of course, success. With both girls she was astute in her ability to detect learning problems or emotional problems. Despite the fact that the teaching came to a natural end, all of the family has remained attached to Lesley and each of us has benefited from continued warmth, caring, interest and wisdom. Lesley maintains an acute ability to share appropriate advice on a wide range of situations.
(Michal Oz, M.D.)
“Thank you from all my heart for your excellent work.”
Lesley, You helped me so much. I think the guidance you gave me in our coaching sessions will help me through many situations where I would feel things are overwhelming me – where maybe I will have negative thoughts…. Because of the coaching work we did together, I will never forget there might be another way of looking at the whole situation. Thank you from all my heart for your excellent work!!!
“She establishes mutual trust in an open and honest way.”
Lesley has years of experience teaching the learning disabled population and she has naturally transferred many of the skills she attained through that work to her coaching. She has great interpersonal skills and is an attentive, curious listener, and empathetic and supportive. She follows recognised coaching ethics, maintains strict confidentiality, explains clearly her role as a coach and provides detailed explanations – available both as leaflets and on her website – as to what a client can expect. She always invites potential clients to a free introductory session where both parties can see if a suitable match can be made between her skills and experience and the problems and challenges the client presents. She is continually reading, attending courses and working towards developing herself as a coach so she can offer her clients’ excellence. I have witnessed and experienced on the one hand, the ease with which Lesley communicates and, on the other, how she makes people feel at ease. I feel she establishes mutual trust in an open and honest way.
(Amanda Merrigan Payne, Personal Health and Well-Being Coach)
“I truly hope that our professional paths cross again in the future”
I had the pleasure of supervising Lesley and being her mentor during her teacher-training and practice teaching while she was studying for her BA in English Language and Literature and completing her teaching certification. She is one of the most enterprising, creative and hard-working people I have ever worked with. I witnessed how she cares profoundly about her students. She not only finds a way to connect to each and every one of them, but also follows up on everything her students do in order to ensure their success. Lesley is a consummate professional, she is not satisfied until she becomes an expert in whatever she does. Lesley’s thirst for understanding quickly moved her beyond the scope of the ‘regular’ classroom into the world of students with attentional deficits and learning disabilities, where she also excelled.
I have no doubt that as Lesley continues to grow professionally; she will build upon both her knowledge and her skills, and will succeed in whatever direction she chooses.
I truly hope that our professional paths cross again in the future so that I can continue to learn from Lesley and benefit from her endless enthusiasm and energy.
(Randi Harlev PhD)
“I began to succeed in starting to manage and have better control over specific areas of my life.”
I came to Lesley for coaching through a recommendation from a friend who has known her for many years. I felt I needed help since I was having difficulties organising and managing almost all the areas in my life. Through our coaching sessions, Lesley helped me calm down and organise the way I was thinking. With the help of some of her excellent coaching tools, slowly, I began to succeed in starting to manage and have better control over specific areas of my life.
Lesley also helped me realise that the difficulties in the profession I have chosen and in my work place are real for me. She helped me understand that it’s perfectly reasonable and acceptable for someone to seek help and support. It is thanks to Lesley that I chose to have a formal assessment for ADHD. It’s also thanks to Lesley that I am beginning to feel more relaxed and organised within myself and have tools I can use to help myself.
I highly recommend Lesley to anyone who needs help alleviating the storms they may have inside their heads. (Noa B.)
“Highly recommend Lesley to anyone considering coaching.”
I have known Lesley Lanir for nearly twenty years, three of which were as colleagues teaching together at Oranim Academic College of Education. Our paths have crossed professionally, and I always find Lesley to be at the cutting-edge of her profession, as regards thorough training in advanced methods. Lesley is a highly qualified professional instructor in English language and in remedial teaching. She holds several professional degrees and certificates and has extensive experience in teaching, tutoring, educational consultation and in coaching. She is a consummate professional, with the highest standards and dedication in her work. I highly recommend Lesley to anyone interested in considering taking coaching sessions with her and know she will excel in the field of coaching.
(Judith S. Henn PhD)
“I can’t think of ANYONE I’d rather turn to to “coach” me…”
I have known Lesley Lanir for nearly twenty years, since she was first a literature student in my classes in Haifa. She is one of the brightest, most compassionate, generous and imaginative people I know. I can’t think of ANYONE I’d rather turn to to “coach” me if I had a problem, in any area of life.
Michael C. Blumenthal, Visiting Professor of Law, West Virginia University.
“Compassionate and has excellent interpersonal skills.”
I have known Lesley Lanir since 2002 when she participated on a professional development course of mine held in Oranim Academic College and later attended one of my courses on her MA programme at Haifa University. Later we became colleagues. She replaced me as the coordinator and teacher trainer in a teaching clinic situated in an Academic college for teachers training to become teachers and assessors of students’ with learning disabilities and differences and she was invited to lecture and run a course for several years on the professional development course where we first met.
In my experience Lesley quickly becomes a valued contributing member of any group or team. I have not experienced observing Lesley in her capacity as a coach, however, after working with her and from the feedback she received during her time as a one-to-one remedial teacher and lecturer, coaching for Lesley, I would say is a natural career choice. She is compassionate and has excellent interpersonal skills and an innate need to help others. In addition, Lesley has always done extremely well both in her academic studies and practice and I do know through her teaching, lecturing and one-to-one remedial work that she is hard-working, conscientious and aims for high professional standards.
(J. K. Horwitz PhD)
“Serious, professional and creative.”
Lesley was my student at Oranim College in the education and teacher-training program. She was an outstanding student – highly intelligent, serious, professional and creative. Regarding her branching into coaching as a career move and part of her professional development, there is no doubt in my mind that she will excel at anything she sets her hand to.
(Orly Sela PhD)