The Mason 


                    We are Leaders of Our Future

An Attentive Ear and a Path Forward

Leslie D. Joynes, PhD

NYU trained Leadership Coach


  • Individual and group coaching 
  • Career management 
  • Opportunities in Change
  • Goal Setting 
  • Interviewing, CV, Pitch
  • Networking


  • Government
  • Education
  • Foundations
  • Healthcare, Pharma
  • Legal
  • Genetics, Research
  • Financial services
  • Consumer
  • Media Arts, Museums
  • Entertainment
  • Manufacturing
  • Distribution
  • Global Operations
  • Technology
  • Emerging Media
  • Energy
  • Renewable Resources
  • Sustainable Environment
  • Fashion, Beauty

‍  “The best way to predict your future is to create it” 

‍                                                                             ― Peter Drucker

The New 2020. We are each leaders of our future and are on the Level as we adjust to new working climates. Coaching creates a space of laser-focus on current leadership needs and the present climate so that leaders can:

  • Effectively plan and prepare possible future scenarios
  • Develop sound methodologies for decision-making
  • Build just-in-time solutions and identify opportunity in change

As a New York University certified coach I am working with executives and future leaders to develop their careers and mindfully navigate strategic decisions especially in dynamic and transforming social, economic and political landscapes. 

What is coaching? The International Coaching Federation (ICF) defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. Coaching differs from mentoring (which offers opinions for more experienced individuals) but instead draws from the experience, goals and realities of the client. Coaching is not counseling which often looks to the past, and instead focuses on the client’s present and desired future. 

How does coaching take place? Coaching is conducted in person, on Zoom or phone in 50-minute weekly or twice-weekly sessions over four to eight weeks. In each session the ICF trained coach and the client sets the session goals and outcomes and during the fifty minute unpack the Goal, Reality, Obstacles, Options and Ways (GROW) to move forward.

Biography: Born in California, Les is an NYU certified coach coaching at Columbia and Yale. For the last 35 years Les has contributed to management as an advisor, consultant and author. He is founder of Nominity© in New York and has served global clients including Du Pont, 3M, GE, Bayer, Dow, and General Motors. He has lectured on diversity, change and collaboration at universities in the US, EU and Asia. A scholar on creativity and global collaboration, Les possesses an M.Sc. Management from Boston University and his MBA specialized in global strategy from California State Polytechnic University. His creative training includes an M.A. from University of London; M.A. from Musashino Art University, Tokyo; PhD Leeds Metropolitan University, UK; and Post-Doctorate from University of São Paulo, Brazil. He is recipient of Fulbright US Public Diplomacy Awards for China and Mongolia and the 2021 Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Award. 


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Within Coaching’s co-activated space, I work with leaders in ideation, goal-setting and strategic decisions to grow their enterprise especially in today’s shifting business landscape.“