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Leslie A. Nolin-Izzo

President & CEO
Leslie's background includes a degree in Nursing, a modeling career, owner of a publishing company and  is the sales and marketing force behind our corporate success. She has assisted hundreds of organizations in meeting their learning and development needs.

Trained originally as an Emergency room nurse then in healthcare management Leslie brings her exceptional assessment, planning and implementation skills to her role in assisting our clients in defining their learning needs. She understands the challenges that many organizations have in the areas of people management, team development, effectiveness, values integration, morale and job satisfaction.  As the Executive Retreat Director, Leslieís has the ability plan executive retreats, management and employee training events and design programs that support your organizationís vision, goals and needs.

Her expertise in strategic marketing and corporate alliances has allowed The Izzo Group to evolve into one of the boutique organizational development firms on the west coast.

Many of our clients subscribe to "The Enlightened Leader" newsletter, a publication that The Izzo Group and FairWinds Press publish. This publication is one of many value add opportunities our outreach produces for our clients.

Leslie has project managed events and initiatives for organizations including: Mayo Clinic, Bayer Healthcare, Mercy Medical Center, IBM, Canada Life, Computer Guidance Corporation, TELUS, Manulife Financial, Sun Microsystems and has facilitated program marketing strategies with organizations including Association Management Magazine and INC Magazine and many others.


Yes, Dr. Izzo's partner and a mother of three...young adults - 20, 18, 14. A prairie girl by birth, Leslie was born in Edmonton, Alberta prior to living in the lush mountains outside of Vancouver, BC.

Favorite Books:

INFIDEL by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Living Like Ed - by Ed Begley Jr.

Women Who Run With the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola  

Soulmates by Thomas Moore

Shadow Mountain: A Memoir of Wolves, A Woman, and the Wild                                   by Renee Askins

Memoirs of a Geisha: by Authur Golden

Favorite Musicians---

Yanni      Jann Arden     Movie Soundtracks        Five for Fighting    Bonnie Riatt         Cheryl Crow      and whatever a 18 and 14 year old listen to!

Favorite Movies---

"Dances with Wolves"     "BIG FISH"     "The Last Samurai"    "When Harry Met Sally"    "BIG"      "Philadelphia"      "Interview With A Vampire"    "Shirley Valentine"                 "Dragonheart"  "Brokeback Mountain"   "The Devil Wears Prada"    "Blood Diamond"  "Finding Nemo"  "Forrest Gump"   "Martian Child"  

Chosen Hobbies---

Downhill skiing        Hiking       Scuba diving with my kids     Horse back riding    Gardening & Landscaping       Reading        Raising kids and animals      Yoga

Acquired Hobbies: all you mothers out there...know what I'm talking about

Talking about cars, talking about girls who are 18 and boys who are 17, chauffeuring, cooking, endless grocery shopping, laundry and debating, more debating, age-conscious manipulating, further debating, having conversations about the luxuries that every other parent allows their kids except you, curfew times, conversations about appropriate clothing, language, advances, sports, dates, tv shows and movies. I could go on and on and on!