About Prof. Leigh
Leigh Henderson is an experienced consultant on executive performance and organizational effectiveness. Her work is centered on maximizing the potential of both individuals and their companies without sacrificing productivity or profits.
Executives, professionals seeking advancement, recent college graduates, and entrepreneurs retain Leigh as their coach in order to improve workplace performance, career opportunities, and achieve greater leadership effectiveness. Her clarity and on-point strategic thinking when addressing complex organizational and individual change initiatives on Wall Street or in a small non-profit consistently earn Leigh praise as a valued leadership coach and trusted adviser.
An accomplished speaker, Leigh is invited to present on the changing culture of organizations to a variety of audiences. Presentation topics and audiences include: “The ROI When Women are Top Executives,” Business & Professional Women International, the United Nations 50th Commission on the Status of Women; “Leadership: If She Can Do It, I Can Do It!” keynote for the American Association of University Women’s California Convention; “Respect: How to Earn it!” keynote for the Society for Marketing Professional Services’ Professional Development Seminar; “Workplace Intelligence: Effective Traits for a Long Career” at the American Language Program at Columbia University; and “The Fractured State of Women’s Leadership: Why that’s a Good Thing!” for the National Association of Women MBAs-Tulane Chapter, Freeman School of Business, Tulane University, New Orleans to name a few. She also moderates panel discussions on topics such as “Overcoming Obstacles in Life and in the Business World” during the Pearls of Wisdom Conference put on by Collegiate Women In Business at Baruch College; “How All Ages Can Get Along in the Multigenerational Workplace” for the New York City Chapter of the Employees Assistance Professional Association (EAPA); and many other audiences.
A talented writer, Leigh self-published a special report on, “Temping with Tycoons: Lessons from My Leadership Reinvention.” As Editor of Spyglass, Shattered Magazine’s e-newsletter, Leigh interviewed leaders for this global business publication aimed at top executives who break the mold. She also was a Contributing Writer for PINK Magazine, a national publication targeted to professional women. Her writing also appears in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, etc.
Leigh is an Adjunct Lecturer in the Management Department at the Zicklin School of Business within Baruch College, one of the nation’s most diverse campuses, part of the City University of New York. She earned the Presidential Excellence Award for Distinguished Teaching as an Adjunct in the Management Department at Zicklin and received her award during Baruch College’s 46th Commencement Exercises on June 1, 2011. Previously to being a Zicklin Adjunct, she developed and presented Train-the-Trainer workshops for instructors in the Continuing and Professional Studies division at Baruch.
As Co-Chair of the EAPA-Women’s Issues Committee, she was responsible for educational programming for EAP service providers. Leigh also volunteered as a career coach at The Connections Place, a job preparedness program for those with Borderline Personality Disorder. After Hurricane Katrina, Leigh traveled to New Orleans to present a training series she designed on Inside the Walls to assist members of a church plan and execute their recovery process; she continues to visit and advise the group.
A graduate of the Executive Coach Academy in New York, Leigh earned a bachelor’s degree in social welfare from the University of California at Berkeley and a master’s degree in early childhood education from Boston State College. She also is a certified Pilates Mat instructor who has taught ”Peer Pilates” classes. A native of South Central Los Angeles, Leigh resides in New York City and travels regularly to see her thirteen nieces and nephews—plus their children—who continuously teach her how to be a ‘great’ aunt.