Among the types of projects that Leslie undertakes:
- Helping an entrepreneur engage his family in thinking about becoming a true family business that will continue into the next generation
- Working with a sibling team that is in conflict to address their issues and develop a new compelling vision and commitment for the future
- Sharing the best practices of families in business with a client that wants to be sure that she is doing everything she can to assure success in the 4th generation of her family business
- Engaging a 3rd generation family in the process of professionalizing the leadership team and developing an effective board of directors
- Working with a couple to more successfully collaborate in sharing their values as well as their wealth with their children
- Advising a 6th generation family on how to develop a family council that will foster collaboration among cousins who have become dispersed, but who share assets and must oversee them together
- Helping two partners who do not wish to continue working together to plan their exit in a way that is constructive and helps each to achieve individual goals
- Helping parents determine who should be the successor in their family business while taking care of the offspring who will not have that position.
Leslie is engaged in hobbies such as cactus gardening, collecting folk art, traveling, photography, sailing and kayaking. In addition, she has served her community on boards such as the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, the Scottsdale Cultural Council and the Pitzer College Board of Trustees. Leslie is married to Jack Salisbury and they have two adult children, Baleigh and Brett. She graduated from Pitzer College with a degree in organizational psychology and the University of Michigan with a master’s degree in psychiatric social work.