Leslie K. Nelson is the founder and CEO of PIVOTAL Connections, LLC. Her diverse professional career encompasses 20-years of combined service to the United States military and federal government, and 20 years in the nonprofit industry.
Through effective communication and her experiential teaching style, Leslie excels at Preparing, Inspiring, Valuing, Optimizing, and Transforming Aspiring Leaders. She is a Maxwell Leadership Certified Team Member, specializing in speaking, teaching, and youth leadership development. Driven by purpose, Leslie utilizes her diverse professional and personal experiences to help transform the lives of adults and youth alike.
Aligned with her passion for serving youth and people experiencing poverty and homelessness, Leslie actively volunteers or contributes to multiple nonprofit agencies, private organizations and ministries that provide food, medicine, education, and inspiration to others.
A lifelong learner, Leslie holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Georgia College & State University, Milledgeville, GA. Her other educational achievements include a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, MN, as well as a Master's Certificate in Government Contracting and Associate's Certificate in Contract Management from The George Washington University/ESI International.
The following learning content is based on the books and teachings of John C. Maxwell and The John Maxwell Team learning systems. Additional content is available, to include specialized leadership and experiential topics, to meet client needs.
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EVERYONE COMMUNICATES, FEW CONNECT
becoming a person of influence
15 INVALUABLE LAWS OF GROWTH
THE JOHN MAXWELL TEAM LEADERSHIP GAME
THE 21 INDISPENSABLE QUALITIES OF A LEADER
BUILDING A POSITIVE SELF-IMAGE
EVERYONE COMMUNICATES, FEW CONNECT
LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE GAME
youth impact exploratory report/DISC assessment
Learn how to identify with people and relate to others in a way that increases your influence with them. To be a successful leader, you need to learn to communicate in a way that connects with others. This program is perfect for:
Places of worship, nonprofit agencies, and individuals
Aspiring leaders seeking to improve their ability to connect with others
Anyone desiring to build more effective connection skills
Practical and Easy Principles to Apply to Everyday Life:
Managers will see their employees respond with new enthusiasm
Parents will connect with their children on a deeper level
Coaches will see players blossom
Pastors will reach more people
Salespeople will break records
Learn the 15 tried and true principles of growth, from the law of intentionality to the law of pain, and how to apply each.
Played with 6 - 12 of your most influential leaders, The John Maxwell Team Leadership Game will help your organization improve its leadership intelligence and increase its effectiveness. It is a game-changer, and will help improve your organizational leadership skills. This program is perfect for:
Newly-formed or transitioning leadership teams
Team-building audience activity
Using John C. Maxwell's book of the same title as a reference, this course teaches teens how to build character traits and how to apply the qualities in their everyday interactions. They will also learn to take responsibility for themselves and their actions, express themselves, and handle problems and decisions when they arise.
In this interactive training, middle school students are encouraged to identify and appreciate their own unique qualities as well as the uniqueness of others. Participants will leave this training equipped with reinforcement techniques and methods that promote a positive self-image.
This course will cover 5 principles and 5 practices outlined by John Maxwell and can help anyone connect better 1:1, in a group, or even with an audience. Students who complete this course successfully will be able to develop the 5 connection principles and practices:
Find common ground with others
Capture and keep people’s interest
Inspire others through communicating and connecting
Be authentic in relationships
This game is based on the teachings of John C. Maxwell, internationally recognized leadership expert. It is designed to help teenagers recognize their ability to lead, improve their self-esteem, and learn how to serve and add value to others daily.
Every young person has a unique style of learning and growing that is impacted by their personality. The Maxwell DISC assessment will help youth identify their specific personality and learn ways to maximize their natural strengths to add value to others.
D - Determined
I - Influencing
S - Steady
C - Conscientious