Known to her clients affectionately as "The Lion Tamer," Dr. Leslie Austin is an executive coach, trainer, psychotherapist, and organizational consultant, working with individuals and teams to effect long-lasting changes in behavior and effectiveness, and communications styles and strategies. She specializes in helping her clients learn to think and behave strategically and ethically while negotiating the often-challenging corporate politics and personalities which dominate their work lives. Her client list includes individuals, small companies, and Fortune 100 companies.
She also consults with attorneys by coaching their clients for trial appearances, and by doing client psychological evaluations with a mind to choosing appropriate legal strategies. She has also coached attorneys on their own presentation and/or interpersonal skills.
She brings to her work the unique perspectives of Gestalt, Jungian, and Core Energetics training as a psychotherapist; seven years as a Professor of communications, theater, and music; and extensive experience as a performer. In addition to a Ph.D. from New York University in Performance Studies (an interdisciplinary study of human behavior), she is a graduate of and supervisor at the four-year Clinical Fellowship Program at the Gestalt Associates for Psychotherapy, and is also a certified mediator.
She has recently attained the rare distinction of becoming Board Approved in Executive Coaching and Behavior Modification by the Society for the Advancement of Consulting.
Dr. Austin appears frequently in national and local radio, television and print media and has an extensive list of media credentials. She is currently a regular guest expert on the Headline News Network and on Court TV, most often appearing live with Nancy Grace.