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Leslie Becknell Marx has more than 30 years of experience working in and with Fortune 100 companies and in the nonprofit sector. After a 15-year career focused on marketing and innovation for IBM, Procter & Gamble, and the Coca-Cola Company, Leslie shifted her attention toward effective and ethical leadership practices. She attended theological school, became an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister, and served a congregation for four years. She now guides organizational leaders toward authentic communication, inclusive decision-making, and efficient collaboration.

She is a creative and dynamic facilitator who invites all voices to be included, honors diverse perspectives, and seeks breakthrough ideas that transcend prevailing practices and conventional thinking. Drawing on her experiences with Playback Theatre (improvisational theatre), creative writing, and deep listening practices, Leslie engages leaders to explore and discover new depths in their leadership. At Insight Experience, Leslie facilitates business simulations and role-play scenarios, teaches practical models, and guides reflective conversations that connect leadership concepts and practices to real-world impact and results.

Leslie's educational background includes a Master of International Affairs from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and a Master of Divinity from Andover Newton Theological School. She spent seven years learning, designing workshops, and teaching with the Center for Authentic Leadership and has presented at the Pegasus Systems Thinking in Action Conference. She is trained in various innovation techniques and has been a trainer at the Creative Problem Solving Institute. Leslie is qualified to administer and interpret the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and uses the Enneagram to aid in individual and team understanding.

Simulation-Based Leadership Development

A simulation designed by our team teaches your leaders the skills, mindset and knowledge they need to achieve your organizational goals.