Ad Lounge, an organization serving the marketing, advertising, digital media, and communication communities, runs its annual ‘Next Gen Dinner’ series to help the best and brightest grads connect with industry leaders.
Every year, hundreds of applicants vie for a spot as one of 72 finalists who ultimately get to spend a networking dinner with a relevant CEO, agency lead or industry superstar – all in an attempt to get noticed and maybe, just maybe, get hired. As part of the prep for this dinner of a lifetime, Combustion President & Fire Starter puts them through a gruelling training session. No holds barred, Leslie challenges participants to “fly their freak flags high”, “do their homework” and “show up large”. The results range from soaring confidence, to new self-awareness, and a true understanding of the opportunity before them.
“Leslie is one of the most powerful speakers who really knows how to encourage you to be your best self and use your full potential to achieve your goals.” –Participant, 2017
“Leslie’s no bullshit approach grips participants from the get-go. Her strong presence, interactive style, sense of humour and ability to relate right off the bat is what makes her such an asset. Everyone walks away so full of insights and this program would never be the same without her.” –Trina Boos, Ad Lounge Founder
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