Leanne is an MBA graduate with over 25 years in leadership roles who has pursued a varied career path from leading the first marketing team at Accenture, to helping rebuild a security company in Guinea (W Africa), to founding and growing Premierehire in San Diego, CA. Over the course of her career she has been a sought-after change agent and leadership coach to help companies reach their full potential. At Xerox she was recognized with the President’s Award for engaging service teams to add millions to the bottom line; at United Way her divisions raised millions and her teams achieved record increases in Leadership giving; at Alive, as the interim President, she lead a re-energized team to profitability and, at a national non-profit, she led 8 divisions as their Senior Vice President. After returning home from Africa (6 years in Guinea, Cairo & Morocco) with her young family, Leanne decided to channel her expertise and passion for helping companies grow by starting a recruiting and leadership consulting company. In all her endeavors Leanne recognized that it was the people she recruited and engaging them well that determined her teams’ success. In 2012, after completing her coaching certification with Birkman, she opened Premierehire and, in addition to leading a team of recruiters, Leanne continues to provide executive coaching and consulting services to serve and support the leaders of emerging to mid-sized businesses.
Leanne’s passion to help leaders succeed in building strong teams has extended to volunteer activities including mentoring new entrepreneurs. She is currently the Board Chair for Solutions for Change, a North County nonprofit that helps move homeless families from desperation to becoming successful leaders, leading themselves, their children and their community to a better future.