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Leslie Yerkes

Leslie Yerkes has been advancing the cause of positive organizational culture for over twenty-five years, ever since she started The Catalyst Consulting Group with a mission to do "consulting with a conscience." Her interests are many but her vision for a workplace emboldened by empowered, enthusiastic employees and managers is singular.

She is co-author of the best selling “301 Ways to Have Fun at Work” (Berrett-Koehler) and is the author of Fun Works: Creating Places Where People Love to Work (Berrett-Koehler); Beans: Four Principles for Running a Business in Good Times or Bad (Jossey-Bass) ; They Just Don't Get It: Changing Resistance Into Understanding (Berrett-Koehler); and in 2008, Beyond Kicks Carrots: Motivation for the 21st Century (Norma Sustenere Publishers.)

Leslie earned her Master of Science in Organizational Development at Case Western Reserve University after graduating cum laude from Wittenberg University with a BA in education. Leslie has taught at John Carrol University, Baldwin Wallace College, and, she is on the faculty at the Weatherhead Dively Center for Executive Education at Case Western Reserve University.

Posts by Leslie Yerkes:

  • Podcast: How A Gardener’s Touch Can Improve Your Life

  • August 6th, 2014
    Listen Here: Leslie Yerkes is an international organizational change consultant, nationally recognized speaker and best-selling author that specializes in using metaphors to frame universal life and work lessons. How [...]