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Leslie English


Leslie English began her career with Dale Carnegie® Training in 2000, as a worldwide award-winning Training Consultant from a long-standing career in Physical Therapy.  Transitioning into leadership within the Syracuse Dale Carnegie franchise in 2008, Leslie began her role as Managing Partner thus leading to President and purchase of extensive Franchise in 2013. Leslie is the sole owner and operator of L.J. English & Associates, Inc., dba Dale Carnegie® of CNY.

Dale Carnegie® Training has franchises worldwide and is recognized as the world leader in developing leaders and successful business strategies for organizations of every size.  Dale Carnegie® of CNY is very successful in delivering Dale Carnegie® Training and Corporate Solutions to over 2500 businesses and individuals throughout 22 counties in CNY.   Local clients include:  SRC Inc, O’Brien and Gere Engineering, Indium, Mohawk Global Logistics, United Radio, Wegmans, Whitman School of Management, etc.

Priding themselves on delivering value and results in more than 20 public classes and multiple corporate projects per year, as President, Leslie leads and managers her team in areas of Operations, Customer Service, Marketing, Sales, Instructor Development and Curriculum Delivery/Customization and Strategy.  Since 2008, the CNY Franchise has enjoyed consistent, double-digit yearly growth and has been awarded Dale Carnegie® Training’s Growth Club Award of more than 20% + for the past three years.

Along with her leadership role within her own business, Leslie has personally trained and coached Company Presidents, EVPs and VPs in effective business and communication strategies, sales, media and in-person presentations as well as engagement, emotional intelligence, change/crisis management and leadership.   Specifically, Leslie’s strengths and talents provide results in:

  • Leadership Development & Accountability
  • Executive/ Performance Coaching
  • Organizational Strategy and Implementation
  • Organization Development
  • High Potential Training Programs
  • Succession Planning
  • Curriculum Design & Delivery
  • Strategic Planning and Presentation
  • Change Management

She has served on various Boards within CNY, as well as being invited as a keynote presenter, for organizations such as; NY State Fair Women’s Day Keynote Presenter, CenterState CEO, Leadership Greater Syracuse, Junior Achievement, SRC, Inc, Lockheed Martin, Pyramid Brokerage, Syracuse University Entrepreneur Bootcamp for Veterans, College of Law at Syracuse University, Make A Wish, and  The Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University.

She has been honored to receive The Women Who Mean Business Award, The Successful Business Women Award, Dale Carnegie® Global Franchise Growth Awards, Mohawk Valley Business of the Year Award.

Dale Carnegie® of CNY philanthropic mission is<span class="x-el x-el-span c1-1f c1-88 c1-1n c1-89 x-d-ux"><span class="x-el x-el-span c1-1f c1-88 c1-1n c1-5d x-d-ux">:</span></span> <span class="x-el x-el-span c1-1f c1-88 c1-1n c1-89 x-d-ux"><span class="x-el x-el-span c1-1f c1-88 c1-1n c1-5d x-d-ux">Local Children In Need</span></span> and is a proud sponsor of Vera House, Elmcrest Children’s Center, and Erin’s Angels.

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Dale Carnegie Central New York


P.O. Box 308
Syracue, NY 13209

Leslie English
315) 457-1300
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