Leslie Little


Leslie is Chief Executive Officer of E3 Incorporated, and Chief Executive Officer of Icon Images.

Leslie specializes in executive coaching and creating and delivering transformational change for clients. Leslie’s coaching is behaviorally-based to improve executives’ real-time impact and results. Leslie has coached leaders and led top team interventions for over 300 clients at McKinsey, Siemens, Alliance Bernstein, Bank of America, Laura Mercier Cosmetics and The WPP Group.

Leslie is distinguished by her combination of strategic thinking and ability to understand the heart of her clients’ business realities and personal challenges.

Prior to launching E3 in 2006, Leslie spent 8 years specializing in human capital assessment and leadership development as a Partner with The Exetor Group and Egon Zehnder International. Prior to that, she was a strategy consultant with Towers Perrin, where she led major corporate restructuring, change management and mergers for global clients. Leslie spent the first half of her career in asset management as Managing Director – UK for Vanguard, Associate Director – Europe for Wells Fargo Nikko Investment Advisors (now BGI), and Head of International Pensions for Levi Strauss & Co.

Leslie has served on several boards, as Vice Chairman for Hope and Homes for Children (1999-2005) and with roles at Lester Center for Entrepreneurship at UC Berkeley (1994-1999), Creighton College of Business Administration (2005-2012) and Sun Valley Opera (2012-present).

Leslie is an Adjunct Professor for both undergraduate and MBA courses at the Haas School of Business, the London Business School and Creighton University.

Leslie is also an award-winning author. Her first book, Paris Icons won three international book awards, and her second book, Georgetown Icons, was commissioned by Georgetown University and published in 2011.

Leslie lived in London for 15 years and works extensively in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. She received her BA, cum laude, in international relations and history from Georgetown University and her MBA, cum laude, from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.