People say you can often tell when something is meant to be…it just feels right. This is the case for Leslie Wheaton and Suzanne Toro who met in 2014. As a seeker of inner peace and one who appreciates the power of reflection, Leslie attended one of Suzanne’s rejuvenating and balancing sound therapy classes. Over time, numerous conversations ensued in which information, goals, and areas of expertise were shared. Out of these rich discussions it was discovered that there were significant overlaps in the ways in which each one of us wish to contribute to the world. We both appreciate supporting and teaching individual’s about the importance of authentic communication, effective well-bring strategies, the importance of self-reliance, the ability and potential within individuals to lead and be lead, and the importance the role of education plays within an individuals’ life.
ADOT was a natural next step for Leslie and Suzanne. The name is an acronym combining the first letters of Leslie Wheaton’s company, Aligned Direction, with the first letters of Suzanne Toro’s company, OmToro. Although our approaches are slightly different; the outcomes manifest themselves in significant and very similar ways. We look forward to sharing our expertise with you and to benefitting each of you.
Leslie Wheaton has over two decades of experience providing leadership, support and guidance to individuals, teams, businesses and educational systems. Her personal and professional background has enabled Leslie to develop and hone her expertise through diverse avenues. She is a proven team leader — first as a high level athlete and then as an educator and administrator. She brings to the table an openness to learning and unique insight in today’s business world, influenced by her educational, personal and professional experiences throughout the United States and abroad. Leslie’s exposure to and experiences with different ethnicities, cultures and perspectives has influenced her understanding of how to authentically benefit those she serves through building relational capacity.
Developing and redefining educational and business infrastructures that support stronger leadership, richer professional learning and the internalization and application of strategies are each part of Leslie’s skill set. During her career, Leslie has presented on national and international stages on various topics. She has extensive experience working as a consultant and educator. Leslie’s goal is to develop, support, empower and educate individuals and organizational teams working in both the private and public sectors by giving them the skills and tools needed to successfully move forward together in an aligned direction.
Leslie holds a B.A. from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and an M.A. in Education from San Francisco State University and the University of Washington respectively. Her administrative credential is from the University of Washington’s Danforth Program. She is currently a student at the University of Southern California where she is earning her Doctoral degree in Organizational Change and Leadership.
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Suzanne Toro is an Author, Educator, Radio Broadcaster and a Birth-Life-Death Transition Guide. Suzanne has 25 years of business, education, design and wellness experience. She is skilled at empowering individuals and groups to transform their relationship with self and others. She is passionate about teaching her clients and listeners how to cultivate a way of life that will support balance, inner peace and success.
Suzanne leads national and international workshops/retreats and teaches to diverse audiences ranging from the Business World to remote Jungle settings. During these sessions, she teaches her clients how to improve communication, maintain well being and become a self-reliant, team player. In addition, she assists her clients in actualizing their vision by creating a strategy that identifies the tools, team members and the map needed to achieve their goals.
Suzanne holds a B.S. in Interior Architecture and Environmental Design from Arizona State University with 55 additional units of completed coursework from Arizona State University. In addition, she has enriched her education with 26 years of studies in: Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, Meditation, Yoga, Indigenous Studies, Nutrition, Inner Wellness, and Holistic Healing Modalities. She has studied with Dr. Deepak Chopra, MD, Dr. David Simon, MD, Dr. Mariusz Wirga, MD and Traditional Hopi, Mayan and Tibetan Leaders.
Projects Suzanne Created and/or Contributed to: Author of Bare Naked Bliss, BeSimply Radio Producer, Apl Foundation, Jeepney Music with Apl de Ap of the Black Eyed Peas, Chopra Center New York Educator and Media Development, and Principal Partner of a Marketing and Promotional Development Company (Client base was Fortune 100 and 500 Companies).
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