Leslie Cotter, MD
Psychiatrist and Founder of Young Women Empowered
Leslie is a group facilitator, trainer, executive coach, psychiatrist and psychotherapist. She co-founded Young Women Empowered, a Seattle-based nonprofit that centers the needs of young women of color, and she served as board president for eight years. As a coach Leslie works with individuals and teams who want to find deeper meaning and effectiveness in their personal and professional lives. She works with corporate teams, healthcare professionals, teachers, youth workers, young people plus more. As a psychiatrist, Leslie works with a range of clients from people wanting to improve their lives to people living with serious mental illness.
Leslie has held associate professorships at the University of British Columbia and McMaster University (Ontario). In 2005 she trained as an Executive Coach at Breakthrough Enterprises in San Rafael, California. She trained in facilitation with Partners for Youth Empowerment and is a member of their international facilitation team.
Leslie is passionate about helping people bring forth their innate gifts and talents. She has a firm belief in people’s capacity to find their own solutions. She combines her psychiatric skills with a positive coaching approach and a warm and empowering leadership style. Leslie has extensive experience working with people from all walks of life and a deep interest in what makes people and organizations tick.