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Plant a Seed. Germinate a Passion. Grow a Practice.

Are you a budding plantrepreneur? Longing to start or grow your own botanical business? Ready to transition or transform your career? Or, maybe you need some expert plant advice. Leslie hybridizes horticultural know-how with marketing & business savvy to provide focused coaching and education to help your botanical practice bloom.

Let's grow your earnings: I love the horticulture industry and have spent more than 30 years discovering its nooks and crannies. That means I know my way around most of its moving parts and how to grow profits. It also means my extensive expertise and experience can be put to use in a variety of ways to help you grow your practice, be it personal or professional. Creating a thriving profitable business in the horticulture industry can be challenging- be it a plant shop, garden design business, landscaping services, growing operation and the like - especially if you don't know how the industry, or it's customers, operate from the inside. If you need targeted strategic guidance to grow your plant-based business, brand, or marketing, I can help. Improving perception of value is key and we all want to earn more for the important services and products we provide.

Be sure to check out my UCLAx Horticulture Business Courses and contact me about one-on-one or group business or horticultural coaching.

Let's grow your plants: I'm also here for you if you need need expert horticultural consulting to support commercial design, install, or maintenance projects and properties. I also provide limited residential consulting, but anyone can book a virtual consultation with me.

Be sure to check out my UCLAx Horticulture courses for gardeners, career transformers, and horticulture professionals.

Click HERE to fill out our contact form. OR head to the SHOP to secure available online consultations.

*I'm happy to schedule a get-to-know you call or Zoom meeting to asses if we are a good fit for one another, but please note I don't "jump on calls" to provide free business guidance or product feedback, nor do I take free product as exchange for technical advice, public endorsements or social media posts. Please book a consulting session in my shop, or contact me about ongoing coaching, rates, and billing terms, if you'd like targeted advice on your business or product.

SPEAKING SERVICES & MEDIA


I'm a seasoned session and keynote speaker, and writer for industry, gardening related print, podcast, TV and radio interviews. If you're looking for a confident and empowering speaker to energize your conference, event, or staff training, Leslie provides keynote addresses and break out lectures on horticultural, green industry business, and marketing topics. As the author of the book "Gardening Under Lights: The Complete Guide for Indoor Growers", and "Plant Parenting: Easy Ways to Make More Houseplants, Vegetables, and Flowers", and "Tiny Plants; Discover the joys of growing and collecting itty bitty houseplants", I also provides related programs for large consumer events - as well as programs on a wide variety of horticultural and industry business and marketing topics. As a freelance writer I provide expert quotes, features, regular content, and photos for your industry or consumer horticulture & gardening publication.

To view upcoming and past speaking events and topics, click HERE

BOTANICAL BUSINESS COACHING


Let's bloom! I help you start start or grow a new or existing botanical business or brand, or develop a horticultural product, with profit-focused industry-specific business strategic guidance. I work with a variety of botanical businesses from all sectors of the green industry and allied trade: Retail garden centers, plant shops, garden designers, landscape architects, horticulturists, growers, interiorscapers, arborists, and horticultural products) with a focus on small businesses and solopreneurs. I often works on retainer, but also by project, or hourly as-needed. I can coach you (or your staff) on horticultural business structure, marketing, budgeting and buying strategies, inventory control, recruiting staff and training...all specific to plant-based businesses. Guidance for product development specific to grow lighting, controlled plant culture, growing media, and related gardening products is also at the top of Leslie's skillset. Inquire about upcoming group coaching opportunities.

Not ready to commit to regular coaching or consulting yet? You can purchase individual Business & Product Consultations or Small Business & Career Coaching Session as needed.

EDUCATION & TRAINING


Dig Deeper with expert instruction and one-of-a-kind courses for both gardening hobbyists and horticulture professionals. I've taught countless classes and courses over my career. These days, I build and teach intensive horticulture courses through UCLA Extension. My current courses in Botany and Indoor Plants Maintenance are accessible to anyone who wants to register (not just UCLA students), and are online so students anywhere can grow their plant skills as well as transition and transform their career. Leslie is skilled at training green industry staff in a wide variety of horticultural topics as well as green industry business skill development. My new Horticulture Business courses will debut through UCLAx fall 2024.

View current and upcoming courses HERE

HORTICULTURAL CONSULTING


As a degreed and Certified Professional Horticulturist (ASHS), I provide horticultural consulting services primarily to commercial clients such as greenhouse growers, landscape architects, design & build firms, landscape maintenance companies, plant breeders, nurseries, garden centers, and companies that create horticultural products. I support your work with site and plan review, plant recommendations, design enhancements and adjustments, maintenance recommendations, technical copywriting, and product development support (virtual consultations available). Consulting can be as-needed or with ongoing monthly retainers.

I also offers virtual consulting for both commercial and residential homeowners, with limited availability for on-site inspections in the DFW area. Please contact for on-site availability.


If you'd like to chat, please reach out via my Contact Page Thanks!



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