Lesley Barmania is a member of the Mississauga Meadowvale Rotary Club and has been an active Rotarian since December 2010.  She is passionate about encouraging clubs to work together to achieve bigger and better projects, including helping members understand the importance of supporting the Rotary Foundation.

She has been the D7080 International Services Director since 2016, and a member of the D7080 Foundation Committee and Grants Review Committee since 2015.  Lesley is a certified RLI facilitator, co-designs and facilitates the FQT program, and has facilitated CLT and RYLA modules.  In 2014, she attended the RI Convention in Sydney, Australia, and in 2016 co-facilitated the “Working Together” breakout session at the RI Convention in Seoul.

Lesley and her husband Aziz travel extensively and have visited many Rotary Clubs to help build international friendships and project partnerships including visiting clubs in India, Beijing, South Africa, Mexico, Australia, UK, Chile, and Hawaii.  In 2017, they participated in a Polio Immunization trip in Caborca Mexico.  

Lesley has received several awards from her club: Outstanding Service and Dedication award in 2013, Outstanding Leadership Club President award in 2014, and Rotarian of the Year in 2016. She is a multiple Paul Harris recipient, a sustaining member and a member of the Bequest Society.

Vocational

Lesley founded her own consulting company, the Equinox Group, in 1989. Since then, she has worked in Moscow, Russia (on a World Bank project), the United Kingdom, the United States and across Canada to provide a variety of consultative and facilitation services to national and multinational organizations.  She has over thirty years’ leadership development and human resources expertise including organizational effectiveness, instructional design/facilitation, competency-based programming, performance management, and employment equity & human rights.  Lesley is a qualified coach practitioner, and is certified in a variety of assessment tools including Emotional Intelligence – Baron EQi method, Hay Leadership Styles, the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI).  She is also a certified facilitator for several leadership/self development programs including the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and 7 Habits for Managers.  Lesley is service-oriented and an avid developer and coach of individuals and teams.