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Leslie Wagner, PhD

Leslie Wagner, PhD

Leslie Wagner is a Design Psychologist licensed in the States of Michigan and Florida, and a global real estate advisor with Sotheby's International Realty of Grosse Pointe, Michigan. She regularly travels the globe as a Certified International Property Specialist of the National Association of Realtors. Most recently she has researched homes in Mexico, Egypt, and Cuba.

Dr. Wagner completed the Public Interest Design Training Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and is certified in Social, Economic, and Environmental Design (SEED). 

She was a two year Clinical Fellow at Harvard Medical School's Massachusetts General Hospital. She completed her Clinical Internship in French and English at McGill University's Montreal General Hospital, and her Doctorate in Counseling Psychology at the University of Southern California (USC). At USC she was named a Presidential Fellow of the Leadership Institute, the highest honor awarded to USC's graduate and professional students.

She is lovingly restoring her home, the historic 1850 Cadieux Farmhouse, in Grosse Pointe. It is the last remaining example of French frame architecture from the Ribbon Farm era. She is working on a writing project about historic home preservation and the importance of good design. Dr. Wagner has had four of her short plays produced in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and Grosse Pointe. She was Associate Poetry Editor of the Southern California Anthology.

Dr. Wagner is Vice President of Global Ties Detroit, hosting State Department invited leaders from around the world and past President of the Board of Directors of the International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit. She is an active board member of the Grosse Pointe Boat Club and The Lake House, a gathering place for those touched by cancer.

She conducted research at Boston University's Department of Counseling Psychology and Religion and studied spirituality, leadership, and world religions in India, Israel, Afghanistan, and Europe. She has consulted to athletes, performers, celebrities and their families, couples, men, women, children, and leaders from around the globe.

Dr. Wagner has created her own unique and authentic life as well.

She danced on scholarship at Interlochen Center for the Arts, performed her one-woman show as a professional actress in NY, LA, and Europe, and produced films at the American Film Institute and for Ford Motor Company.

She has studied Leadership in Prague, Czech Republic; French Language at the Sorbonne in Paris; and Film and Commerce at College International de Cannes and the Cannes Film Festival in France. Her work on meditation in India led her to consult to Western businesses on adding Eastern wisdom and to bring to Indian companies a greater understanding of Western business practices.

She has studied mediation and conflict resolution at the Harvard Program on Negotiation, booked national and international radio and television interviews for Dr. Bandy Lee of Yale University on Dangerousness, and conducted research with Dr. Carol Gilligan on Gender Issues at Harvard University.

She conducted research in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and consulted to the United Nations in Kabul, Afghanistan, co-facilitating the strategic planning meeting for 50 UN Executives.

She has selected décor and hosted special events for the finest organizations in the world. Her mission is to help individuals, families, and organizations achieve their goals.

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