Experience: Letsie is a highly experienced NHS manager with 30 years' experience working in Senior NHS Management roles, including 20 years as a Board level Director of Finance. During that time, she maintained a sound reputation for strong leadership, creating robust financial management and maintaining financial stability in times of significant turbulence and change. She was responsible for many significant change management programmes including the part she played in successfully achieving a large, complex acquisition transaction.
She gained a wide range of experience working in acute, community, mental health and learning disabilities services organisations and more recently, in an NHS clinical commissioning group. She also worked as a senior management consultant for Price Waterhouse (formerly PwC) and in local government.
Letsie has always been strongly committed to leadership training and development gaining a national reputation by working with NHS Finance professionals in this area. She has been an Executive Coach with HFMA since 2014 and prior to that she was a coach/mentor to senior finance managers and to NHS graduate trainees for many years. Since 2016 she has helped to develop, lead and deliver various Module on the on-line HFMA Academy Masters level Qualifications to learners from a wide range of professional backgrounds.
Style: Her coaching style is predominantly collaborative in the way she supports individuals by helping them to focus on their key goals to enable them to realise their personal and professional potential. She explores with them the key issues they want to work on to achieve those goals. This involves her positively challenging their thinking and assumptions, to enable them to find alternative solutions, but in a supportive and encouraging way. At times, she will also complement this, by drawing on her extensive knowledge, experience and network of contacts to help signpost relevant learning resources where appropriate.