About 

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Connecting Point Business coaching is completely aligned with the calling to see more retailers and wholesalers become the premier compo=any for the products and services offered in their community and beyond.  Owners Len and Judy Lester are lifetime retail professionals who successfully grew an award-winning Main Street gift business. They are the only company that offers the experience of 7-figure entrepreneurs, Main Street building owners & landlords, profitable expansion and sale of a business, and over thirty combined years of successful business coaching and consulting. A few of their notable accolades were:

2009 Niche Magazine Top 25 Retailers of American Craft
Georgetown Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year 2012
Best of Georgetown Award: Top Specialty Store 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, & 2016
Texas Downtown Association 2012 President's Award Top 3 Finalist in the Best Downtown Business category.

Judy Lester is a Professional, Certified Coach with more than thirty years of successful business development and coaching experience. She spent more than ten years supporting the opening and growth of 100's of big-box retail stores in 10 states. In addition, Judy worked alongside her husband, Len, for 18 years as a pioneer in growing a thriving Main Street business while contributing to the revitalization of the city center.


Judy loves coaching small business owners to train and develop outstanding staff while directing their superpowers to overcome negative thinking and obstacles and get the mind-blowing results business they desire. 

Judy is an active member of the National Speaker's Association and the International Coaching Federation in Austin.

 

Len Lester is the visionary behind The Escape Fine Crafts & Gifts in Georgetown, TX.  Len built it from a sketch to a booming, award-winning business over 20 years. During that time, he successfully navigated and orchestrated the purchase of a historic commercial building, the remodel, and the relocation of their original store.  

Len served on numerous boards & commissions and was a catalyst for growth and vitality in one of Texas' most thriving Main Street cities.  He orchestrated rebranding and a successful transfer of ownership in selling the Lester's retail store after 20 years.

Len enjoys helping with design, operation efficiency, and long-term growth plans to ensure ease of doing business in the most profitable way possible.

Together, Len and Judy overcame various challenging barriers to driving double-digit sales increases annually while contributing many volunteer hours toward what is known today as the incredibly vibrant, "Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas."  Their complementary skills, experience, and knowledge bring the complete package to support anyone who sells products to scale quickly and exponentially without burnout, doubt, and fear. 

Schedule your complimentary breakthrough call to get a plan for your business today!

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AFFILIATIONS and CERTIFICATIONS

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Notable Accolades

  • 2009 Niche Magazine Top 25 Retailers of American Craft

  • Georgetown Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year 2012

  • Best of Georgetown Award: Top Specialty Store 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, & 2016

  • Texas Downtown Association 2012 President’s Award Top 3 Finalist in the Best Downtown Business category.