Meet Judy and Len Lester
Len and Judy have been happy partners in life for 30 years and in business for 23 years. They have two lovely teenage daughters, an adorable Cockapoo and a grumpy little Schnoodle. They enjoy travel, movies, and spending time doing almost anything as a family. One of their greatest joys is watching their girls pursue their individual interests. The Lester's enjoy serving in their church and community by leading small groups and mentoring MOPs and others. They live a firm foundation of faith and believe God has equipped them with complementary skills and talents. Their strong faith has been a considerable factor in their business growth. When desired, they assist clients in running their goals and desires through a Biblical lens.
Judy honed her skills for helping others grow professional, successful businesses as a Regional Director for Barnes and Noble Booksellers. Her fifteen years of multi-unit leadership was spent training and developing the skills of the managers and district managers of more than 100, multi-million dollar stores. This tutelage was second to none. The company's "We Listen" culture was ingrained in every relationship company-wide and resulted in empowered, valued employees, productive collaboration, and teamwork that made working fun and easy. That same culture was translated to Lester's shop of 20 years and resulted in numerous awards, tenured staff, and a successful transfer of ownership. Three of their team went on to open their own successful, growing companies. Upon selling their store, Judy studied at one of the most rigorous coaching schools in the world to become a professional, certified coach. She loves working with entrepreneurs, company leaders, and organizations large and small to envision and accelerate the scaleable success they desire.
Len is the creative force of the team and brings his experience gained from building a unique niche business from a scribble on a napkin to 7-figure success. He serves as the support team member whose practical and useful methods to streamline processes keep things moving seamlessly for Judy. Len's gift for design and style is evident in the marketing and design of materials and videos. Together, their two brains make a perfect combination in life and work. Their practical, supportive approach makes working with them easy and fun
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.