Born in Columbia, Mississippi, businessman Leslie Peters values of honesty and humility have translated into his work as a renowned Management and Financial Specialist. Using the power of speech, Mr. Peter’s goal of wanting to help inspire others to overcome their fears and rise above life’s obstacles, motivated him to embark on a career where he makes a difference daily in the lives of individuals and families.
As a co-founder and partner of Irvin Law, PLLC, Leslie Peters helps those in financial distress fight through what he considers a “Uniformed credit score” that controls their lives and hinders their opportunities.
A graduate of Jackson State University, he continued his academic career at the University of Phoenix, where he earned a Masters of Business Administration degree. With knowledge in hand, Leslie was committed to bringing awareness to the importance of the various management techniques needed to live a fulfilling lifestyle.
His experience in corporate management began with supermarket retailer Winn Dixie Inc. where he has the distinction of becoming the first African American college graduate to participate in the Management Training Program in the New Orleans region. Mr. Peters also held managerial positions with Gap, Inc, and was later recruited by the IM Diversity Corporation to oversee the teaching of diversity and tolerance in the West Coast division of the diversity recruiting department.
Due to his time in corporate management, Mr. Peter’s decided to further his outreach in training corporations and individuals in matters of diversity and finance. He founded Visions Group LLC, personal development and training consulting firm, through which he has spoken to adults and youth in 45 states about the importance of life and the choices we make impacting our future. Through Visions Group, Leslie has worked with clients such as Monster.com and was heavily involved in its Diversity Leadership Program. He also expanded his training client base by joining V.Wright and Associates, a leader in Change Management and technical training solutions. Through V.Wright & Associates, Mr. Peter’s has worked with clients such as Hewlett Packard, Deloitte Consulting, Delta Airlines, Intel Corporation, United States Postal Service, Pfizer, Walt Disney Company, and numerous school districts and community organizations to help people “Give Fear the Pink Slip , accept change, and move toward their greatness.
In addition to corporate training and credit consulting, Leslie also has many years of experience managing community non-profits such as the Boy & Girls Club and working with donors and board members throughout the United States.