Ley Brothers Consulting is a true "mom 'n' pop" shop located in Kenosha, WI, made up of the husband and wife duo Matt and Amanda Ley. And as such you can expect the same quality service with a personal touch and an eye towards a long-term relationship you’d get from your local diner. As to our road into consulting, it is not what one would call typical, as we both found our footing in different industries. But our passion for helping organizations understand and align their talent strategies to their business and financial goals has always been in our blood. We are avid learners and constantly awed by the human condition as it plays out in organizations. While we may spend part of our time collecting pieces of paper on the wall (and the knowledge that goes with them) we firmly believe that experience trumps degree and there is a distinct difference between "doing work" and "creating value". Our passion is to listen deeply, reflect honestly and make sure you get what you sign up for. We look forward to becoming a part of your story. Read below to learn some more about each of us. And if you're ever in Kenosha looking for a good conversation over a hot coffee or cold beer, remember that first conversation is on the house.
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Both my work and life paths are what one might call "circuitous". Claiming 11 addresses by the time I graduated high school, mainly from my dad's call as a minister, I learned early on that (1) people are fascinating wherever they are and (2) integrating into a new surrounding requires the skill of active listening. This fascination with people and hearing their stories led me to pursue a degree in Religious Studies at UW-Madison (where I went mainly to play Ultimate Frisbee). I then took the natural next step of working in my friend's tech start up designing industrial applications. Yet the call to work on behalf of people finally called me after a few years to follow in my dad's footsteps and attend seminary. After completing my studies and spending time working in a few national level positions on behalf of the church in social justice and disaster response communications, I decided to take a turn in corporate America. Working for a medium-sized medical supply company I spent time in Purchasing, Supply Chain and Sales Operations, picking up an MBA and a few certifications along the way.
After our third child was born in 2018 I found myself reflecting back on my career and forward into what I wanted our family's life to look like. I realized that what has been a consistent theme throughout all of my experiences in life and business was an almost obsessive drive to alleviate anxiety within people and the organizations they inhabit. I had seen time and again how stress and lack of clarity/direction can lead people to exhaust their will power at the office, especially during times of change, leaving little energy for their lives outside the office and also for helping move their business forward. While this is manageable in small doses it is not sustainable for the individual or the organization. So I decided I would step into the world of consulting with the intended purpose of helping individuals and companies address these situations. My direct experience in corporate America is mostly in Supply Chain, so I'm starting there, but am open to working anywhere looking to improve the lives of their people and the stability of their bottom line (which honestly is probably one of the best ways to improve the lives of their people). Also, I want to be able to spend more time with my family and to help create the same opportunities for those businesses I am lucky enough to work with.
BA - UW Madison | M. Div. - LSTC | MBA - DePaul
PMP | Lean | CSSGB | CPIM | OCEB - Fundamentals
I have been in the real estate industry for 20 years working for Chicago Title Insurance Company and one of its agent’s as an escrow officer. I spent the majority of this time handling multi-million-dollar commercial transactions on properties nationwide from my office in downtown Chicago. Over this period, I worked with bankers, attorneys and their clients to "close the deal." It was fast-paced, intense and rewarding albeit exhausting work. In 2016, I transitioned to an office in the suburbs of Chicago working mainly on residential transactions to lessen the time away from family. This gave me the opportunity to share the moment when people complete the biggest purchase (or sale) of their lives which for many is a moment of joy, relief and excitement as they start a new chapter in their life. I have truly enjoyed working with people under these typically stressful circumstances, bringing a calming presence that is much needed to the situation.
When I paused to reflect on my career thus far, I recognized that I could do without the breakneck pace of real estate closings but not my passion for interacting with people as they experience change and challenge in their lives. In my role as lead generator, I’m excited to leverage my strong work ethic, empathy and enjoyment of people as we work with clients to uncover their opportunities and achieve their goals.
BS - Augustana College | Paralegal Certification - Loyola University