A seasoned entrepreneur, performing artist, published author, athlete and loving father with measured successful results in diverse experiences and endeavors in multiple fields over the course of his varied career, Leon has been featured on National TV – ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox TV, USA Today, The Don Imus show, Geraldo, & more.
He was acknowledged for his business acumen with, creative start ups, sales organization development, and other projects and endeavors, by inclusion in the 1997 Who’s Who in American Business Executives/Entrepreneurs, for his success in creating one of the top 15 contracting companies in his trade in the state of Michigan, and for one of his creative franchise concept start ups. This unique model was an industry changing concept and was ultimately adopted and is still alive today in the form of Massage Envy, Hand and Stone Massage and others concept stores like these.
Simultaneously during this process, L. Jay created and implemented his bodywork/massage therapy and visualization performance enhancement program working with the NFL Detroit Lions, professional athletes & coaches, and was one of the early adopters in the natural healing bodywork modality to take his specific Massage Therapy techniques and Stress management programs into corporate America with clients such as Ford Motor Company, GM, Gannette Publications Corporation, Michigan State University, and many more throughout the Mid Michigan area.
Pursuing his Renaissance MindSet goal of continued growth and expansion, L. Jay also continued to hone his skill at his life long passion of music and a musical career traveling throughout the midwest with his band Blue Country, Internationally with his Duo UnderCover Acoustic, and solo performances, and continues to perform top venues and festivals around the world.
Moving to Arizona in 1990, he continued his real estate ventures and developments, as well as a consulting gig where he promoted a unique video codec in the early 2000’s that could achieve 5 times the efficiency of video and audio in the same stream than anything on the market at the time, even with dial up!! Presenting this unique solution to organizations from Boeing, & NASA, to Disney, culminated in a $10M first round of funding working with VC’s in this vertical market at the beginning of the infamous and crazy Dot.Com start up years.
Pursuing the next phase of that technology he led and helped to develop one of the largest sales organization in the US offering VOIP services and an in home Video phone (years before the days of Skype, FaceTime, and smart phones. The success of this venture, with the help of an amazing group of individuals and support team (over 23,000 nationwide) landed them a feature in the national publication ‘Your Business Success at Home’
This platform led quite symbiotically to again pursuing public speaking engagements coaching and training, and a two year project as a national training facilitator for the Corporate development company Envision U/Growth U teaching a module of communication rapport applications for the staff at over 45 medical surgical centers across America
Currently, L. Jay is a proprietor of a unique B&B Experience in northern wine country near Sedona AZ in the canyon of Page Springs. The Acoustic Cellars Lodge where they host Exclusive Acoustic Music Showcases monthly, and offer Corporate and Executive Wine Country retreat weekends specialized themed learning weekend retreats and trainings while offering boutique lodging for guests in the B&B portion of the Lodge for intimate getaways. L. Jay also takes personal clients on a consulting basis for business growth, culture building, and self regeneration.