Hi, I’m Leila, a professional speaker + executive coach to leaders + entrepreneurs. I’m dedicated to helping you navigate the challenges that come with leadership in today’s world. Through increased self-awareness, confidential support, and developing your communication and decision making skills, you’ll be able to find your rock solid confidence and increase your impact and your income.
How did I get to this place doing what I do?
I haven’t always been confident + success minded. The first few decades of my life were spent in an abusive environment. My own intuition and belief in myself was squashed down + denied, leading to a life where approval from others, not trusting myself, + the fear of ever ‘being enough’ were my constant companions.
After going through an earth-shaking line-in-the-sand experience, I got clarity, bravely said “enough is enough”, + broke free to restart my life on my own terms.
It took resiliance + tenacity, but I slowly rebuilt my beliefs, crafting a life that was of my choosing. I spent several years in corporate sales and marketing, performing well, but (between you and me), secretly trying to recover from my over-achiever tendencies and enjoy the success I had achieved.
I transitioned into the entrepreneur space and found my professional home there.
I invested in myself and my personal development… but as I faced challenges in my own business, I wanted to know more than WHAT to do… I longed to understand HOW to do it, + WHY it worked. My path led me to discover science-backed ways to develop a success mindset.
Now years later, with coaching certifications in several disciplines, I am passionate about helping others to uplevel their emotional intelligence so they can break the old rules that have held them back, intentionally write their own life map, disconnect from triggers from the past, and increase their income and the impact they are making in their communities and the world.
As a sought-after speaker, I love to share my story of overcoming the restraints set on me by others, the highs and lows that were gifts in my growth, and a charge to the audience to find their unique voice + reclaim their competitive edge.
Whether it’s a hug or a handshake, when you meet me, you’ll meet someone authentic + warm.
When I’m not speaking or working with amazing clients, I’ve got my mom hat on, chasing after two children and dog, embarrassing them singing one-liners. (Who knew I knew so many bits of songs?) My husband and I enjoy exploring new places, a great glass of wine, and making each other laugh. Originally from Philadelphia, I currently live in Jacksonville Beach, Florida.
― Paul Coelho
Here’s my professional resume
I received my training at the internationally recognized Tad James Co., and hold the following certifications:
➕ Certified Life Coach
➕ Certified Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming
➕ Certified Master Practitioner of Time Line Therapy
I’m a huge believer in life-long learning, and have attended several communication workshops and classes, including:
➕ Getting the Love You Want by Harvel Hendrix
➕ Events by Tony Robbins
➕ and skill specific trainings on timely business topics such as leadership development, marketing, social media, and sales.
I bring a unique blend of these teachings to my clients and audiences, teaching science backed strategies that offer clarity, creativity, confidence and incredible empowerment to every day life.
Ask questions, feel out my vibe, + see if we’re a good fit.