Leslie Hamp, Master Coach, works with entrepreneurs, leaders and creative souls who want to get a big goal off the ground, overcome limiting beliefs, and experience more fulfillment in their work and lives. She conducts one-on-one's, workshops and retreats throughout the U.S, delivering a unique blend of the latest coaching methods plus journaling techniques for soul-satisfying success.
In her former life, Leslie was a PR Whiz (well, she still is as it's in her bones and she rocks promotional services). She launched Forward Momentum in 1997, and from 2002-2004 she earned coach certification in Marketing, Journaling and Pilates, an unlikely but PERFECT mix that ensures a whole-life coaching approach for clients worldwide.
Just about every client Leslie works with faces stress and burn-out and a longing for something more. While she helps them find their sweet spot, they stake a claim on creating extraordinary businesses and lives. And that thrills her.
Leslie walks her talk and strives daily to create an extraordinary life. That's why she works with only highly motivated and coachable clients and why you'll often find her traveling the country in her tiny teardrop camper with husband Jim and pooch Sadie. As they romp around and play, Leslie connects with clients via telephone, Facetime, or onsite.
Leslie holds a Master of Arts degree in Mass Communication and is a Master Coach with the Secret to Life Coaching, a Certified Guerrilla Marketing Coach, a graduate of CoachU and Center for Journal Therapy, and STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor.
She is the author of Create the Life You Crave and its companion, Beautiful Journal, co-author of Guerrilla Marketing on the Frontlines, contributing author of Love Stories of the Bay, and recipient of a Bronze Award for feature article writing from the National Council of Marketing & Public Relations.
"You have a true calling."
~ Jim MacInnes, CEO & General Manager
Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa
"One of the many good ideas I'll take away from this class is 'extreme self care,' which for me is the essence of all the lessons. What a concept! I've empowered myself to take extreme self care to achieve the adventure, beauty, peace, and harmony I love."
~ Karen Crowell
"I want to give a gift to my Human Resource Director for putting me into coaching as it's been life changing. I didn’t have anyone else to talk to during my leadership transition, and coaching with Leslie made a HUGE difference. I have transitioned and am so excited to lead a super happy, productive, cohesive team that does great things."
~ Rhonda Moen
San Antonio, TX
"Growth. That is the one word I would use to describe my coaching experience with you. I grew professionally as a leader. I grew as a presenter and negotiator. And I grew my personal and team-building skills. You gave me so many tools for success — tools that I will use to ensure continual growth and learning for myself as well as my team. Thank you."
~ Andrew W., Sales & Engineering Manager
Sterling Heights, MI
"Leslie Hamp was the Creative Thinker behind our highly successful launch of the Chequamegon Bay Turkey Trot in Washburn. She orchestrated a strategically timed social media campaign optimized with local print advertising and press coverage. However, what is Public Relations without results? Her talents helped bring in over 300 runners and over $6,000 through a matching challenge match from The Otto Bremer Foundation. Not only are we grateful for Leslie’s PR, marketing and advertising prowess, but we are happy to report that the future generations of Chequamegon Bay will benefit from the successful fundraising of this event."
~ Madelaine Karwoski, Affiliate Officer
Chequamegon Bay Area Community Fund
"You are doing such important work for MLUI, and you do it with such focus, energy, style and grace."
~ Hans Voss, Executive Director
Michigan Land Use Institute
"I felt in a rut. I am clearly out. I have launched a website and writing workshops, and a publisher accepted my manuscript that had been sitting in limbo for years. I am amazed at how liberated I now feel. Thanks Leslie. You have an amazing gift for kindly not allowing excuses...the momentum continues, and I am off to Great Places."
Julie Buckles, Writer & Author
"When I launched my new business, I needed publicity to attract new customers. Leslie was masterful in telling my story, getting it to the right media and pitching me for a feature story in the Business section of the area newspaper. Two months later I'm still riding that wave of publicity and thrilled to see new customers walk through the door every day."
~ Kelly Kirchner Nelson,
Kelly & Crew, Bayfield, WI
“You are amazing! The way you injected our team with so much energy and vision was inspiring. You challenged us individually and as a group to do more than we thought we could, you expected us to support each other, and you celebrated every single one of us. Your leadership is powerful and contagious.”
~ Sara Harvey Yao, Executive Coach
"Leslie Hamp is experienced, savvy and a joy to work with. If you are looking for real results, I highly recommend you contact her."
~ Mitch Myerson, Founder, Guerrilla Marketing Coaching,
"As a self-employed person, it was a great relief to meet with Leslie and really see what my efforts and successes look like. It provided a foundation for rapid forward momentum. Everyone should have a Leslie."
~ Ros Nelson, Graphic Designer & Publisher
"I couldn't be happier with all that you've done. From our logo to our messages to our advertising, it's all done and in place for years to come. Many thanks."
~ Larry Nelson, Registered Land Surveyor
"Leslie is inspirational, strategic and knows how to bring out the best in her clients. I remember us chuckling gleefully as she came up with my perfect tagline."
~ Lucinda Slater, Master Style Expert
"As our 77-year-old company evolved, our identity became confusing. You helped us pull it all back together with a stronger name, cohesive visual identity, powerful tagline and benefit-driven marketing messages plus you provided step-by-step marketing strategies we are implementing on our own. We are very pleased with the results."
~ Brian Matthys, General Manager
Midland Energy, www.midlandservices.com
"Leslie Hamp is a Powerhouse! I get more guidance, more no-nonsense strategies and ideas in 30 minutes than I got working with other coaches for 6 months. Leslie challenges you to think bigger and unleash your potential, and she takes the struggle out of success. You could do without a lot of things in your business, but I can promise you Leslie is not one of them."
~ Cookie Tuminello, THE Team Builder of the South,
"I knew I had a calling but didn't know how to pull it all together. Leslie showed me how to do just that. As a result, I am now a published author and offer programs and workshops to help parents confront and overcome the darkness of addiction. This is truly my passion and purpose."
~ Laura McAlpine, Author, Speaker, Coach
"You're a master with words and a master with messages, and you helped me bring clarity and focus to all of my marketing and publicity efforts. Thank you! Thank you!"
~ Nancy Sandstrom, Innkeeper
Pinehurst Inn, Bayfield, WI
"I want to make a living writing but was stuck. Now I'm writing and sharing it daily, I'm researching and reading for fiction writing, and I'm registered for a writing writing workshop on Madelaine Island this summer."
~ Workshop Participant
"I am moving forward with a redesigned business and life. I released my storefront, bought a new car that will serve as my traveling office, and am focusing on the piece of my business that excites and supports me. I feel confident and excited about my future."
~ Workshop Participant