Leslie Hamp, Creative Catalyst, Certified Marketing Coach & Licensed Passion Project Facilitator, works with entrepreneurs and creatives who want more — more energy, more fulfillment, more success. Inspired by the power of passion and purpose, Leslie helps clients claim their power, step into their vision, and turn their creative ideas into reality.
Leslie knows how to balance gentle nudging with full-on pushes to launch fledgling ideas into fruition. Her coaching technique layers in tools that can be used every day, both personally and professionally; and her positive energy, passion perspective, and accountability systems help clients gain momentum toward goals.
Leslie walks her talk, placing a high priority on going after her dreams, launching ideas before everything is perfect, and living a passion-based lifestyle. She has a penchant for creativity, adventure and entrepreneurship and is the author of Create the Life You Crave and its companion Beautiful Journal.
In her free time, you'll often find her competing with herself in sprint triathlons, hanging out with her awesome kids and their life partners, and traveling the country in her tiny teardrop camper with husband Jim and pooch Sadie. No matter where she lives or travels, Leslie connects with clients onsite, via telephone/Facetime, or from her office on the road...
In her former life, Leslie rocked promotional services for clients worldwide and earned a Bronze Award for feature article writing from the National Council of Marketing & Public Relations.
In 2002 she followed the call for coach certification training at CoachU. She went on to become a Certified Guerrilla Marketing Coach and established a solid niche helping entrepreneurs around the world launch and grow successful businesses.
It didn't take long to realize that her clients were one stressed out lot, so she developed Create the Life You Crave as the foundational, whole-life piece of her coaching programs. Today she offers 1:1 coaching as well as face-to-face and virtual classes and workshops.
Leslie holds a Master of Arts degree in Mass Communication and is a Certified Marketing Coach, Licensed Passion Project Facilitator, Certified Life Coach and Certified Stott Pilates Trainer.
"You have a true calling."
~ Jim MacInnes, CEO & General Manager
Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa
""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, Author of 9 books
& 4 business building programs
"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, Director
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."
~ A.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 Herder, Affiliate Officer
Chequamegon Bay Area Community Fund
"You are doing such important work for the Groundwork Center, and you do it with such focus, energy, style and grace. Thank you so much!"
~ Hans Voss, Executive Director
Traverse City, MI
"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 helping me tell 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
""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
"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
"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
"Working with Leslie brought clarity to my goals and direction. Within 90 days I had a new business identity, title, tagline, niche, quantified goals, marketing messages, actions and timeline that seem amazingly manageable and within my grasp. Leslie is inspirational, strategic and knows how to bring out the best in her clients."
~ Lucinda Slater, Confidence Coach
"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
"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 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. I've taken more action in 30 days than I have in 3 years!"
~ Workshop Participant
"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
"Ten weeks have passed since I joined your workshop team, and it has been one of my more memorable and pleasurable experiences thanks to your ability to enthuse a group of strong but different personalities, your willingness to 'go the extra mile,' and your leadership by example."
~ Rex Elleray, Business Consultant
"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