Leslie's workshops and retreats offer a blend of visual journaling, reflective writing and mindset tools to explore "What's Next?" The playfulness and creativity help participants tap into their own inner wisdom, vision what wants to be alive right now, and identify soulful next steps. In the end, most experience aha moments and a renewed sense of purpose, creativity and joy. Leslie's Journey In 1997 Leslie launched a successful, satisfying solo business as a public relations and marketing consultant. In 2002, she added coaching to the mix, helping entrepreneurs with their branding, messaging and marketing. She quickly discovered they also needed the life tools she mastered at: • Journal Facilitator training at the Wisconsin Women's Health Foundation • Life Coach training at CoachU • Journal to the Self Instructor training at The Therapeutic Writing Institute. Leslie was flowing and thriving and inspired to write a book, Create the Life You Crave with its companion Beautiful Journal. It all came to a screeching halt in 2011 after the passing of her parents. After that heavy year, she felt called to bring more playfulness and creativity into my life, so she... • trained as a Passion Project Facilitator at Joyful Business. • started creating audio stories for Interlochen Public Radio. (Listen HERE.) • created online classes HERE. • started offering workshops and retreats around visual journaling using a mix of words, images and color to help women vision soulful next steps. • created a set of hand-crafted Pocket Inspiration Cards — with a collage and word on the front and a soulful message and journal prompt on the back. Today, Leslie's workshops and retreats are held online and in beautiful northern Michigan, where participants experience Lake Michigan, the Oliver Art Center, Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa, and the Lelanau Wine Peninsula. Turns out creativity and playfulness are empowering tools to vision a new path or reinvent completely. Join Leslie for a workshop or retreat to experience it yourself. Expect a healthy dose of empowerment & delight!