Leslie began creating The Gift in 2009. Once she began her coaching practice in 2007 she quickly realized that many people make it into adulthood without having the opportunity to learn some of what she believed were life's most pivotal lessons. She wondered why these lessons, the ones that help people understand and experience how powerful and deserving they are of creating a life that inspires them, were not taught in school. Thus, a desire was ignited to create a personal development program that would give people the opportunity to really learn about who they are and discover all of the love, goodness and beauty that lies within them. From here, The Gift was born.

Leslie is a Certified LifeSuccess Consultant and partner of Bob Proctor, featured speaker in the movie The Secret and is also trained in the technique of Advanced Psychological Kinesiology (Psych-KTM ). Her education covers a B.A in Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario, as well as a Diploma in Massage Therapy. She conducted her own clinical practice as a Registered Massage Therapist for 10 years, plus acting as a Department Head and Clinical Instructor at Canadian Therapeutic College. As an instructor at George Brown College, she developed and taught a Holistic Health course in the Nursing Program as well as teaching and examining at the Ontario School of Health and Technology.  In addition, she has worked as an Assessment Provider at the Hamilton Hospital Assessment Center. 

Leslie thoroughly enjoys coaching adults and kids of all ages and feels very grateful to do work that she loves.


I think that Leslie brings to her coaching the same curiosity and enthusiasm that she brings to the world around her. Her style is warm, direct and devoted and she makes you want to become all that you thrive to be.
— Melissa Mc Hugh