My passion drives the projects I work on and I can never tell what amazing thing will come my way next. My work with "The Penny Project" (which started with the chance discovery of a $20 bill in a crosswalk on my walk home from work one day and has evolved into a bit of a movement & even a book) keeps me grounded in every day miracles. The Penny Project is how Leslie gives back...a way to be a do-gooder in the community! Her first contribution was $500 to the inaugural Young Women's National Conference (YWNC), an event dedicated to inspiring girls to reach their full potential as confident, influential, and bold young women.
Then there's Soul Notes... something I created as a way to "call in the ONE" that has led to hundreds of crayon-drawn declarations of appreciation for the amazing people in my life, including myself! A Soul Note could be a love note to your soulmate (whether he/she is currently in your life yet or not). It may be inspired by that person if you have already met. Or, if you’re like me and still looking, it may be inspired by other people in your life (parents, friends, siblings, co-workers, or even total strangers) who have great qualities you’d love to see in your soulmate when you do finally meet him/her. Each soul communicates differently. Mine communicates on 3×5 cards with a handwritten note on one side & a crayon drawing on the other. The words are from my soul…an old soul with the gift of putting a modern spin on its wisdom. The drawings are from my inner 8-year old…for she knew exactly who her soulmate was before the world taught her otherwise.
Moving forward on a path toward 100 Days of Leadership! What happens when you take action on a dream 100 days in a row?! Well... I decided to find out what 100 days of discovering leadership would look like. I've always wanted to lead vacations for leaders who want to be more of who they are in the world. I think we define leadership WAY too narrowly and will operate under the motto "If you're breathing, you're leading." Will you lead your family? Your community? Your organization? Well...to lead any of them well, you have to be able to lead yourSELF!! So I jumped into 100 days of leading myself to turning these leadership vacations from a dream to a reality! My 100 days was full of AWESOME lessons, the Fantastic Four was created, there are two adventures well on their way including the Las Vegas Houseboat Adventure and Get Uncorked in Cork Ireland, and much much much MORE! If your interested in seeing my baubles, bits, trials, tribulations, and A-HA moments on this journey CLICK HERE!
My latest project is developing the Lead Like a Girl vision that connects women in the community with resources and support toward living a balanced and awesome life through good health and overall wellness. This is a safe place to share stories of struggle, inspiration, and motivation while also cultivating a melting pot of resources made available in service of empowering women to find their own inner superpowers. Tuning into those inner strengths help all of us to continue to become better versions of ourselves moving forward and living the best life that we all DESERVE!