Leslie spent a lot of time on the sidelines.
She spent months of bedrest during pregnancies.
Raised young children at home while her husband pursued his undergraduate and Medical degrees.
Did the homework, chore chart, pick-up line jig for years.
Then, when she was 36 years old and her children were 10, 8 and 6 everything changed. Leslie's husband died by suicide while working on the Labor and Delivery floor as an Ob/gyn in March of 2012.
With no degree and over a decade out of the workforce, it was difficult to imagine a way forward as the captain of their family's little ship.
Knowing that the task at hand wouldn't be easy, Leslie dug deep to find big answers, big goals and big dreams for herself.
Today, Leslie is a published writer, an in-demand speaker, a certified life coach, and a successful business owner.
The one thing she wished she'd known earlier was that she didn't have to step back or step aside to be a good mother. She wishes that someone had told her that being a kick-ass single mom and a kick-ass dream-fulfiller were not mutually exclusive.
Leslie loves helping mothers of all ages put themselves back as the leading lady in their own story and creating a life they never dreamed was really possible.
These days, Leslie lives in southern California with her husband, their 4 teenagers, 3 dogs, and 2 birds. She loves to drink coffee, work on her novel, sing along with musicals, and make money. When she's not at home, she's most likely at Disneyland.