Leslie Bartlett is a Certified Professional Life Coach who believes there are limitless opportunities for happiness and success available to all of us. For more than 10 years, Leslie has been guiding clients to bridge the gap between where they are and where they want to be.
Leslie coaches individual clients and leads women’s programs, workshops and weekend retreats to beautiful natural destinations. She often speaks to groups on topics related to consciously creating one’s life for greater happiness and fulfillment.
Drawing inspiration from her world travels and explorations into psychology and spirituality, Leslie easily connects with her heart to inspire her clients to match her enthusiasm, energy, spirit and passion.
Leslie’s expertise centers on helping people to create a deeper experience of life. She would ask you, are you living a fulfilling life? Are you loving yourself and those around you? Are you having fun? Are you making a difference?
Using leading-edge self-development principles and techniques, she works with clients to identify natural purpose and quickly moves to facilitate action toward achieving personal and professional goals.
Driven by a passion for lifelong learning and exploration into what drives happiness for each of us, Leslie completed a Masters Program in Spiritual Psychology at the University of Santa Monica. She earned her coaching certification through Coach for Life ACTP, an accredited coach training program through the International Coaching Federation. She also is a certified Inspired Learning Facilitator through the Inspired Learning Foundation.
Leslie is following her own passions while living a life of love and light as a partner, friend, mother, sister and daughter. She enjoys getting out into nature, enjoying music, exploring the world, practicing yoga, hiking in the mountains, and playing with her friends and family.
The Story of Allegria
One beautiful spring day in 1992, I took a mini road trip to Chimayo, a tiny town outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico. I did this as a spiritual journey to visit the Sanctuario de Chimayo, known for its healing dirt, said to have healed thousands that come from all over the world making a pilgrimage to the church.
As I entered the sanctuary, I saw a local man showing the priest a wooden sculpture that he had created. It seemed sacred to me…this exchange between the artist and the priest. I felt so drawn to them. I walked past them and continued my own pilgrimage in and about this magical place.
After my visit, I wandered next door to the restaurant that served the area. It was quaint, with outdoor seating and flowering cactus everywhere. As I ordered my food, I noticed the artist sitting at the next table! I believe there are no coincidences, and took this to mean that I was supposed to meet him, so I introduced myself. His name was Don Edward. What happened from there was one of the most spiritual experiences of my life. His light blue eyes seemed to look through me. His energy was pure and intoxicating. We talked for over an hour. He was a Comanchero Indian, half Comanche half American cowboy. He wore a bandana under his cowboy hat. He talked of shape shifting, and tracking in the desert. He was fascinating to me. He asked about me. What did I do for work? Did I love my life? and then he said to me…..I have a word for you…it is ALLEGRIA…this describes your essence…”full of life, happy, in joy”.
The word resonated deeply within my cells. Yes. That is me. And, THAT is what I call my passion and purpose…..not only to live and express my own ALLEGRIA, but helping others to find and express theirs.