ABOUT ME

I've always felt like an explorer by soul with a true passion for Nature connection, poverty alleviation, early human anthropology, global cultures (past & present), rewilding and eco-consciousness. I'm originally from the UK, now living in the mountains of Northern Spain, where I often see bears and wolves and go on many adventurous solo hikes and explorations. I'm an experienced coach, mentor, conservationist, coaching programmes developer, volunteer manager and youth & community specialist; with loads of energy, intuition and enthusiasm to share with you. 

I've lived in the UK, Spain, Ecuador, Zambia, Uganda and Kenya, in large cities like Leeds, Kampala and Guayaquil and remote, rural, areas too; working mostly in the international development and personal development field with environmental and youth & community charities.

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MY SKILLS TO WORK WITH YOU

  • 17 years' experience in people development, conservation, community engagement and Nature-connection

  • ICF & EMCC accredited 135-hr ACTP Professional Coach Certification 

  • EMCC Accredited Coach & Mentor at Senior Practitioner Level

  • Speaker at the EMCC 27th Mentoring, Coaching & Supervision Conference & EMCC GPS Summit

  • B.Sc. (Hons) in Wildlife Conservation

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Youth & Community Work, MA level, with Distinction; level 7 JNC

  • Level 4 NVQ in Advice & Guidance (IAG) 

  • 2500+ hours delivery of coaching and mentoring, since 2013

  • Experienced trainer of youth coaches (ACSTH), mentors & emerging global leaders

  • Certified SOMA Mindfulness Teacher

  • Certified Natural Mindfulness Guide 

  • Thought Leader for an eco-consciousness Think Tank

  • Taught by mother Earth herself, through years of deep daily Nature connection... Most of your exercises have been intuitively inspired by and 'sensed' in Nature

  • Ecotherapy Certification (190-hours) etc.​

There's loads more info on my LinkedIn 

ABOUT LEAH'S JOURNEY

After a very difficult time in my younger years, I eventually managed to change my life around. I left school, which broke the negative cycle and I studied a BTEC National Diploma in Animal Care, in a Welsh college far from home. I became fascinated by Indigenous tribes, early humans and pre-history, plants, animals and habitat ecology. I began to achieve excellent grades for the first time. That potential then gave me the boost I needed to focus on my dreams; the ones people told me to stop dreaming about, like staying in the Amazon with a tribe! I'm slightly stubborn and extremely determined, so I never gave up! 

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I left home young, so I worked every day and night from 16 years old to self-fund my studies, own home and volunteer placements to help me achieve my degree in Wildlife Conservation and gain a dream job working in Nature reserves and leading conservation projects. I got there by age 22. I worked for many more years with amazing environmental and community charities. However, my work evolved overtime and I got my Post Graduate Diploma in Youth & Community Professional Studies. I went on some awe-inspiring lone travels and began to grow youth and community programmes in the UK and afar. I even started a PhD, but it wasn't quite right for me!

By my mid-thirties I'd fulfilled my big aspirations. I'd stayed with a tribe in the Amazon Rainforest, met wild gorillas in Uganda, camped alone on African jungle islands, walked to Machu Picchu, visited the Galapagos islands and massively developed my career. I even bought a forest and fincas to re-wild and preserve, frequented by Iberian wolves and began to connect daily with trees and stone; the two beings that 'call to me' most. I'm no stranger to crossing massive barriers in life, including a life-changing accident in my early 20s. But, I never gave up, and live every day with the optimism and energy I feels it deserves. Now, I aspire to inspire others, like you.

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