Leslie Ehm knows a thing or two about swagger. A former TV host, singer, Chief Firestarter, and advertising Creative Director turned training guru, boxer, swagger coach, and speaker, she has 20 years of heart-and-soul fueled experience in people development, authenticity, leadership, and communication. Her super-power – transforming corporate culture, exploding employee engagement, all the while releasing exponential human potential.
Born into a family of high-achieving women, she credits her mother for not being afraid to bring high energy and her rebellious spirit to all she does. Her inner marketing creative surfaced early when she dreamed of being the one to come up with great names for shades of nail polish and lipstick. A pioneer, her mom, gave her lots to model from – initiative, passion, and more than a little bit of chutzpah.
Leslie doesn't step but instead runs in headfirst into all she does. Whether packing up at 19 and moving across the pond to build a singing career or pitching TV scripts to anyone who will listen, she is willing to try anything and start at the bottom and work her way up. Leslie collects and builds on her experiences and the knowledge gained through them. Highly creative, Leslie has let passion drive the direction of her long and winding career path, leaving a slew of happy clients and gained experiences in her wake.
Her clients get her up in the morning – the drive to help others is strong and undeniable. It led her to write her Wall Street Journal/USA Today/Amazon #1 bestselling book: Swagger – Unleash Everything You Are and Become Everything You Want. Not one to let any opportunity to help go by – she most recently has turned her COVID creative outlet – portrait painting – into a fundraising effort via Portrait for Good – where she sells here interpretive portraits and donates all the proceeds to inclusive charities.
She has found success, joy, and fulfillment by saying 'yes' to pretty much any opportunity that comes her way. Her other bit of advice – ask for help when you want or need it. It shows confidence and strength in character to admit when you don't know something or are curious to learn more.
Her best advice: life is not a rehearsal; don't get a minute back once it's passed, so feel deeply, help others, and do what you love.