The Living by Design School

Living a
Good Life


Do you find yourself running ahead while pushing yourself from behind, not ever being able to keep up?

Are you living what you consider a good life?


If we don’t have an internal guidance system helping us navigate forward, we end up running around the hamster wheel going nowhere — fast.

Guidelines for living can help. They encourage us to live beyond the conditioned mind and instead perceive our world through the compassionate heart. 


The Living by Design School’s intention is to serve and support you in learning foundational keys so you can guide yourself forward from a place of personal integrity, loving kindness, peace and fulfillment.

This is a practical spiritual approach grounded in science.


No one really knows the future. We can imagine something other than what is and trust we can contribute positively to our lives. (Not enjoying walking on muddy roads, the Romans paved them.)

The Living by Design School’s intention is to support you in the complex task of navigating your life. It creates a structure within which to make decisions and take actions to creatively participate in life.


The Living by Design School does not pretend to have your answers, but is designed to stimulate, provoke and inspire you to find your own way so you can grow calmer, more joyful, fulfilled and successful. 

It teaches practical, useful, life skills to support your learning, growth and personal evolution so you can create a good life, a life you love; so you can live by design.

The Living by Design School

We are more than human beings, we are human becomings, evolving and growing into something next. Studies show that people who are happier, healthier and live longer are people who live in a learning mindset. This world is full of opportunities for education. Yet there is one area where we fail to educate ourselves. We are left to figure it out on our own. And that’s the area of Life itself. 

Over the course of more than 35 years of listening to people, I realized our culture lacks a wisdom community for people to tap into and that most, if not all, of us can use guidance and support in growing up into next. We believe since we are intelligent we should already know how to live well. Yet most of us need support in learning to grow our lives in fulfilling and meaningful ways. 

Life happens and we don’t know what to do about it! We grope in the dark figuring out the most important things in our lives.

Oh, these feelings I have! Sometimes I really feel anxious. There are nights I don’t sleep well because my mind won’t stop. I feel like I’m spinning, spinning, spinning, going nowhere fast. I’m quite dizzy from it all.

How do I navigate my relationships at work and at home and learn how to partner in ways that work for all concerned? How do I even find a partner — and make it work?

And how do I manage myself with the more than I can handle things to get done? I’m doing my best just to keep up. Forget about knocking it out of the park in a big way.

I look at into the world and everybody seems to have it together yet I feel confused and lost inside. Is this something I am to keep a secret? I don’t feel very normal.

As Freud said, normal is someone you don’t know very well. We all are groping in the dark, doing our best to navigate life. Many, if not all, are anxious. It’s unsettling to be alone without guidance. I get it. 

Early on I was fortunate to come across a philosopy of living I was able to embrace and use to support me in this complex journey of life. Over the course of more than 35 years I have been helping myself, my clients and my students learn these foundational life skills, thus growing ourselves and our lives in ways that are deeply fulfilling.

I welcome you to The Living by Design School. It is here so you can deal with the important things we were never taught at school. 

Take a moment to think about it. How useful is it to learn how to decipher a calculus formula when you don’t know how to honestly share with your partner? Not very. Or, how much time did you spend in school memorizing the periodic tables of the elements in chemistry versus learning to negotiate agreements that serve the good of the people you live and work with? In my case, the answer is zero. Nada. No time at all, which turned out to be not very helpful in navigating life as a grown-up. 

But that was then and this is now. We don’t have to keep making the same mistakes. There are things to learn so you can make life easier more joyful and fulfilled. Practical, useful, tools to implement, starting as soon as right now, so you can change your life for the good.

Life isn’t easy. I think that is how it is supposed to be. I see life as challeging on purpose to get us to grow, evolve and mature into the next best version of ourselves.

The Living by Design School is dedicated to helping you do so. It is devoted to teaching how to grow into a calmer, fulfilled, joyful and successful person. It will assist you to come present to your life. You will learn the secrets of happiness, which aren’t secrets at all. It’s just that we have been looking in the wrong direction. You will learn to Calm Down and Lift Up, tapping into inner resources rich with creativity, wisdom, intuition and more. From here you become a co-creator with life, taking actions that will make a positive difference in your life. You will be living by design.

You May be Wondering

You may be wondering what takes place in the Living by Design School, what do we do to support you in your success, how does it all work?  If it was all about information, then you could get the basics from books, right? There is A LOT of information out there. You can watch YouTube videos all day long and then tuck yourself into bed with a stack of brilliant books (mine included) on your night table and you wouldn’t necessarily transform your life.

I’m guessing you’ve read a ton of books. I’m sure you can quote many wise people. And perhaps you noticed not much change. That is because information is just the first step.

What really matters: taking all that information and USING it to engage repeatedly in the actions that make a difference. DOING what it takes to create the intrinsic change necessary for transformation to occur.

Thank you Leslie for your support and helping me see myself for who I really am and the potential to be able to live my life the way I want. You have worked with me and taught me so much not only about myself, but how to Live by My Design not by default. You’ve helped me improve my health and well-being while dealing with the grief of losing my husband and then my sister.

I can honestly say my world is much more wonderful today largely due to meeting you. I feel very blessed to have met you and honored to have the opportunity to work with you. You’ve changed my life and given me the tools to make a genuine contribution to my world. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Bev Brown

The Living by Design School Begins

I have combined my more than 35 years of my coaching and teaching experience into a program of learning that is actionably affordable and easily accessible.

I invite you to  become a part of the Living by Design School. Learn what it means to live from the inside out, leading to greater joy, abundance and fulfillment.

The curriculum provides a deep look at self, others, love and work. The classes are interactive, based around discussions and exercises. Designed to be fun, thought-provoking, engaging, uplifting and life changing.

If you are committed to growing yourself while creating a life you love this year, I encourage you to check out participating in the Living by Design School now.

I loved the LIVE calls. I felt connected to the group and engaged. I found over time I began to feel part of something bigger. The group support was terrific.

I don’t feel alone in my desire to change and the ways I have kept myself stuck. The private discussion group page and hearing others on the call really made me feel connected and inspired. I have put my goals out to the group and I know that there is energetic support in that.

Therese Townsend

Senior Flight Attendant, American Airlines

I can’t tell you how much I benefited from and enjoyed this living by design course. For me it was a very effective teaching/learning tool.

The course was very cost effective. Perhaps you should increase the price. It waived me six months of private consultations. The time and expense it would have taken for me to learn the material through individual sessions would have been extensive.

There is no question that the material is valuable beyond the price asked.

Sheldon Zeiger

Lawyer. C.F.P., Author

My Question for You

At the Living by Design School  we go far beyond mere information. We take it to the level of real transformation.

My question for you is how open are you to transformation? Reflect on that, sit with it, and let me know if you’re ready for a transformative journey. That’s what the Living by Design School is.

Perhaps You Are Ready

Perhaps you’re willing to be served and supported into what it is you really want, into expanding more fully into your gifts, becoming the next best version of yourself, making a contribution and enjoying your life even more. I call that Living a Good Life.

Whatever is going on in your life — whether you are entering a period of transition, want to improve your relationships, or are stuck in a rut — we’ll work collaboratively to enact changes that will calm disturbance, foster creativity and increase your joy.

If you’re ready — let’s begin Living a Good Life. Reach out

Leslie’s gift is her ability to help others choose happiness, empowerment and success in life. I am so grateful I took this course. I am rapidly becoming the woman I want to be because of what I have learned from Leslie.

Forrest Folsom

Managing Director of Marketing, Amateur Volleyball Player

Leslie is a teacher and guide on this journey. In her loving, compassionate and non-judgmental way she teaches effective tools for living.

Russ Schoen

Consultant, Trainer and Speaker, ForeSight, LLC