Leslie Hamp LIVE

Creativity + Conversation + Coaching

Need a healthy dose of connection + creativity + coaching to Create the Life You Crave? That's just my cup of tea, and I'd be honored to share virtual, small group and keynote/workplace wellness time with you. Explore the options below, and dash me a note HERE with questions or to set up a customized program. Expect a healthy dose of fun!

"Leslie was a fabulous keynote speaker for our annual Just for Women event (for 125 women in Ashland, Wisconsin). She provided tactical tools and an inspiring message to help women get out of a rut and improve their overall life. I don't think there is a woman in the world who doesn't want to improve in some way, and this framework is a fabulous foundation to taking stock of what matters and creating a road map for your future."
~ Beth Probst, Director of Marketing


DATE: Friday, November 8, 2019
TIME: 10 am - 11 am
WHERE: Zoom into my studio from the comfort of your home

If you're feeling isolated and lonely, longing for deep connection, need a dose of inspiration, or just want to hang out with other kindred spirits, join me for some Cafe Coaching. These fun, informal coaching sessions take place in a relaxed cafe environment, intimate workplace setting, or the comfort of your home. All you need is a notebook, pen and willingness to playfully explore. Next up: November 8 Virtual Coaching Cafe from your home or office. We'll zoom in on what's going on right now, pull an inspiration card to get you in the flow, and amp up your feel-good energy. It's my gift to you because this is one of the ways I stand up as a positive force for good. :-) Please do join me! Here are the details:

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WHEN: Saturday, November 2, 2019
TIME: 10 AM - 4 PM
WHERE: Crooked Tree Art Center, Petoskey, MI

Have you ever wanted to start a journal only to find the idea so overwhelming that you never got started? What goes on a page? How do you blend words and images? What tools are needed? When is a page finished? Will it be good enough? In this workshop you’ll experience a blend of journal prompts, reflective writing, and creation of journal pages overlaid with words, color and mixed media elements that playfully express YOU and celebrate the people and things that are important to you. Adding simple art elements to your journal pages can help you access information you can’t find with words alone. Through the language of colors, lines, shapes, symbols and images, art can connect you more directly to your intuition and subconscious. Combined with writing, it increases the connections within the brain, which fosters creativity and insight.

“I had a lot of fun today !!! I love my journal and how you worked us through it. And I like how you did your own work too! You are good at what you do, and I appreciate your guidance and encouragement. I just re-read what I wrote and loved some of the things I said — ideas for articles, three new scenes for my book, and I can see stretches where I just plain had fun (the conversation with delight!)!!! Thank you. You have an impressive assortment of art supplies. 👏😍"
~ Kandace Chapple, editor/publisher, Grand Traverse Woman Magazine


  • Learn simple ways to add visual elements to a written page
  • Explore different kinds of collages
  • Get comfortable with paints, stencils, mark making and simple drawing
  • Learn a wide variety of techniques to open windows that transform into something deeply meaningful in your journal pages.

    You will be invited to get into right-brain mode, explore spontaneously, dive deeply and also to play! No art or writing skills necessary, and all materials are included.


DATE: Friday, January 17 - Sunday, January 20, 2020
TIME: 10 am - 4 pm
WHERE: The Lodge on Crystal Lake, Beulah, MI
In the meantime, get on the list HERE.

Most of us have fleeting ideas of what we want to be, do or have in our lives. But they remain just that: fleeting. After all, who takes the time to intentionally get clear about what we want to create? Well, Ellen Degeneres and Oprah Winfrey swear that they intentionally created outcomes by using a simple tool: Vision Boards.

A Vision Board is a way to sell your own ideas to yourself, to anchor to your dreams and to allow the magic of manifestation to work in your life.

As someone who has made my own Vision Boards (and manifested some amazing results!), I’ve learned it’s more than just slapping a picture onto a poster board. It’s about first getting clear on your authentic life, letting go of what’s in the way - and then clearly connecting with your dreams while designing a vision that calls to you. This workshop will give you the space you need to intentionally define your dreams and create a Vision Board that will effortlessly attract your ideal outcomes to you.


  • Clarity on what you really want (No more settling for someone else’s dreams)
  • Space and time to map out your ideal outcomes in each area of your life
  • Connection with like-minded peers (No Negative Nellies permitted!)
  • A method to clear out the natural “gunk” that arises (Time to let go!)
  • All the tools and time to create your own powerful Vision Board (You don’t have to bring a thing. I’ve got all the materials you need right in the room!)
  • Your very own Vision Board to take home and effortlessly attract your ideal outcomes in the months ahead.
  • A full day of breathing room and dream-time. (The very thing you keep telling yourself you’ll give yourself but never do!)
  • A copy of Create the Life You Crave by Leslie Hamp. https://amzn.to/2uB9iIx)

"Fantastic workshop! I absolutely love my vision board. Painting and texturing the background helped me tap into how important my goal is, and finding the right words and images that represent what I want was so much fun. I look at my vision board every day. It reminds me that I have so many things I want to see and do." ~ Janet

Heart-Led Coaching + Creativity + Connection


DATE: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
TIME: 11 am - 1 pm
WHERE: Hagarty Center, Traverse City, MI

You started the year pumped up and excited but your best intentions have fallen by the wayside. Where's the passion to excel as your best self? How'd you get off track and overwhelmed? When will you find time to realign? It's time to get back to YOU! In this keynote, participants gain much-needed breathing space away from daily responsibilities, dedicated time to identify what’s draining their energy, and a new framework to jump-start goals for the next 90 days. Participants learn how to align their values, get clear on their intention, and call forth their vision... all while adding a little self-care and fun to the mix! Based on my book, Create the Life You Crave (https://amzn.to/2uB9iIx)

"This was an excellent investment in our employees. They thoroughly enjoyed time to look at the demands of life and learn how to create a vision to better balance their work, family, health, hobbies, relationships and self care."
~ Karen Hansen, COO, Memorial Medical Center, Ashland, WI

WANT THIS FOR YOUR GROUP? Send an email HERE to set up at time to chat with Leslie to tailor a program specifically for you.

Custom 1:1 or Small Group

You’ll want to clear your calendar and your headspace for this retreat, which is all about mindset, moving and manifesting. The natural beauty of the northern Michigan will beckon you for some R&R and self-growth. During our time together, we will look at what's giving you energy, what's taking it away, what to amp up, and what to release. We'll create a vision for the new story that wants to emerge and how you'll step into that. In addition to the reinvention portion of the retreat, you’ll get to experience some yoga or qigong on the beach; hiking on Lake Michigan; paddle boarding or kayaking on gorgeous Crystal Lake; healthy local foods; and meditative massage at beautiful Crystal Mountain Spa, #1 spa in the Midwest. Includes a copy of my book, Create the Life You Crave (https://amzn.to/2uB9iIx) plus rejuvenation and renewal. Offered May through October.

"Day 4 at Camp Hamp and a dream come true to launch my business. Leslie Hamp, coach extraordinaire, helped me see my gifts and how I could put myself out there in a whole new way. My time with her was so nourishing with delicious food, wonderful excursions, and visioning that took me to a whole new level. After 40 years of wanting this, I am finally stepping into it!"
~ Jacque Dallenbach, Live Life Events

SCHEDULING DETAILS: Send an email HERE to set up at time to chat with Leslie about your Reboot Retreat. We'll see if it's a good fit and whether you want to create a 1:1 or small group experience, and we will get it on the calendar!

Your Instructor

Leslie Hamp
Leslie Hamp

Leslie Hamp, Speaker ~ Author ~ Coach, shows midlife seekers how to harness the power of creativity to navigate life transitions and create positive change in their world. She's experienced it all herself, has creatively navigated the shifts, and is on a mission to share conversation and coaching tools that inspire soulful exploration and aha moments.

Leslie holds a Master of Arts in Mass Communication and is a Master Coach, Licensed Passion Project Facilitator, and Certified Journal to the Self Instructor. She's also author of Create the Life You Crave and its companion Beautiful Journal and contributing author of Wide Awake Every Week and Love Stories of the Bay. She's always making things (jewelry, visual journals, audio stories, her own standup paddleboard), is always moving (Pilates, hiking, biking, swimming and skiing), and is always traveling with husband Jim & pooch Sadie.

If you need a champion in your corner, sign up for a course HERE, get the book HERE and join the Create the Life You Crave Nation HERE. "As my dad always said, 'It's a wonderful world.' I'd be honored to help you find your juicy version," LAH

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I set up a custom group or keynote?
Simply email [email protected], and we'll set up a time to chat. I'll want to know all about you and your goals. If it's a good fit, we'll work out all the details — when, where, time, and investment. We will get your Leslie Hamp LIVE workshop scheduled... and you will feel more grounded, more excited, and more ready to ignite your inner spark.
Why does the bottom of this page say: "This course is not open for enrollment."
Because there are several Leslie Hamp LIVE workshops and retreats outlined on this page, the details are spelled out under each title rather than one "click here to enroll" button.. Rest assured, the workshops are indeed OPEN! :-) Email [email protected] to set up yours.

This course is not open for enrollment.