When I begin working with people – either in a workshop or a newspaper interview – they often say something like, “I don’t have anything interesting to say.” Or, “You’ll probably be disappointed when you hear how boring I am.”
By the time we finish, they realize that in fact they ARE interesting with many amazing stories to share. It’s an eye-opening experience.
Here are some of the things they have said afterward…
Leah, thank you for your creative, innovative nature, and your patience. I feel pride about what we created, and I thank you for that gift.
Leah, your modus operandi as facilitator was excellent and made everyone in the group feel comfortable and willing to share.
People who knew me before I worked with Leah tell me that I was definitely changed by the experience. I am more open and feel more confident.
Leah, your gentle persistence brought all of us out of ourselves and out of our shells. As you patiently worked with us, it became apparent that we were creating something special.
Leah taught us to give ourselves permission to tackle something we were unsure of having the ability to do. We realized it is important to be heard and we all have stories to tell.
Until this workshop I was always jealous of people who said that getting cancer helped them to appreciate things more or made a big change in them for the better. If it hadn’t been for the cancer, I would not have been eligible to take the workshop and I would have missed out on one of the most outstanding experiences of my life.
Your program was perfect for reconnecting all of us to a deeper level in ourselves, our souls and heart. You are a wonderful teacher, guide and witness to all our needs and strengths. You knew the perfect time to reach and search a little deeper in all of us. I thank you, Leah.
This was a fantastic workshop, and a truly memorable life experience. I will treasure it in my heart forever, and the lessons I’ve learned – about sharing, about speaking, about telling the truth – will carry me ever upward.
You’ve created a safe environment for me to bring the fear, hurt, and anger from the depths of my soul out into the light, where I could take a look from a different perspective. I constantly felt your unconditional love – how rare, and how wonderful!
This is important, necessary work. More and more people should take part in this. It is healing, it challenges and creates linkages in the community and friendships to hold back the encroaching dark.
Leah’s patient coaching helped me to become comfortable moving and speaking out. Leah’s confidence and vision was like a beacon leading me through a marvelous adventure.