Lea’s Story

Hi, my name is Lea. 

I am the founder of  Personal Chapter™ and the host of Awakened With Lea: The Next Chapter™

I am a life coach – specializing in helping women feel confident and empowered to gracefully navigate life and career transitions. 

Everyone has difficult experiences that shape who they are and how they see the world. Without the support and tools, transitions can leave us feeling hopeless and helpless. 

Growing up as an immigrant family and first generation Canadian, I had struggled with feeling a sense of belonging in early childhood due to language barriers, weight struggles and a tense home environment. Not feeling valued or worthy, I developed my first coping mechanism of emotional eating — which only reinforced my disconnection from myself and how I fit in at school.

Without a clear direction and understanding of my purpose, I pursued a career in dental hygiene. I married my high school boyfriend and inadvertently entered a relationship that echoed the emotional distress of my childhood. Soon after, I developed my second coping mechanism: alcohol. It was a long road to recovery that gave me the courage to divorce my husband, and I was able to repair my relationship with my 3 kids. 

It was a rude awakening when I realized I had been living so out of alignment with my truth and my values. There was a disconnect between my self worth, confidence and resilience. 

I believe that there’s always hope and a light at the end of the tunnel. Our beliefs create our reality and at any given moment, you can change the narrative. (Awakened With Lea TV is that first step of awareness.) Life is a journey of transitions. 

You need to belong with yourself FIRST” Give yourself the opportunity to discover who you are and how to belong with yourself.

Once I was finally at a place to do my own deep healing was I able to truly focus on what impact I desired to create on the world. After a 29 year career, I found the courage to go back to school and pivot careers. 

As a natural empath and intuitive, I knew how important it was to create a space of trust with people. I realized people often came to me for advice, looking for guidance. 

My life’s purpose then became clear that I wanted to be a catalyst for helping people feel good.