Andrea Leda
Andrea has been called a "Life Coach Guru" and a "Force to be reckoned with and a brave woman who truly makes this world go round."

About

about Andrea leda

why I answered my calling

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Dear Fellow seeker,

I'm that girl strangers share their life stories with. It doesn't matter if I'm in line at the grocery store or on an airplane, I often find myself as the person others tell deep and meaningful things to. I thought everyone received in this way. I thought everyone enjoyed listening and lending sometimes just a smile as if to say, "I see you and I hear you."

It would take until I was 30 to realize this simply isn't the case. I have a gift. I call this gift compassion. I call this gift empathy. And I call this gift love. This gift isn't unique to me but it is the thread of my life and the lens for my work.

You see, the most radical thing about me is that I love people and I have a strong belief in our capacity to do good. I love our silly nature, our dreams and our ability to create hope. I also love that we get to re-awaken with each lifetime and discover something completely new.

I've always been intuitive and tapped into things I can't see but know to be true. When I walk around in the world I don't just see the world, I feel it. I feel all of it. Sometimes I can't tell which is mine and which is not mine because it just all melts together. One big emotional soup.

To feel the world isn't always easy or convenient, but it's a gift. Emotions are the texture to our life. They give our life meaning and make our stories worth recounting. My mother helped me understand this. She always told me I would be a helper one day. Naturally upon hearing this I avoided it for as long as I could. I wanted to come to this conclusion on my own. When I finally conceded that she was right she simply smiled and said, "I know." 

My mother was the embodiment of a nurturer. She held my hand but never gripped me. She was there when I needed her but she didn't hover. She encouraged me to "follow my bliss" but let me fall and fail along the way. In a way, she was my first coach. My mother died from breast cancer when I was 33. I was sleeping beside her when she took her last breath and I held her hand for the next six hours not fully knowing how to live in a world where she didn't.

But the truth is, she's in me. My mother's strength and her conviction are why I am able to do the work that I do. We even share our middle name, 'Leda'. She demonstrated protection, tenacity, and a little stubbornness for good measure. After she passed this little seed in me popped open and I was left with the clear call to lead women. To use my gifts in a way I hadn't before. 

Over the past 13 years I've chosen to explore people. First as a social worker, then as a counselor, and today as a coach. However, these are just tools and a means for me to do my real work -- to help women awaken their life from the inside out. To help you see how brilliant, creative, and resourceful you already are. To help more women share their voice with the world and even with themselves.

Today my work is for women with something to say, something to give, and the readiness to do both. I lead a community of women near and far who are following their bliss, changing the greater conversation, and helping the next generation of women step forward more united. This work is no longer negotiable and our time is now.

Light and love,

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I would whole-heartedly recommend Andrea to conscious entrepreneurs building business for good who are open-minded, creative, passionate, curious and seeking. I would recommend Andrea to anyone feeling lost in their work, their craft, their creative potential. I would recommend Andrea if you want to shift something deep and step into the biggest, boldest version of your greatest potential. If you’re on the fence, then there is no doubt you need to do it. Andrea intuitively gets the intersection of work and play. She crafts an experience that is beauty-filled, graceful and transformative. I have a much clearer path outlined ahead of me. I feel so much freedom and relief right now. That today is a brand new day! That I wanted to create from the inside out, but that I’ve been trying to build my business from the outside in. In other words, I’ve been doing what people “told me” I should do, and sacrificing my intuitive knowing that it wasn’t right for me. Now I’m ready to shine, to let my brilliance out.
— Jessica Williams, Founder of The Superwoman Project

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Why i answered my call...

Answering our call can feel like life or death. And in truth, it's a kind of death. It's the death of who we thought we were, of the ideals that carried us this far, and of the things we used to believe to be true. 

In order to experience a spiritual rebirth, you have to let go. I had to let go. And risk the leap. We are all on a journey, and in every journey there's an opportunity to let go of an old narrative and move into the unknown. It's the unknown that most people want to avoid -- but if you do, you miss the greatest opportunity to awaken your life and literally manifest your dreams. 

We all have a calling. Sometimes it comes through loud and clear. Other times it's merely a faint whisper, and you feel crazy for even thinking something is speaking to you. (You're not alone!)

I answered my calling because I ached to return to my intuitive roots and use my gift to help people heal and radically uplevel their life. I believe when we serve others we live full out, no matter our work. Since bridging my spiritual practices and my coaching I've witnessed miracles. And magic is just way more fun...

I've watched as people heal stories in a day that have been plaguing them for years, when no amount of therapy or medication could help.

I've seen people change their relationship to money in a moment and have years of stress melt away.

I've sat with leaders in major companies who now feel safe enough to have vulnerable conversations for the first time in their career.

I've seen entrepreneurs finally feel like enough after years of hustling and struggling to be successful, and watch as they let themselves be seen and then finally experience the success they were pining for.

I've supported my fellow coaches and healers embody their gifts as empaths and no longer allow the outside world convince them they're too sensitive and to stay small. 

I've watched people break old habits and patterns that instantly mend relationships and allow them to let go of anger and resentment, in less than a few hours.

I've held space for groups and witnessed people pour so much love and support out for one another's success that it left me speechless.

I could keep going. 

Whether through my own exploration, in learning from my teachers, or my many intuitive downloads, I've collected wisdom about the meaning of life, why we suffer, how to hear your calling, how to change your story, the real law of attraction, how to heal emotional crisis, the power of forgiveness, the beauty of money, and many more.

Although my private coaching and courses are not for everyone, I want these messages to be shared with all who want them. Whether you're just passing through or preparing to take flight I invite you to be a reader. I write insights every week for my Inner Circle. This space is my gift to you. 

Wherever your wild and magical life takes you, I send you so much light & love. Know that I believe in you and you ARE enough.

Yes, you.


Andrea is truly a spiritual leader, one who is dedicated, humble, walks the walk, and provides the space for you to see yourself as you truly are. She helps you shine. I felt so accepted through the process of working with her that it was so easy to let go of the old stuff. The best part is, I feel like I am being True to my Self, and being fully and completely me. Two days after the breakthrough, I am already developing a course and coaching program that I feel is my Soul’s work and supports my long-term vision.
— Danielle LaRock, Founder of The Haven

fancy bio

Andrea Leda has been called "the Life Coach Guru" and "a force to be reckoned with who truly makes this world go round." As a sought-after master coach, teacher, and spiritual leader, she is dedicated to helping people understand that we don’t interact with our world by watching it, we create our world by how we see it. 
 
She brings a deep understanding and practical application of powerful coaching techniques, NLP, journal therapy, and mental and emotional release work to her coaching. Andrea leads women entrepreneurs, leaders, and coaches plus organizations such as the ICF, Nike, and the Integrative Wellness Academy through experiences and methods to reach their fullest potential in life and business. She believes that by supporting people to heal from within we can heal the world.
 
She lives in Portland, Oregon.

 

Education & training

Andrea Leda is board certified through the Association for Integrative Psychology as a master practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (MNLP), practitioner of Mental Emotional Release® (MER), and clinical Hypnotherapist. She is accredited through the International Coach Federation (ICF) as a Certified Life Coach and Certified Master Practitioner of Integrative Wellness and Life Coaching.

She holds a B.A. in Human Services of Social Work and completed graduate studies from Saybrook University in Systems Counseling. To date, Andrea has completed over 2,000 hours in coach-client sessions.

Certified Master Practitioner of Integrative Wellness & Life Coaching, MILC – Integrative Wellness Academy

Certified ICF Life Coach, CLC – Institute for Life Coach Training, accredited by the ICF

Master Practitioner of NLP and Hypnosis -The Association for Integrative Psychology

Master Practitioner of Mental Emotional Release™, MER – The Association for Integrative Psychology

Certified Journal to the Self Instructor – Center for Journal Therapy

Graduate Work in Systems Counseling – Saybrook University

B.A. Social Work and Human Services – Western Washington University

Member, International Coaching Federation

Member, Spiritual Directors International

 

5 TOTALLY RANDOM FACTS ABOUT ME

WHICH now you WANT TO KNOW...

1. I don't cry when I chop up onions. So guess who gets to chop all the onions while cooking?
2. My middle name, Leda, means "small winged one" and I am the third generation of women to be given this name.
3. I hate playing charades. Like, abnormally dislike everything about it.
4. Blue butterflies have been following me since my awakening. Hang out with me for a day and they'll follow you too.
5. I married my wife twice.