When my previous company was acquired and I stepped into a leadership role, I reached out to Accendo. Leona helped me to navigate my new responsibilities and to thrive in the new culture. When I decided to launch my own business, Leona was right by my side, walking me through every step to be a successful consultant, entrepreneur, and sole proprietor.
Working with Leona helps me stay sane by addressing issues ranging from practical business matters to personal relationship challenges.
Leona is down to earth, is intuitive, and has a great sense of humor. She knows how to cut to the issues and keep me accountable.
I have been working with Leona deVinne for over a year without missing a single session. I look forward to our time together and know that it is completely essential to my business, self-growth and expansion. Leona shows up to our sessions offering 100% of herself. With her authenticity, great sense of humour and strong intuition she reminds me of who I am, what my truth looks and feels like and how to stay completely in my integrity. She asks, guides and encourages me to give myself permission to do what I need to do, to look at the hard truths and to step fully into my souls purpose. It is a gift to spend time with Leona, so if you get the opportunity in a course, training or one-on-one setting, take advantage of the opportunity.
I’m not sure what universal forces were aligned the day I met Leona. Suffice it to say, it was a moment I will never forget. I was frazzled and running late for an event. She was radiating joy (as Leona does), sporting a giant lapel flower and a sassy pair of heels. We hit it off and she’s been instrumental as my coach ever since.
Leona has Audrey Hepburn class with a sprinkling of disco and a dash of take-no-crap business savvy. In addition to her coaching certifications, Leona’s experience as a successful business owner (many times over) adds to her niche value and credibility. She’s been in the trenches – not just read about it in a book.
Leona has a tough love approach that really holds me accountable. With other coaches, their predictable formulas of questions would leave me uninspired. Leona challenges me at each step and adds her own opinion to the discussion when I need it. She also has a marvelous way of referring back to things I’ve said or done in previous sessions to connect the dots and remind me of my progress.
On-going business coaching can be a small luxury. The way my business and mindset have evolved under Leona’s guidance, I don’t view her services as an extra expense or even an option. If you’re looking for a coach who cares deeply but also isn’t afraid to tell you like it is, you may have found your match!
Fetching Finn Inc.
I joined a Brené Brown Workshop last year at a point in my life where I was lost and unsure of what was or what to do next, after an unsettling women’s retreat. I went into the workshop with a heavy heart and left with so many new insights into my life. But what made the workshop really stand out to me was that Leona also practices what she teaches, she isn’t a one treat pony. She understands the struggles and is always willing to dig deep to help you uncover what is holding you back. I was taught through this workshop how to start giving myself permission, what my triggers are, how to gain balance, why we create so many made up stories and what I consider my values to be when dealing with others. Leona is an amazing person with the biggest heart and takes the workshops higher and sinks you right into learning without it becoming a chore. You walk away with a new perception of life with the added bonus of Joy and gratitude.
Our team works with Leona to help us identify our strengths and values as a team and individuals. She delivers engaging and educational workshops which give us solid areas to implement. We were awarded a national client service award in 2016 and I know it was due to the difference Leona made with our team. I have been fortunate to attend her Brené Brown workshops and absolutely enjoyed exploring and enhancing! I would highly recommend Leona and her coaching services to a business or individuals.
Agnew Insurance Ltd