Leslie Karen Hammond is a Native American. She is a member of the Taos Pueblo, and has been inducted as a Shaman in the ancient Andean Traditions by the Peruvian Q'echua Natives.
Leslie is also an International Inspirational Speaker, has served as an Area Governor for Toastmasters International, is an associate member of the National Speakers Association, and a Trustee and Board Member for the nonprofit
- The TSETSE Gallery in New London, CT and a Board Member for the Southeastern CT Women's
She is the consummate networker, an eternal optimist and her mission is to make a difference. Leslie is passionate about everything she does, she inspires others to become leaders in their own right and empowers people to find their purpose. In her opinion there is no greater calling, than to be of service.
As a dynamic award-winning speaker and the principal of her own firm, Leslie Karen Hammond Company, Leslie helps people break through their old patterns of thinking and step into their dreams. Leslie constantly strives to help people bring out the best in themselves while using her experience to inspire a new way of thinking. She brings infectious enthusiasm, professionalism and passion into everything she does.
For recreation and fun, Leslie enjoys in skydiving, fire eating, scuba diving, hot coal walking, horseback riding, traversing the jungles of Peru, hiking in the mountains of Peru, New Mexico and New Hampshire, participating in Habitat For Humanity's Home Builder Blitz, organic gardening, vegetarian cooking, yoga and commissioned stained glass work. The lessons acquired through Leslie's adventures and experience are creatively woven into her inspirational presentations on "Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone," "Embracing Change, Taking Your Vision To the Next Level," "The Power of Your Beliefs," "The Wisdom of Surrender."
Leslie lives in New London Connecticut, and travels frequently between Taos, New Mexico and Peru.