Leisse Wilcox

Leisse Wilcox

Toronto, Ontario
Cancer Survivor, Global Leadership Consultant, Performance Coach, Best Selling International Author
Leisse Wilcox helps leaders and teams get out of their way to get results. An Emotional Intelligence Expert with a specialized focus on change management and values-based leadership, Leisse helps you navigate chaos and change while building workplaces that people love to be in so you can live, lead, and succeed on your terms.
  • Change Management
  • Communications
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Employee Management
  • Leadership
  • Mental Health
  • Peak Performance
  • Personal Growth
  • Business Management
  • Future Trends
  • All Staff Meeting
  • Annual General Meetings
  • Associations & Unions
  • Award Galas & After Dinner
  • Board Meetings & Strategic Advisory
  • Cancer Awareness
  • Career Development
  • Conference


Leisse Wilcox helps leaders and teams get out of their own way to get results.

An Emotional Intelligence Expert with a specialized focus on change management and values-based leadership, she helps you navigate chaos and change while building workplaces that people love to be in.

Trusted by brands like Yahoo! Finance, Telus, Aviva, NPR, CBC, Entrepreneur, and Financial Times, Leisse is known as “the Marie Kondo of your Unconscious.”

As an engaging and dynamic speaker, international performance coach, cancer survivor, and twice-bestselling author, she has a 100% proven track record of success coaching the entire C suite and high-achieving entrepreneurs since 2015.

Combining results-focused strategies with invaluable communication tools, she helps dismantle the blindspots and conquer the roadblocks in each of the cornerstone pillars of your world, that hold you back from peak performance.

Leisse is the EI Expert you want in your corner to shake up old approaches to workplace efficiency by putting people first – using practical and results-focused strategies for improving communication, emotional fortitude, and resilience.

When she’s not lighting up the stage, the page, or the internet, you can find her listening to Taylor Swift with her three tween daughters, road-tripping for tacos with her husband, or on the couch watching HBO with her dog.




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Leisse Wilcox Topic Presentations

wealth eq - how emotional intelligence informs our finacial decision making at work and beyond

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  • How do we close the gap between self-worth and net-worth? By getting crystal clear on our relationship with (and how we feel about) money – and how it impacts our financial literacy and decision-making.

    In this insightful and transformative keynote, Leisse Wilcox offers a deep dive into the intricate dynamics of our relationship with money, wealth, and self-worth. She challenges us to reexamine the narratives we construct about money, along with the underlying emotions that influence our financial choices. Leisse addresses the often taboo subject of money, exploring how our perceptions and feelings about it impact our personal, familial, and professional lives.

    This presentation reveals the often hidden, yet significant, links between self-worth and net worth, examining the concept of wealth emotional intelligence and the notion of financial worthiness. Attendees will discover key insights into the self-sabotaging behaviors that can hinder financial well-being.

    Leisse’s session aims not only to enlighten and empower but also to entertain and enrich. Participants will gain a renewed understanding of their relationship with money, recognizing its value and their own worth across various income levels. This keynote promises to transform your financial perspective, fostering a healthier and more fulfilling financial life.

the good, enough leader: overcoming burnout and redefining success

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  • In a world constantly chasing the elusive ‘bigger, better, best,’ this keynote by Leisse Wilcox explores the transformative concept of what it means to be a ‘good enough’ leader. As we strive for more, often at the expense of our well-being, Leisse invites us to author our own narratives of success, challenging the pervasive myth that more is inherently better.

    This session delves into the seven fundamental pillars of effective and balanced leadership. It offers a powerful reframing of the relentless pursuit of perfection, productivity, and people-pleasing that dominates our lives. Attendees will learn strategies to filter out the noise and focus on cultivating contentment and fulfillment in the present, which paradoxically leads to a more productive workplace.

    Leisse encourages a thoughtful challenge to the status quo, urging the rejection of societal pressures and the embrace of individuality in defining success. This approach fosters a human-centric way of learning, living, and working, allowing for the creation of a more authentic, balanced, and joyful life.

    Participants will explore how to reclaim their unique definition of success and ‘enough,’ counteracting the hustle culture and unlocking the antidote to burnout. This keynote is designed to inspire, enlighten, and motivate action, celebrating the beauty of imperfection, authenticity, and the joy found in the journey toward understanding personal fulfillment.

    Prepare to be moved as we redefine success on our own terms, unlocking the secrets to a balanced life that harmoniously integrates work, wealth, and lifestyle, and ultimately discovering what ‘enough’ truly means for each of us.

embracing the power of emotional intelligence - from soft skills to strong success

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  • In a world accelerated by automation and technological marvels, we cannot automate relationships.

    Gone are the days when policies and procedures take precedence over understanding human emotions. Today, the most mentally well, productive, and effective teams are those that possess a clear (and trauma-informed) understanding of emotional intelligence.

    Join Leisse Wilcox as, she unravels the mysteries of EI and how it holds the key to better communication, impactful leadership, reduced burnout, and navigating change with grace and resilience.

    Embark on a journey of self-discovery and connection that will revolutionize the way we work, live, play, lead, and communicate together.

    In this engaging and eye-opening talk, we dive into the transformative realm of workplace Emotional Intelligence (EI) – the not-so-soft skills that have become essential for thriving organizations and fulfilled lives.

    Through a wise, playful, and relatable lens, we’ll explore how to perceive, shift, evaluate, and communicate emotions, not only in ourselves but also in others. Leisse will share practical and easily implemented strategies that create successful, connected teams, fostering a culture where the best parts of each individual can flourish.

    Using a neuro-linguistic, psychological, and playful perspective, we’ll journey into accessing the depths of our potential and unlocking the potential of our employees as humans first.

    Get ready to be inspired, equipped, and entertained as we embrace the power of Emotional Intelligence and witness how it transforms our professional and personal lives.

unshakeable confidence - conquering imposter syndrome for personal and professional success

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  • Setting yourself up for success begins with fostering unshakeable inner confidence.

    Whether you’re part of a team or leading one, Leisse reveals how inner confidence helps establish healthy boundaries, enhances decision-making, fosters collaboration, improves communication, and empowers you to achieve goals effectively with your colleagues, teams, partners, and families.

    In this empowering and transformative keynote, global performance coach Leisse Wilcox shines a light on the often pervasive feelings of Imposter Syndrome that impact our daily lives, both personally and professionally.

    Understanding that feelings of not enough, not fitting in, or not belonging decimate our decision-making and hinder our progress, Leisse equips you and your teams with the tools to regain confidence and face challenges with courage. You’ll learn how to banish the fear of failure and feel more assured in your abilities, leaving the stress and overwhelm of “this was due yesterday” timelines behind.

    Designed for left and right-brain thinkers alike – including C suite, management, high achievers, creative thinkers, and team members, Leisse shares actionable and game-changing strategies to combat Imposter Syndrome head-on.

    Through a wise and relatable approach, Leisse emphasizes the importance of maintaining a positive mindset and celebrating your natural talents. This talk empowers you to navigate and ameliorate your communication skills, finances, and mindset, unlocking your full potential both in and out of the workplace.

    Get ready to leave with a renewed sense of self-assurance as well as the conviction to take leaps without hesitation. Armed with Leisse’s practical strategies, you’ll confidently overcome Imposter Syndrome and the self-sabotage of staying small, while embracing your true capabilities to propel yourself and your teams towards unparalleled success and fulfillment.

from adversity to empowerment - cultivating resilience in the face of change

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  • Get ready to embrace the art of resilience, finding strength and growth in the face of change.

    Wisdom and character are sculpted through the crucible of adversity; challenges that we encounter become earned assets with massive value when acknowledged, discussed, and integrated, revealing profound meaning and lessons.

    In this empowering and transformative keynote, join strategic life and business coach Leisse Wilcox to explore the remarkable gifts of overcoming resilience and adapting to even the most adverse circumstances of change.

    Using a wise, relatable, and trauma-informed approach, Leisse shows us that resilience is not just a quality within a select few: it dwells in each of us, waiting to be tapped into.

    A resilient team enables profound growth and tenacity even amidst great disruptions. The ability to adapt and respond to the current moment is at the core of resilience, and knowing how to harness it empowers us to navigate changing circumstances with grace and confidence.

    Leisse delves into the power of presence, teaching us to tune out and tune into our emotional states, vulnerabilities, and activation trigger points. She reveals how, in moments of difficult emotions, our impulse might be to avoid, distract, numb, or lash out – but true resilience lies in galvanizing our strengths as an interdependent part of a community that empathizes with and respects the context and culture of our colleagues.

    This will equip you and your teams with actionable and game-changing strategies to tackle challenges and change head-on. Learn how to use challenges as opportunities to cultivate resilience both personally and professionally, uncovering the secrets of leveraging adversity as a means of empowerment, fundamentally transforming your experience at work, home, and play.

    Leisse’s insightful guidance will empower you to navigate the twists and turns of life with courage, wisdom, and adaptability. So, fasten your seat belts as we embark on a transformative journey that will forever change how you perceive and respond to adversity.


Life-changing experience! I had a life-changing experience which was a direct result of working with Leisse. Prior to my engagement with Leisse, I knew how I wanted to feel, but I was unable to step out of my current mindset and move forward to obtain that desired feeling.



Shifting my perspective changed my outcome. After working with this incredible coach, I feel much more clear in my values and boundaries. Leisse has taught me that adjusting my perspective on people and situations in my life shifts my feelings and creates my desired outcomes. I feel very blessed that I was given the opportunity to work with such an amazing woman.


Business Owner

Paradigm-shifting. Leisse was absolutely paradigm-shifting. She captivates with a combination of brilliant analogies and questions that allowed me to immediately start to understand and trace the origin of my issues. It felt like a year of therapy in 1hr.


Fashion CEO

Startling. Working with Leisse was startling. I began with a lot of nervous energy, and she quickly took me to a very calm and clear place. I literally got to see my past and future unfold (trust me, it was intense). I also picked up practical tips and tricks.


Fintech CMO

Articles & Media

Posthaste: Here's who Canadians are turning to for financial advice amid rising costs

Financial Post

Wilcox, who focuses on helping women make better financial decisions, said she has noticed an increase in followers and engagement over the past year. Although there can be good advice on social media, people need to be highly critical of what they’re viewing, O’Leary said.

How to survive and thrive financially after becoming single

Toronto Star

When Leisse Wilcox got married, she happily delegated household finances to her husband. “Wilfully oblivious” she calls her former self. But everything changed when her 14-year relationship ended in 2015, and the Cobourg stay-at-home mother of three suddenly had to navigate money matters.


Tamara Taggart

TELUS Talks | What we can learn from facing our fears, with Leisse Wilcox


Alone: The Truth + Beauty of Belonging
Alone: The Truth + Beauty of Belonging
This book is a love letter to anyone and everyone who's ever felt the slow burning sting of being alone and wondered what the hell to do about it. The relationship we have with our Self is the foundation upon which all other relationships are built, so why are we so afraid of being alone?
To Call Myself Beloved: A Story of Hope, Healing and Coming Home
To Call Myself Beloved: A Story of Hope, Healing and Coming Home
To Call Myself Beloved: A Story of Hope, Healing, and Coming Home offers the permission you've been looking for to simply be yourself and accept that with courage, pride, and grace. It really is that simple, even if it is that complicated.
How to book Leisse Wilcox for an event?

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Are you looking to hire Leisse Wilcox for your event? Leisse Wilcox Toronto, Ontario is a dynamic and engaging speaker that offers audiences researched content paired with expertise and a dynamic speaking ability. Leisse Wilcox is also a Canadian corporate consultant and coach and facilitates workshops and training sessions for a corporate audience. Leisse Wilcox is an expert keynote presenter and speaks on wide variety of topics. Hiring a great speaker for your event is important and working with a thought leader like Leisse Wilcox from Speakers Canada’s roster will engage audiences into the content of the presentation to bring awareness and a fresh perspective for their approach to their work and their lives. Book Leisse Wilcox to educate, motivate and activate the audience through an interactive and entertaining presentation at corporate meetings and gatherings.

Known as a popular key note speaker in Canada, Leisse Wilcox creates life changing experiences for the participants with practical insights and strategic advice they can implement right after the session. Working with a one our leading expert speaker like Leisse Wilcox from Toronto, Ontario offers organizations a fresh perspective to assist the people of the organization. No matter if it is a government, association, or business crowd, Leisse Wilcox is a perfect speaker for your event. Through unique practical insights for trending topics and years experience speaking to different organizations, Leisse Wilcox focuses on changing individuals to make better decisions at work and their lives. No matter if you are holding an in person or virtual event, having an influential speaker such as Leisse Wilcox will engage, motivate, and activate the audience to make a change in their lives and inspire action for results to meet organizational goals. Your workforce will benefit from Leisse Wilcox’s presentations and speeches, with measurable results set to shift the people of the organization and core direction of the company. Book Leisse Wilcox speaker for your annual general meeting, conference, summit, or convention in Canada.

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Leisse Wilcox is an expert professional key note speaker with a lot of experience speaking and delivering engaging talks to organizations and audiences in Canada. Each of Speaker Bureau Canada’s talent have different ways to assess their fees, and Leisse Wilcox speaker fee ranges depending on the size of the audience, event format (in person or virtual), event location, and if the organization booking them is a non profit, association, government department/government agency or business/corporation. The speakers we work with are flexible with their fees, and it is important for us to learn more about your event before we approach them, as it is our role to work for you, and to help you find a speaker within budget. 

Please contact Speakers Bureau of Canada and provide us with your event details so that we can contact Leisse Wilcox to check availability or confirm the pricing and associated costs to hire a great speaker like Leisse Wilcox for your event. As Leisse Wilcox's agent and as a Canadian top speaker bureau and talent agency for speakers, we are able to propose each event opportunity from each host organization’s behalf to try to help you get in touch with Leisse Wilcox and confirm them for your in person or online meeting/event. We can also provide and advise on the booking process and potentially negotiate their fee. Speakers Canada is a client focused speaker agency, and we work for you in finding good speakers for your team meetings and booking processes.

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When SBC receives a request to book Leisse Wilcox we provide you with their speaker fees, travel costs and check their schedules. We work closely with the host organization’s event planning team and the speaker to handle the logistics and to relay or negotiate associated costs. Our talented team members then will work with our talent directly or their agent/manager/assistant to confirm the Canadian speaker fee and travel expenses, so that event planning teams can receive an official quote for the speaker appearing at the event. Speaker fees and travel costs vary per speaker and our role is to contact Leisse Wilcox about your event, after we have connected with the event organizers to learn all the event details and/or conference program. Each booking request is unique since session durations and audience sizes can vary which may affect the speaker’s fees. If you are looking to hire Leisse Wilcox, we recommend filling out the booking request form so a booking agent from Speakers Bureau Canada can get in touch with our talent to help you coordinate with your team to engage the speaker for a successful event.

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