Leslie has a natural way of taking complex psychological phenomena and explaining it in a way that’s captivating and engaging. Below is a list of talks that are currently available. For information about past events please click here.
See Leslie in Action
Watch this short video (20 seconds) to get a sense of Leslie’s speaking style:
How to Thrive During Challenging Times: Tips for Cultivating Resilience and Minimizing Burnout
Life on this planet is not easy these days, to say the least, but as the legendary adventurer Tim Hansel once said, “Pain is inevitable, but misery is optional.”
How do we thrive during challenging times? How do we develop resilience or grit? We do it by using the principles of psychology to our advantage – by creating healthy boundaries around work, play, and media exposure. We do it by harnessing the power of what we can control (like our individual sense of community, and joy in life’s small moments), while exercising mindfulness around what we cannot control.
In this talk, Leslie gives concrete tips and tricks for how people can psychologically survive and even thrive during times of political upheaval, climate change, and a global pandemic.
Living Mindfully In The Digital Age: How to Create Healthy Boundaries Around Technology for More Joy and Less Stress
As an expert in both tech addiction and mindfulness, Leslie has spoken to audiences at companies like Google, been interviewed for documentary films, and has even created an e-course on how to develop and maintain healthy boundaries with technology so that it works for us, and not the other way around. Technology has made our lives better in many ways, but if we’re not careful we can find ourselves being slaves to our screens.
This lively and engaging discussion will inspire you to log-off from technology and tune-in to the things that create healthy brains and healthy minds (like relationships and the natural environment) – all while giving you easy, actionable steps for making sure that tech doesn’t overrun your life.