#53 Pushing Boundaries and Following the Whispers of the Universe with Leslie Riley

It's never too late to take the plunge and live a committed life, and here to remind us just that is special guest Leslie Riley. This week, communication expert and facilitator Leslie Riley joins Finola to share her inspiring story of overcoming gender barriers in the military and finding success by embracing her femininity. Through her experiences at West Point and as a helicopter pilot,  Leslie learned the importance of authenticity and creating a safe space for others to share ideas. 

Throughout, Leslie shares her belief in pushing boundaries and following the whispers of the universe to achieve personal growth and success. This episode is a must-listen for anyone looking for inspiration and guidance on embracing their unique qualities and creating positive change in their workplace. Key points throughout include:  


  • An Introduction to Leslie Riley
  • The drive to become part of something bigger 
  • A reminder that you are a liability, not an asset
  • Finding your voice and speaking up for what you want 
  • The importance of creating a safe space in your work environment
  • The wonder woman story: pushing beyond the comfort zone 
  • Following signs and trusting your gut
  • Unblocking Aliveness: a poem by Leslie Riley



Living a Committed Life by Lynne Twist



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