Leslie Mulder, Work+Life Coach


I guide career, leadership, and personal growth.

I help people find who they are and have the potential to be, what they are uniquely suited to do, and where life is calling them to hone and utilize these gifts.


I lead you:

  • to become clear and confident about work+life decisions you’re facing
  • to understand where you’ve been and where you’re going
  • to find your authentic voice, your leadership style, and your contribution to your workplace, family, or community
  • to utilize your resources and strengths to overcome challenges


I do this by:

  • expertly mining nationally-recognized assessments to get to the core of your unique potential
  • focusing in on what will help you flourish – your strengths, resources, and life narratives
  • directing your desired growth through customized adjustments in your work+life
  • helping you reflect, continuously adapt, and build productive habits
  • offering you accountability towards your goals


Together, we will help you live your potential.

Justin Adams Ann Arbor, Michigan
Taking the road less traveled is fraught with uncertainty. When I doubt, Leslie reflects back my most powerful, courageous, and positive self.


My Background


For the last decade, I’ve focused on maximizing human potential.

I coach professionals on career and life transitions, finding greater effectiveness, and awakening their truest selves. I help people tap into their authentic career and leadership potential and make intentional decisions about their work+life. Whether looking for career change or advancement, clients value my holistic approach to their growth so they can achieve their goals, engage with what’s important, and live more meaningful lives.

I also work with groups and organizations, coaching employees and creating customized programs and workshops that develop individual and team effectiveness.

As a career consultant to alumni and graduate students of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, I coached and trained business professionals on career management best practices, helping them navigate organizational systems and make the most of growth opportunities. Prior to 2008, I counseled both undergraduate and graduate students in a variety of industries and sectors, advised low-income and first generation college students, and selected and trained employees as a corporate staffing specialist.

I hold an Executive Coaching Certificate from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, an M.A. in Educational Psychology (Counseling) from the University of Minnesota, and a B.A. in Social Work and Management Studies from St. Olaf College. I am a trained and qualified practitioner of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and StrengthsFinder and utilize a variety of career, leadership, and personality assessments in my practice.

I am also a wife and mother of two young children. A career-minded woman at heart, I have experienced traditional and nontraditional work modalities. My interest in coaching and my spouse’s career, which has led us to live in several states, has led me to reimagine my work+life many times over the years. The satisfaction I feel from my work+life is, in part, a testimonial to the idea of planned happenstance: transforming unplanned events into career and life opportunities. In my spare time, I am passionate about meeting new people, watching documentaries, traveling for both adventure and relaxation, growing spiritually, jogging, and spending time with friends and family.