With a purpose driven business and a gift that the world needs.   

That leave you overwhelmed, stuck and on your own.



Have a strategic plan so you can make decisions with confidence and get things done.  
End the struggle and create sustainable financial and creative freedom.    
Shift the stories that are blocking your success and cultivate deep alignment in your life and work.


A nine-month guided transformation of your business & life.

Designed for you — a smart, intuitive, discerning entrepreneur.

An intimate mastermind experience that combines business training, laser focused strategy, skill development, individual coaching,  access to expertise and  resources, implementation accountability with unconditional community support - giving you transformational results.

The DDA ACADEMY is founded on the DDA Method - a profoundly effective, system and approach that teaches you how to  radically shift the way you show up, think strategically, make empowered decisions and take aligned action so you quickly and soulfully build a more profitable business with a rock solid foundation and thrive in your life. 

You'll master and apply this method to the core pillars in your business and life and get the same results each and every time.

How can I be so sure? This is the exact method that I developed and applied over the last decade and used to move from being financially and energetically bankrupt to triple my income, own my home, re-structure, finance and grow my business while creating deep alignment in my relationships and health.    

I've worked with hundreds of savvy business owners and individuals, using this method who empower themselves daily and continue to make their  impossible - possible.  




Working with Leah and the DDA methods, I learned how to believe in myself. I felt incredibly supported in very real tangible ways such as marketing, finances and branding, but the overriding theme to Leah’s work is really a gentle stripping away of your stories and silencing of those internal critics that hold you back from realizing your dreams. I’ve sold my work, have paintings in private collections across Canada and I have created and hosted an Art & Yoga Retreat in Spain. My intangible but priceless results: clarity and focus. I paint almost daily. I have time for self care and time to spend with my family and friends. I experience joy, I feel more confident and I have a peaceful and fulfilling life.

- Marlene Lowden





The DDA Academy is specifically designed to provide you with a solid foundation rhythm while also being flexible to meet your unique needs. The Academy launches on February 10th and wraps at the end of October. We follow monthly themes based on the core DDA Training with additional strategy, implementation and support.  There are live sessions held on Tuesday or Thursday at 12 PM or 1 PM PST with one "White Space" week each month to focus on implementation and we take a three week summer holiday break. All sessions are recorded.  There are plenty of ways to engage to the degree that you want, learn and receive support.  


Tired of trying to figure it out on your own? This is an intimate mastermind structure where you receive direct strategic coaching and access to Leah. You will NOT get lost in the crowd!  During your 1:1 sessions, you will work directly with Leah for specific strategy development, feedback, ideas and solutions to ensure that you know exactly what your next steps are. (Number of sessions depends on the tier you choose.) 


If you didn't quite make it to business school - you're not alone! Yet, your success hinges on making key strategic decisions, often in areas that you simply don't have the expertise. It's easy to become stressed out and paralyzed with indecision from the overwhelming number of strategies and tactics in any one area. This is precisely why the DDA Academy training is specifically designed to teach you what you need to know about the core pillars of business and help you master the skills you need to effectively grow your business. This includes: planning, money, product/service development, branding, messaging, marketing, systems and team development. (On demand 24/7 access)



Your plan only works if you work it! Effectively running your business and navigating your life requires that you consistently "Land & Launch." This is the practice of reflecting, measuring your traction, understanding what's working and not working, shifting your stories and clearly identifying your strategic next steps. These dynamic monthly virtual group sessions will provide you with the structure to stay fiercely focused on your highest priorities. (These are monthly sessions and include a HALF DAY MID YEAR ROAD MAPPING RETREAT.) 


Taking action is the cornerstone of your success!  If you are ready to get things done you'll love these sessions. Based on the theme and focus of each month, we will dive right in together to ensure you are getting things set up in your business. Maybe you need help working through your numbers, structuring your products and services or maybe it's time to create a beautiful Brand Guide to dramatically increase your brand positioning. These are just a few of the things we will do together. (8 x 3 hour sessions.) 



Immediate answers to your most pressing questions. In addition to having direct ongoing access to Leah and your peers through the private Facebook Group and 1:1 strategy sessions, we will hold open office hours and hot seat coaching so you can receive feedback on strategy, solve problems and have your questions answered. 


Access to the expertise you need. Each month we will hold a live Masterclass with one of our qualified Community Experts who are highly invested in providing you with real, up to date strategies and tools to thrive in your business and life. Each one brings a wealth of knowledge in their specific field and have been chosen based on my direct experience with them! These are the trusted people I call on for my own business development. 


We are the sum of the people that we spend our time with. Imagine being part of a community of like minded, heart centered, highly invested people empowering each other to raise the bar in your life, expand your business and be there to truly support you during the twists and turns and celebrate your successes! This is where ideas gain traction, deep friendships are born and magic happens. The DDA Community is rich and in addition,  you'll have instant access to referral sources and recommendations so you can find the expert support that you need! Need an accountant, digital strategist, copywriter, therapist, book publisher... we've got you covered! 


Your stories are the driving force behind how you interpret, respond, take action and ultimately experience your life and business. The power to transform your world lays in your ability to shift your stories. Which is why in addition to mastering the The DDA SHIFT Method you will also have the incredible opportunity to work directly with Stephanie Wood who is a Master EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) Trainer and my personal go to expert! Included in the DDA Academy are 2 private sessions with Stephanie. (1 x 75 minute session with a 30 minute follow up session.)  


NOVEMBER 2019  - JANUARY 2020: The DDA Academy wraps in October but that's not when the momentum and support ends. You will be invited to circle back around and join the live DDA Method Foundation Training Series complimentary to ensure that you are set up and ready to launch into 2020! That's a FULL YEAR of strategy and support! 



That's why you'll be invited to join us at the following optional, additional, exclusive events!
*And we've been known to informally gather for walks, yoga, and beers.   

(March & October)

Slip on your CEO shoes; flip flops, stompin' boots or high heels and join our evening of nourishing connection, insights, celebration, and plenty of laughs with your tribe. On the Sunshine Coast, BC. 

(May 2019)

Receive priority invitation and pricing to join your tribe for an in person retreat that bridges soul, strategy and implementation.  Leave deeply nourished, with an expanded vision of possibility and steps already taken to fruition.  



I knew I didn’t want struggle for years, building my business and working with Leah was my express ticket past all of that. Her encouragement and at times, tough love has opened doors for me that I never knew I could get to let alone walk through gracefully.

— Lindyn Williams




The in-depth training you need - when you need it! Yes, we do follow a theme each month that dives deeper into a core pillar in your business in the live working sessions and Masterclasses HOWEVER, you have access to ALL of the on-demand training as soon as you join!  Each training includes workbooks, specific how-to videos, templates and tools. 

Maybe it's time to finally figure out your money, shift that money story and create a sustainable business. 

Maybe it's time to re-structure your products or services and pricing to align with just how much value you are giving. 

Maybe your focus is to create a world class brand and your starting point is a Brand Strategy and Brand Guide.

Once you are crystal clear on your vision and goals,
you will dive into the strategies you need and start implementing right away! 


Step into your expanded vision of possibility with a concrete plan to make it happen! Learn a proven method and create a customized strategic Road Map to launch into 2019 with absolute clarity. Clear your external distractions and change your internal stories so you can truly achieve those goals!  Identify the systems and support you need to move forward and implement the habits you need to get consistent results. Integrate the power of celebration and determine the benchmarks for success on your terms. You will receive a beautiful, spiral bound, hard copy of the exclusive DDA Planner and the digital, editable versions as well.


Finally take radical responsibility for your financial health and create sustainability and freedom! Understand how your money story is the driving force behind your current financial status – and how to SHIFT it! Define abundance on your own terms and learn how to experience it immediately. Stop de-valuing yourself and reclaim your power and embrace your true value. Know your numbers, decrease your debt and design a profit map to create true financial sustainability. Establish money systems, habits and rituals to keep you on track.


Create or re-structure your products and services so they truly serve your market and are priced based on their real value.  Understand your strengths and your business model. Ensure your products and services align with your positioning and customer journey and structure your pricing and packaging to be congruent with your profit map and goals. 


Create a world class brand that is in alignment with who you are and who you truly serve so you can reach more people and grow your business.  Gain real clarity on your ideal client so you can deeply serve them. Understand the elements of your Brand and Brand Identity so you can create consistency and ease in communicating with your people. Unveil your unique story and message to engage and deepen your relationship with your clients and customers. 


Create a foundation marketing plan and system that is in alignment with you, your company and your revenue goals. Identify your greatest marketing barriers and find solutions (often they don’t have anything to do with marketing). Understand marketing today, digital strategy and content marketing. Have a clear understanding of the new marketing and sales funnel so you can find and close your marketing gaps. Find sales and revenue opportunities that are right in front of you. 


Your health, raising your vibration and cultivating presence is essential to becoming the driving force in how you navigate your business and life, your productivity, your experience and the results you achieve. Which is exactly why a Yoga, Breathing and Meditation practice exclusively designed for the DDA Academy by Ms. Georgia Cyr, is part of the foundation training. In addition, we will continue to focus on your health practices throughout the program so you experience greater health as you grow your business and expand. 



Being part of the DDA Community has alleviated the isolation of entrepreneurship.

By cultivating a community of like-spirited, inspired and savvy entrepreneurs, Leah has created a powerful system of support for both practical connections and collaboration, as well as a forum for heartfelt authenticity and camaraderie.

So while the work may feel easy or hard, it’s always met with a spirit of playfulness and joy.

“We’re in this together” isn’t just the talk, it’s the walk.

 -Tanis Frame


As the CEO, your job is to build the best possible team of experts to call upon their wisdom and apply it to your unique business and life. The DDA Academy community specialists will share their valuable knowledge with your through the monthly Master Classes. 

Allison's passion is helping small business owners thrive and grow through financial management support and all the ins and outs of tax planning, accounting and daily operations. Master Class: Organize Your Year End Finances with Ease 

Marie is a serial entrepreneur and one of the most sought after digital strategists and product developers in the online world.  
Master Class: Simplify Your Products, Services & Systems


Julia is a finance expert and CEO of both Spring Financial Planning and Admin Slayer. She builds financial plans, engaged teams, and motivated, successful individuals.   
Master Class: Build Your Rock Star Team 

Erin is a heart-centered, passionate copywriter and digital content developer whose words have generated millions of dollars in revenue for her clients.
Master Class: Unleash Your Email Awesomeness 

Deidre is the CEO of Ampersand Social Media Agency and a sought after speaker and social media expert specializing in strategies for small businesses. 
Master Class: Closing the Human Energy Circle- Social Media for Genuine Connection

Tanis is a science geek, thrive-catalyst and play-evangelist and the force behind Decide to Thrive - a movement impacting lives around the world.
Master Class: Play is the Way Home


Nicole is the CEO of the most successful Christmas Store in Australia, customer experience maven and marketing expert.  Master Class: Customer Engagement Strategies for Success.  

Cindy is a yoga teacher, medicine woman and a business manager extraordinaire. 
As a core member of the DDA team, Cindy will be supporting the members of the Academy during the year to expand into their fullest expression of greatness. 



I've been an entrepreneur for over 20 years. I'm a lifestyle designer and business strategist and for the last decade I've intimately worked with hundreds of passionate entrepreneurs and individuals.  

I’ve been lost in the woods. I’ve known the razor-sharp blade of abuse. I’ve crumbled with energetic erosion. I’ve been crushed by self doubt. I’ve lived with chronic pain and assholes. I know the desperation of bankruptcy. 

Suffering and I were once on a first-name basis. 

And …

I’ve raised an amazing kid. I’ve experienced the kind of love that can explode your heart. I’ve climbed mountains and traveled the globe. I’ve built four successful businesses in three countries. I’ve made six figures with integrity. 

I’ve helped yogis, truckers and millionaires re-design their lives, create abundance and reclaim their freedom. 

And it would be my honour to dance with you and help you define, design and re-align your business and life! 



Since working with Leah and implementing the DDA methods and tools I’ve become laser focused and more productive. The best part, though, is how I FEEL about my art practice and my decision to be a full-time artist.  The icing on the cake? A brilliant community of endlessly supportive, amazing entrepreneurs. The wit, intelligence, and generosity of the DDA Community knows no bounds.- Jody Macdonald, Visual Artist

Before working with Leah, running my business was overly stressful and time consuming. I struggled with shame that I didn't have "it" figured out. Leah's DDA process and tools helped me figure out the gaps and glitches that needed attention. Her approach helped me realize that we're all in a continuous state of refining our life and business, and it's a whole lot more fun to do that with self-compassion and within a great community of people who approach the journey in a similar way. The investment in working with Leah has paid off many times over. Tzaddi Gordon, Creative Director and Artist 

I have gone from a “shy”, unsure person/ CEO to a confident lady/ CEO getting shit done!!! I no longer work those crazy hours; I am exceeding my financial goals and I am excited every day to go to work.  Leah is very insightful and knowledgeable and the tools she has developed get you right to the core of what needs to be done to shift you to a place of success. Leah guided me to see what was always the next most important step in my process of establishing the strong foundation I needed to grow Tapestry Gardens successfully. The best thing is how much happier and more confident I am. - Lorraine Caple, Tapestry Gardens

I was tired of ignoring what my soul was whispering to me and I recognized it was time to invest in myself and dare to step up so I said YES. The DDA Academy is a life changing curriculum.  The support, accountability, and strategies of the program inspired me to deeply expand my vision of what I thought to be possible. Most importantly it supported me to publish and launch The Grateful Jar Project in ways I would not otherwise have considered and positioned me for success.  Leah was an integral part of the unfolding.  There is a whispering in your Soul, that perhaps you have been trying to ignore. Isn’t it time that you explored the possibilities?  Isn’t it time to do something different? - Krystin Clark, Best Selling Author, Award Winning Speaker

Leah is deeply committed to the women in the DDA Academy succeeding on their own terms. Not only does she provide in-depth, proven methods to support the development and growth of your business, she also tends to the personal and energetics of being in business. She is interested in supporting you not just as a business owner, but as a woman, a mother, a partner, a friend, a member of the community. She draws upon her own experience and is not afraid to share her own lessons. Leah has been a huge support and showed up for me often when I felt I couldn’t show up for myself - always there with a kind word, an email, a funny story or a gentle nudge. I am deeply grateful. - Jennie Alexis Multi-passionate Creatrix

In the 4 years I've been working with Leah I have completely revamped my business and my personal life.  I've turned my scattered,  distributorship business into a re-designed, internationally manufactured, stand alone brand that's exceeding expectations. And I've grown personally even more than I have grown professionally.  The best part is how I feel about how things are looking in the future.  For the first time I have the tools I need, a team to work with and  I feel supported. Leah is always there. DDA is a fantastic set of tools to rejig  your life and business with!  Ones that have included  ladders, kleenex, CEO shoes, and hot tubs! There has been some universal magic too! - Alex Anglin, CEO Puddlegear

Before going through the DDA Academy, I was having difficult time staying focused on my business. I wanted to start doing more of my work online and offering it to groups, but was very unclear as to what steps I’d need to do that successfully. I knew there were a lot of moving parts: marketing, promotion, financials, branding, etc., and even though I am organized in some areas, I just couldn’t seem to pull it all together and move forward in any substantial way. Learning the DDA Method with its clear, concise and logical approach has been a game-changer.  I’ve learned so much that I didn’t even know that I needed to know! In less than a year, I completely re-branded my business, created my new website, increased my social presence and launched my new online program with huge success. Stephanie Wood EFT Specialist and Master Trainer 


I was haphazardly running my growing business. My to-do list was a monster, I didn’t complete projects to my satisfaction, my relationships and health suffered. I lacked confidence and was always second guessing myself. It has only been six months of working with Leah but the results are significant. My business has almost doubled in size! She has helped me create easy to navigate systems for every aspect of my company. I have organized my finances, built a training manual, a customer experience care package, a blog, an online shop and a brand aligned, social media platform. And there is balance balance between life and work.  - Tanya Droege, CEO, Sealuxe 

The mark of a great coach and teacher is someone who gives their clients tools to empower them to create their own success. The skills I’ve learned over the course of a very short period of time have been game changers. And ones I use on a daily basis. I wanted to to bring more ease and financial freedom to my life both in business and pleasure — all of which have come to fruition since working with Leah.  I increased my revenue by 25% and two things I had listed on my “$5 million / ideal life vision” both came to fruition. - Victoria Maxwell, Speaker and Wellness Warrior

When I began working with Leah, I had a very small private practice. I knew that I had to grow my business to create financial sustainability, but had no real vision of what this could look like. Leah helped me set priorities and introduced me to amazingly effective tools and methods. Leah has incredible intuition and I always feel completely understood. She's helped me to see my own strengths, and with her encouragement has facilitated my transition from clinician to businesswoman. I've boosted my confidence and my ability to “put myself out there”. This year I am on track to earning triple my revenue from previous years. And the best part is that I have not had to sacrifice my health, time with my family, or time for myself. – Lisa Cytrynbaum, Speech-Language Therapist




You will receive everything you need to re-shape your world... 
and in order to do so, YOU HAVE TO BE ALL IN. 

The truth is that life is messy, imperfect and bloody hard sometimes. That part is not going to change. There's no magic pill that's going to land you at the end of the rainbow but there really is a different way - a better way to experience and create what you most desire. 

This path is yours to walk, which will require you to: 

  • Take radical responsibility for every experience and result in your life. 
  • Re-define what IS possible and deepen your devotion to making it happen. 
  • Spend time and energy to master the methods and do your work.
  • Say "no, thank you," to everything that isn’t serving you.
  • Shift the stories that are blocking your success and get out of your own way. 
  • Get comfortable living outside your comfort zone which is where the magic happens. 
  • Take inspired imperfect action and do some things very differently – over and over again. 

Transformation happens in the moment by moment DECISIONS you make and ACTIONS you take that bring you closer to the life you want or further away... the choice is yours. 

I know it's a commitment. 

I'm asking you to be ALL IN and I'm going ALL IN with you! 



  • The DDA Method Training and Planning System
  • The DDA Planner (hard copy & digital version)
  • On Demand Comprehensive Business Training  
  • 8 x Virtual Road Mapping Sessions
  • Virtual Mid Year Road Mapping Retreat  
  • 8 x 3 Hour Implementation Accountability Sessions 
  • Master Classes with Community Experts
  • Live Office Hours and Hot Seat Coaching 
  • Wildly Supportive Private Community
  • 2 x Bonus Private EFT Sessions w/ Stephanie Wood
  • The DDA Method Foundation Training Live (Nov/Dec)
  • A few special surprises along the way

TIER #1: 

Full DDA Academy Access PLUS:

  • 1 x 60 minute Private Launch Session with Leah

  • 2 x 60 minute Private Strategy Sessions with Leah (Scheduled when you need them.) 

  • Ongoing access to Leah through the group and direct access for anything pressing.  



Full DDA Academy Access PLUS:

  • 1 x 60 minute Private Launch Session with Leah

  • 8 x 60 minute Private Strategy Sessions with Leah (Monthly)

  • Ongoing direct access and support from Leah through email in between sessions 



Full DDA Academy Access PLUS:

  • 1 x 60 minute Private Launch Session with Leah

  • 8 x 60 minute Private Strategy Sessions with Leah (Monthly)

  • Ongoing direct access to Leah through email in between sessions 

  • 7 hours of direct implementation support with Leah and her team. (Focused on exactly what you need.)


When does the DDA Academy start?

DOORS OPEN DECEMBER 2019! As soon as you register, your journey begins and you will receive an invitation to join the private FB Group, access to the DDA Academy Platform and your welcome package. And if you are new to the DDA Academy then you'll have access to dive right into the DDA Method Foundation Training to get ready for the year ahead.    

How many people will be in the Academy?

The DDA Academy is designed to be an intimate, personalized group experience with a tight community, while holding a large enough space for individuals to connect with and expand their network and access to resources. Therefore, registration will be limited to a maximum of 25 people. 

Will I have direct access to work with Leah?

YES. The program is structured so that you have ongoing direct access to Leah through several touch points. Your 1:1 Strategy Sessions, the Live Virtual Road Mapping Sessions, Office Hours, Implementation Sessions, and through our Private FB Group. If sensitive or confidential questions or challenges arise, you will always have the option to send a direct email to Leah for support. 

What kind of businesses should join the DDA Academy?

The DDA Academy, methods, training and tools are designed to teach you foundation principles and strategies that work and have been applied to small and medium sized businesses in a wide spectrum of industries. Business owners and entrepreneurs share consistent and common universal challenges regardless of the type of business that they are in. Challenges such as effective strategic planning, work / life harmony, time and personal management, barriers to success and so on. The program is designed to meet those challenges and provide you with the skill set and mindset for long term success.  

I'm concerned I don't have enough time to take part in the Academy.

The truth is that the work that you will be doing in the DDA Academy is work that needs to be done. It's the kind of foundation work ON your business and life that is NOT getting done and is costing you countless hours, money and energy. The DDA Method, planning system and tools are specifically designed to help you be more productive, get better results and thrive in your life. The DDA Academy structure is specifically designed so you stay focused on your priorities.  You will participate in the different sessions based on what you need as well as take the on-demand training and master classes when it makes sense for you. On average, you can expect to commit to between 1.5 hours - 3 hours per week. Less on weeks that you are implementing IN your business and more on weeks that you are opting to learn new skills through the training and creating strategies to FOR your business.  

I am a little overwhelmed with how much is involved.

Yes, there are a wealth of strategies and training within the DDA Academy. However, it is specifically designed for people with full lives so that you can access and participate in what you need when YOU need it. In addition, there is a tremendous amount of direct support built into the structure so you will always be fully supported to know what your next steps are. 

I don't own a business but I want to learn the DDA Method. Can I still join the Academy?

The DDA Academy is designed for small business owners, solo-preneurs and entrepreneurs. Or for those who may be wanting to turn their hobby or side project into a business or launch a new venture. For those who do not fall into one of these categories and are looking for personal development only, you can join us for the DDA Method Foundation Training Series.  And if you are still not quite sure if the DDA Academy is a fit, please book a call with Leah to clarify. 

I'm an introvert and I am concerned about the amount of group work / interaction involved.

The DDA Academy is specifically designed so that you can participate as much or as little as you want within the group. Everyone's time, desire for engagement, energy and capacity is deeply honoured. The DDA Community is known for it's warmth and respect for everyone's unique needs and attracts both introverts and extroverts alike. The DDA Method and DDA Academy is structured to support you and in the process enhance your energy so that you thrive. 

Is there a payment plan?

Yes, absolutely. When you sign up, you have the option to have a monthly payment plan or pay in full. 

Will you launch the DDA Academy again in 2019?

No.  My focus is 100% on the success of the Academy members who say YES to joining and launching together this February. 

What if I change my mind?

When you sign up for the DDA Academy, you are expressly committing to the full nine months of the DDA Academy. There are a limited number of spaces and in holding the space and providing the services within the DDA Academy, as a result, we do not offer refunds. All of your questions will be answered prior to joining the DDA Academy so you will make an informed decision based on your needs. 

Extenuating Circumstances

On very rare occasions, there are extenuating circumstances that arise for clients and members. If such circumstances happen, in alignment with the integrity of our company, the situation will be evaluated and of course taken into great consideration whether the continuance of the program is a fit.   

If you have another question or you're not sure if The DDA Academy is right for you at this time, I'm more than happy to connect! Please send me an email at