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.  

Define success on your terms, and shift the stories that are blocking your success to cultivate deep alignment and ease in your life and work.


You don't need more general information –
you need to know the exact next steps to take that are right for you and YOUR business so you can gain real traction. 

You don't need the latest time management app – it's time to change the way you show up, reclaim your time, honour your boundaries and stay fiercely focused on what actually matters to YOU. 

You don't need to listen to another motivational podcast – you're ready to receive direct personal support and accountability, and be part of highly invested community empowering you to rise so you craft the life and business that YOU want.  


A guided transformation of your business & life.

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

An intimate 10-month 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.  

Registration for The DDA Academy will re-open December 2020!




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 the rock solid foundation planning methodology and rhythm, while also being flexible to meet your unique needs. 

You'll kick off 2020 by creating a customized annual plan using The DDA Method Planning System and Planner. Each Quarter you'll drill that plan down into 90 Day Challenges with direct 1:1 Strategy Sessions with Leah to ensure you're on track. 

Based on YOUR business needs, you'll access the on-demand DDA Core Training based on the pillars in your business: You, Money, Products and Services, People, Brand, Messaging and Marketing – so you're implementing relevant strategies in your business right away.  

You'll attend live online workshops diving deeper into designing your business (with replays available when you can't attend live). You'll have ongoing accountability and support through the Live Office Hours and Implementation Sessions.

Once a month you'll experience a "White Space Week" so you have the time and space you need to get things done with a three week holiday break in the summer because TAKING TIME OFF is all part of it! 

The Bonus: October - December you'll be invited to join the live DDA Method Foundation Training Series so you're completely supported for the entire year. Why? Because real traction takes time and consistency. 


1:1 STRATEGIC COACHING WITH LEAH: Tired of trying to figure it out on your own?  You will NOT get lost in the crowd!  Your year kicks off with a Strategic Launch Call to ensure that your customized plan is ready to implement. During your Quarterly 1:1 Session, you will work directly with Leah on 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.) 

ROAD MAPPING SESSIONS AND 90 DAY CHALLENGES: Your plan only works if you work it! In these dynamic monthly group sessions you'll master the essential practices of: reflecting, measuring your traction, understanding what's working and not working, shifting your stories, and clearly identifying your strategic next steps. This will keep you fiercely accountable and focused on your highest priorities. (Includes a Kick Off Planning Session, Quarterly Planning Sessions with a half day Mid Year Road Mapping Retreat and a 2021 Road Mapping Retreat in December.) 

OFFICE HOURS and  HOT SEAT COACHING: 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, office hours are designed to ensure that you receive fast feedback on strategy, solve problems, and have your questions answered. (60 minutes 2-3 x a month) 

IMPLEMENTATION SESSIONS: Taking action is the cornerstone of your success!  If you are ready to get things done you'll love these sessions. Whether you need help working through your numbers, structuring your products and services or receiving feedback on copy, these sessions are designed to give you hands-on implementation support. (8 x 2 hour sessions.) 

THE DDA CORE BUSINESS TRAINING & SKILL DEVELOPMENT: 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 where you simply don't have the expertise. It's easy to become stuck in indecision from the overwhelming number of strategies and tactics in any one area. This is precisely why the DDA Academy Core Training is specifically designed to teach you what you need to know about the core pillars of business and develop skills necessary to effectively grow your business.  (Outlined below/on demand 24/7) 

LIVE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS: Ensuring you're learning the right stuff. In addition to the on-demand DDA Academy Core Business Training, a series of additional live workshops will focus on key areas that make a direct impact in your business. This includes topics such as money, building capacity, messaging, and social media.   

INCREDIBLE PRIVATE COMMUNITY and THE DDA NETWORK: You are the sum of the people that you spend your time with. Become part of a community of like-minded, heart-centered, engaged people, empowering each other to raise the bar in their lives, expand their businesses, support one another during the twists, and celebrate each other's success! This is where ideas gain traction, deep friendships are born, and magic happens. You'll have instant access to referrals and recommendations so you can find the expertise you need. (Accountant, copywriter, therapist, book publisher... you're covered!)


You'll be invited to join us for a few optional gatherings on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, BC.  Slip on your CEO shoes; flip flops, stompin' boots or high heels and join this evening of nourishing connection, insights, celebration, and plenty of laughs with your people. 

*We've been known to informally gather for walks, yoga, and beers.   


OCTOBER 2020 - DECEMBER 2020:  You will be invited to circle back around and join the live DDA Method Foundation Training Series to ensure that you are set up and ready to launch into 2021! That's a FULL YEAR of strategy and support! 


Your stories are the driving force behind how you interpret, respond, take action and ultimately experience your life and business. Which is why in addition to mastering The DDA SHIFT Method, you'll be invited to a series of group tapping sessions based on themes relevant to the needs of the group. Emotional Freedom Technique is game-changing strategy and a must-have in your toolkit.  


The most challenging part of success in anything is not the work itself – it's getting down to doing the work! This is the foundation to simplify and integrate all the pieces of your life, work, or business, so you take inspired action and get the most important things done!   

Leah and the DDA community have been instrumental in having created my business and life that I love. I would not be where I am without her fierce devotion to my process and journey. You'll receive everything you need - the wisdom, training, tools, guidance, and community of support will take you straight into your powerfully aligned business and life.   This is for you if it's time to do things differently!
- Tanis Frame, Leadership Coach, Thrive Catalyst, Play Evangelist 

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

Working with Leah in the DDA Academy had a huge impact on what turned out to be a  challenging year. I strengthened my foundation in my business, health and life. The clarity I gained in working through my stories was a game changer. This enabled me take the steps I needed to grow my business and that showed me that I was indeed capable and that the confidence was merited.  Leah will meet you where you are and help bring you to the places you want to be. 
- Paula Howley, Head Start Public Speaking For Kids, Author, Comedian 

I knew I didn’t want struggle for years in 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

Ever struggled to figure out HOW all the moving parts of your business fit together? here's the Road Map:

First, you need a solid vision, concrete customized plan, and method to keep YOU the CEO in the driver's seat. This includes your rock star systems and support. (THE DDA METHOD)

Next up you've got to know your numbers and create your profit map, support your next level success and clear your money blocks! (DDA YOUR MONEY)

Then, build a business model based on products and services that are priced and positioned to serve your ideal customers and are built on your brilliance. (DDA YOUR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES)

Know your audience so you communicate with them effectively, through your clear message and world class brand. (DDA YOUR PEOPLE, BRAND AND MESSAGE)

Then get out there and share your magic with smart, aligned marketing so you become a magnet for those you're meant to serve.  (DDA YOUR MARKETING AND SALES) 



The in-depth, relevant training you need
— when you need it! 

You will have immediate access to all of the on-demand training as soon as The DDA Academy opens. However, you will NOT get lost in an ocean of content. 

Once you are crystal clear on your vision, goals, and have your plan in place, you will be specifically directed to learn and implement the strategies that are relevant to you and your next steps! 

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.

Each comprehensive training includes easy to digest training videos, workbooks, specific how-to videos, templates, and tools. 


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 2020 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, 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. This training alone is a game changer! 


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. 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 and find solutions to your greatest marketing barriers. Understand digital strategy and create a content marketing plan, editorial calendar and social media schedule that works for you. Create brand-aligned marketing templates and promotional assets to make it easier to generate sales with the revenue opportunities that are right in front of you.  


Leah and her dog smiling at the viewer

I'm a business strategist and lifestyle designer, the creator of The DDA Method and the CEO of THE DEFINE DESIGN ALIGN CO. 

An entrepreneur for over twenty years with businesses in Australia, England, Japan and Canada in health, marketing, import, education and offshore finance with a 2-day stint packing mangoes in the desert. 🙂 

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

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

And… I’ve independently raised an amazing kid. I’ve climbed mountains and traveled the globe. I’ve built four successful businesses in three countries and made six figures with integrity.

I've had the absolute pleasure of helping hundreds of courageous, uber-savvy individuals and entrepreneurs reclaim their lives, align their businesses and create freedom on their terms. It would be my honour to dance with you. 



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

I was tired of ignoring what my soul was whispering to me and I recognized it was time to invest in myself. The DDA Academy is a life changing curriculum.  The support, accountability, and strategies inspired me to deeply expand my vision and supported me to publish and launch The Grateful Jar Project and positioned me for success. Leah was an integral part of the unfolding.  If there's a whispering in your Soul, that perhaps you have been trying to ignore.  Isn’t it time to do something different?
- Krystin Clark, Best Selling Author, Award Winning Speaker

Before going through the DDA Academy, I was having a difficult time staying focused. I wanted to shift to provide online and group offerings, but was very unclear what steps to take. I just couldn’t seem to pull it all together and move forward. Learning the DDA Method and approach has been a game-changer. 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 

My business was overly stressful and time consuming and I struggled with shame that I didn't have "it" figured out. Leah's DDA process and tools helped me understand the gaps and also realize that we're all in a continuous state of refining our life and business. I learned how to navigate it with a whole lot more self-compassion 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 to a confident CEO getting shit done! I no longer work crazy hours; I'm exceeding my financial goals and I am excited every day to go to work.  Leah is very insightful and knowledgeable and the DDA tools get 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 to establish the strong foundation I needed to grow successfully. The best thing is how much happier and more confident I am.
- Lorraine Caple, Tapestry Gardens

In the 5 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. 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 world with!  Ones that have included  ladders, kleenex, CEO shoes, and hot tubs! There's been universal magic too!
- Alex Anglin, CEO Puddlegear

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

The mark of a great 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. Ones I use on a daily basis. I wanted more ease and financial freedom into my life and business — 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

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 methods. Leah has incredible intuition and I always feel completely understood. She's helped me to transition from clinician to businesswoman. This year I am on track to earning triple my revenue from previous years. The best part – I have not sacrificed my health, time with family or 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 (beautiful spiral bound hard copy & digital version)
  • The On Demand Comprehensive Business Training  
  • 8 Virtual Road Mapping Sessions (Monthly) 
  • Virtual Mid Year Road Mapping Retreat  
  • 8 Implementation Accountability Sessions 
  • 6 Business Development Workshops
  • Regular Live Office Hours and Hot Seat Coaching 
  • Wildly Supportive Private Community
  • Bonus Group EFT Sessions w/ Stephanie Wood
  • The DDA Method Foundation Training Live (Oct - Dec)
  • Full Day Road Mapping Retreat for 2021 (Dec) 
  • A few special surprises along the way

TIER #1: 

Full DDA Academy Access PLUS:

  • 1 x 60 minute Private Launch Session with Leah

  • 3 x 60 minute Private Strategy Sessions with Leah (Quarterly)

  • 2 x 30 minute Private Mini Jam Sessions with Leah (Scheduled if and 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)

  • 2 x 30 minute Private Mini Jam Sessions with Leah (Scheduled if and when you need them.)
  • Ongoing direct access and support from Leah through email in between sessions 




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