Designing a Path to Living Better
About Kiz n
At Kizen Wellness, we operate from a philosophy similar to kaizen, a Japanese business philosophy of continuous improvement of working practices and personal efficiency. We believe everyone can benefit from a continuous practice of self-improvement and personal understanding.
A Kizen Koaching session is much like the Kizen Koach, herself -- it's multi-faceted, but you only need to take what works for you, and you are invited to leave the rest! When we work together, you are offered an opportunity to explore as much or as little as you are called to explore when it comes to guided personal improvement. After all, it's personal improvement and YOU are that person.
Traditional counseling offers an opportunity to explore "seed" issues and work from the "roots" up; general life coaching offers access to more immediate and specific goals; conscious consumption offers us new means of nourishing ourselves with both food and content; subtle body energy work offers insight on the deepest and most ethereal layer of life. Kizen Koaching offers a means to access all the different and interconnected aspects of our individual experience and realign to them in ways to feel most empowered NOW.
Based on personal experience and countless hours of research and study at Kizen Living, we believe that the body, brain, and breath are the best access points through which all things are balanced. Each impacts the other and without balance in all areas we cannot live our best lives, but even just a bit of focus in one small part of our lives can have a big and beneficial impact on the rest of our Experience.
Founder - Speaker - Author - Koach
Leslie Tankersley Arboleda is a dynamic force in the field of personal development, an internationally celebrated speaker, author, and the visionary founder of Kizen Living. Her life's journey has taken her on a path of self-discovery, growth, and empowerment, ultimately leading her to inspire and support individuals in their quest to lead fulfilling and joyful lives.
Leslie's professional journey has been as diverse as it has been transformative. Armed with a strong educational background in human development and counseling psychology, she began her career as a preschool teacher. The experience provided her with invaluable insights into early human development and ignited her passion for helping others realize their potential.
Leslie's quest for personal and professional growth led her to explore the realm of marketing, often referred to as "the psychology of business." She pursued post-graduate degrees, including an MBA in marketing and an MS in Counseling Psychology, showcasing her commitment to learning and evolving. Her career subsequently took a meaningful turn when she delved into offering grief counseling with children, helping them navigate the complex journey of dealing with loss and grief.
Leslie's life experiences further expanded when she became a married, mother of three, experiencing firsthand the joys and challenges of parenting and partnering. It was during this time that she encountered the profound benefits of yoga in her life, a practice that would become a significant part of her journey. Yoga not only helped her cope with the stresses and emotional challenges of working with grieving children but also served as a source of personal transformation, particularly after her first pregnancy, which led to a substantial weight gain of 100lbs. Her return to her yoga mat and the subsequent physical transformation she experienced ignited her desire to share the transformative power of yoga with others. She pursued her 200-hour certification to become a Registered Yoga Alliance Teacher and embarked on in-depth studies in areas such as subtle body anatomy and physiology.
As Leslie's journey continued, she deepened her knowledge and expertise by studying under Shakta Kaur Khalsa, the founder of the Radiant Child Yoga Program. Her quest for knowledge expanded to include yin yoga, pre-natal, and post-natal yoga
post-natal yoga instruction. Most recently, she has embarked on a journey to attain her Level IV certification in Quantum Human Design™, adding another valuable tool to her repertoire of wellness resources.
Life presented Leslie with its share of challenges, including the natural stresses that come with marriage and parenting while approaching 40. In response, she turned to meditation and conscious eating, discovering their effectiveness in managing an undiagnosable digestive dysfunction she had struggled with for two decades. A personal inquiry led her to energy healing in 2016, a discovery that enriched her practice with subtle body healing modalities like reiki, sound healing, and EFT.
Today, Leslie's mission is to share her diverse education, training, and experience with individuals, offering them an opportunity to transform themselves physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially. She believes in the
interconnectedness of life and is often drawing parallels from mathematics, physics and other areas of study not always associated with personal growth, acknowledging that everything is connected and separate, simultaneously. Leslie's goal is to guide individuals in realigning the imbalanced parts within, enabling them to create a better version of themselves and move forward in their life journey with purpose and fulfillment.
Leslie Tankersley Arboleda's life and career reflect a remarkable journey of self-discovery, empowerment, and transformation. She serves as a living testament to the power of resilience, self-exploration, and holistic well-being, inspiring others to take charge of their own stories, so they can tell a story they want to live and live a story they want to telll. Her work transcends borders, impacting individuals around the world and offering a guiding light towards health, happiness, and success.