Family is at the core of many of Leeza's pursuits and it was her mother's struggle with Alzheimer's disease that inspired many of Leeza's actions. After winning Celebrity Apprentice, (in the final season in which Donald Trump was the host), Leeza took her earnings and invested them in her home town, Columbia, SC to support family caregivers at her flagship Leeza's Care Connection location. Her focus on helping other "call on their courage" and "summon their strength" during a health challenge is a common theme to her life.
Leeza is currently seen on-camera as co-host of The Rose Parade and host of The Three Week Yoga Retreat. Her books, including NY Times Bestseller, Take 2: Your Guide to Happy Endings and New Beginnings; and Fierce Optimism: 7 Secrets for Playing Nice and Winning Big highlight Leeza's ability to provide practical inspiration and encouragement to anyone who believes they can create a successful life of happiness and purpose without selling out or giving in. Leeza creates products, programs and services to help others reclaim their health and rewrite their stories.
Leeza is the epitome of graceful aging offering recognizably, relatability and reputation to uplift and empower audiences and viewers to get more out of life and business. This wife, mother and businesswoman has numerous recognitions for her achievements, including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her TV work, and the ICON Award for her work selling over a billion dollars in products through Direct Response. While appreciative of all of the abundance in her life, she is most grateful for her family.
Leeza lives in Los Angeles with her husband, New York Times Best Selling Author Steven Fenton, and their rescue pup, Biggie. She has three children, daughter, Leksy and sons Troy and Nate.
- From Grits to Glitz: My Life from Being a Small Town Girl to Getting a Star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame
Leeza talks about her southern values and how they helped her build a decades-long career in the entertainment business as one of the industries most well-loved celebrities. From her days behind the anchor desk on Entertainment Tonight to her talk show and her win on Celebrity Apprentice, she used her trademark kindness to get ahead in a business where cutthroat cruelty reigns. From being "a recovering redneck" to red carpet ready, Leeza's witty insights are packed with take-home value.
- What’s Your W-O-W Factor? Changing This Can Change Your Life. Your Window On the World?
Leeza says the way you see the world, is your world. ln this presentation, Leeza shares how success doesn't depend on your intelligence, your skillset or even your preparation, but rather how you see problems. Successful people see them as opportunities, not stress, and most of the time this determines who is victorious, who is successful and who will win. Funny, warm and inspirational, Leeza is an engaging motivational speaker.
- Living in the Moment: Focus on What’s Left Instead of What’s Lost
Leeza's mother and grandmother both died of Alzheimer's disease so she knows the cruel reality of watching someone disappear. She felt helpless and hopeless, too, but ultimately will share what she learned through her mother's illness: how to really show up for life. Leeza brings her hands-on experience as a caregiver as well as her expertise as the author of the caregiver guide, Take Your Oxygen First: Caring for Yourself while Caring for Someone You Love with Memory Loss.
- The Upside to Facing the Downside: Learn to Face Your Fear
We hear it all the time; in order to grow you must face your fears, but how? Leeza breaks it down in a few easy steps. By giving examples from her own life of leaving her job in television, fearing failure and thinking she would never work again, she shares how she found more success and happiness than she ever thought possible.
- Breathe, Believe, Receive: A Caregiver’s Lifeline
Leeza credits family caregivers as being the most heroic I people in the universe and says, "The husbands, wives, sons, daughters and friends who show up everyday for someone they love are proof that we can care more deeply with more heart and energy than seems humanly possible.” When she created her nonprofit, Leeza's Care Connection, to support and sustain caregivers her admiration grew even stronger and now she has become one of the leading voices of advocacy for their cause. She talks about Breathe, Believe, Receive as one of the guiding principles at The Care Connection, and how urgent is it for caregivers to "Take their oxygen first.”
- Out Class Your Competition: Leeza’s Throwback Guide to Playing it Your Way & Winning In Life, Love & Work
There are some lessons at the halfway point that come through when you are up at bat. That's the way Leeza describes her insights into many of her winning formulas for success. There are some strategies she's employed along the way that have consistently scored hits and she'll share them, along with the number one quality successful people must have! Leeza brings her experience as a talk show host, best-selling author, social entrepreneur, and red carpet survivor to men and women who want to hold their head high as they claim the prize.