What the audience had to say -

"Leslie has a powerful story that breaks down labels students carry and touches on difficult situations our current students face. Her willingness to share is a true testament that students can maker their own destiny and overcome challenges. By sharing her story she makes real life connections for students. She is honest and real and a testament to the fact that where you start in life is not where you have to stay."

- Karissa Jacobson

Central Valley High School

"We had the privilege of having author, Leslie Stickel visit as a guest speaker recently for our women's retreat through Sparks Christian Fellowship. We knew when we invited her to come that we were in for a special treat, but had no idea how many women would be so incredibly blessed and inspired by her story of hope in our Lord Jesus. She is truly gifted in communication and was able to connect with our audience on a very intimate level while also using humor throughout her story; many times we were laughing hysterically one moment and tears the next. I would highly recommend Leslie for future speaking engagements. She is down-to-earth and real, well spoken, and engaging and has a way of making you feel as if you've known her for years. Her reliance on the Lord is inspiring and she is able to share that in a way that makes others want to rely on Him more in every season through ups and downs."

- Kim Kygar

Women's retreat facilitator

"I loved your presentation! It was funny, thought provoking, entertaining, and moving. I had the opportunity to hear both the supervisor and the all staff presentations. I was just as moved and entertained during the second one as the first. I was almost embarrassed at how much I was cackling out loud at your silly comedy but then I thought, who cares... she’s freaking hilarious! You’re presentation was also refreshing and you have a beautiful outlook on life. After the presentation, I  was telling my friends and family about it and said “Everyone needs a little Leslie in their life.” You truly are inspiring and I want to thank you for sharing your story."

- Laurie Nazelrod 

Department of Social & Health Services

"Inspiriational"  "Relatable"
                      "Funny!"   "Moving"  "Hilarious"  "Vulnerable"  "Brave"
"Insightful"  "Powerful"