Be heard. Be empowered. Belong.
About Leyah Valgardson, founder and executive coach of Leader's voice

Finding my voice changed my professional game. And it can change yours, too.

Voice hasn't always been my strong suit. Lack of attention as a shy child from a family of seven children. Ignored by my peers as an overweight teen. Appreciated, but rarely respected and listened to in my professional career. 

Overcoming each of these challenges has helped shape the person I am today as founder and executive coach of Leader’s Voice


Reaching the director status in my corporate job wasn't easy.

My credibility was often questioned. I was mistakenly pegged as the secretary or assistant on the job site. I’d been interrupted, dismissed, and overlooked when I spoke up in meetings.

As a young professional, I struggled with my response to those situations. I hadn't learned to speak up.
I hadn't yet found my voice.

Have you ever felt this way?

I sought a better approach. I used my strengths to contribute to my team in valuable ways, remained positive despite challenges, and observed and engaged in strong leadership.

The result?

I excelled in my career. I myself became a strong, capable, and respected leader. All of that led to my professional climb from manager to senior manager to director.

But I hadn’t peaked yet!

Reaching director status changed the game. I had developed my Leader Voice in order to be heard, get my ideas out, and be taken seriously.

About Leyah Valgardson, founder and executive coach of Leader's Voice

Voice is at the center of everything that leads to career success. I can help you ask for things that you need and get them, negotiate conflict with positive results for all involved, and say what needs to be said, to be heard and taken seriously.

If I could find my voice, I can help you find yours. Are you ready to move up in your career? I can help.


Work with me

Are you a leader but your ideas aren't often heard, understood, or appreciated? We'll work on that so you can achieve exactly what you want in your career and your life. 

In the know

Old ways of leadership no longer work. I interview leading experts in management, leadership, and executive career development so you can stay up to date on what you need to be the greatest leader you can be. Read, listen, and learn here.

contact me

Would you like to work with me, have me speak at your next event, write a media article about leadership, or interview me on your podcast? Great, let’s talk.