About Leigh


My work and play in the world is to help people imagine past what they think is possible.

I am a story weaver, a creator, a ridiculous revolutionary (I wrote my doctoral dissertation on frivolity as an opening into imagination – they actually let me get away with that!). Most importantly, I work to help people bring their most beloved wild ideas to life as a fomenter, coach, and speaker.

I am so lucky to have the most extraordinary launching pad, a Catskills retreat center on a remarkable historic estate, called Spillian: A Place to Revel. We offer public and private events to mark moments of deep imagination and celebration in people’s lives, and it’s the place I share with my clients when we’re doing deep face-to-face work. (And, incidentally, is one of my big wild ideas.)

I’ve been writer as well as a performer in theater, dance and music around the world; a strategic planning and marketing consultant for hundreds of commercial and nonprofit ventures; and have worked in community in a host of ways, from building sustainability tools to asset-based family resource centers. I am deeply committed to working to create a regenerative world.

My doctorate is in cultural mythology and psychology, and I’m proud to have served for five years on the Board of Directors of the Joseph Campbell Foundation as that organization works with partners bringing myth to life around the world.

I’ve been featured on the History Channel as an expert on myth and story, and hosted two radio programs on myth and imagination on an NPR affiliate in New York state (Myth America and The Reveling Radio Hour) and my first book, Psyche’s Choice: The Frivolous Revolution is now available on Amazon.

 I look forward to meeting you.