Leigh Koechner is a Podcaster, Speaker, Parenting Expert, has a Masters in Spiritual Psychology, and is a Spiritual Teacher. What she is most proud of is being happily married to her beloved actor, David Koechner, for twenty years and parenting their five beautiful children. Leigh Koechner inspires others by being unapologetically who she is. With an open mind and heart, Leigh is ballsy, vulnerable, and funny as hell. She is committed to being of service by shining her Light and sharing her story.
“Nothing affects the environment of a child so much as the unlived life of the parent.” – Carl Jung.
“AS ADULTS WE ARE PEELING BACK THE LAYERS OF OUR CHILDHOOD TO FIGURE OUT WHO WE TRULY ARE. OUR JOB AS A PARENT IS TO MAKE SURE OUR CHILDREN NEVER FORGET."
– Leigh Koechner
I WAS RAISED IN KANSAS CITY in a home with a mentally ill mother that was locked behind her bedroom door and a father that worked hard and spanked hard. There were 6 kids in my family and as odd as it seems, I felt all alone. I felt like no one saw me or heard me. I interpreted this in my 7 year old mind that I was unworthy. I was so unworthy I was’t even good enough for my own mother to get out of bed. I created this tough as nails, I don’t need anyone persona. I lived out my tough unworthiness with sex, drugs and Rick Springfield through high school, college and into the streets of Los Angles. I knew one day I wanted to be married and start a family, but my life style was not supporting that outcome. It wasn't until at 30 years old, completely worn out, that I dropped to my knees and asked God for help.
HE ANSWERED MY PRAYERS 3 WEEKS LATER when my husband, David Koechner, walked into the Kansas City Airport terminal. You can hear that story here:
My life changing work started when we were together and I didn’t know what in the heck to do. I was just use to getting drunk and making out in bars, not actually talking to someone. After a few months of me, as I describe, flopping around as Dave held my ankle. When i grew too tired to flop, Dave picked me up and said, "let’s go talk to someone and figure out what is going on." We went to a therapist who said she could tell we were committed to each other, but she would like to see me by myself. Two years later and after six months straight of crying (she said I had 30 years of crying to do and boy was she right!), I understood why I behaved the way I did and I started melting the armor I had created from childhood. It no longer served me.
I AM A CHIP OF THE OLD GOD BLOCK. Every religion says we are made in the likeness of God or The kingdom of God is within us. We couldn’t shake God even if we wanted to. We are NEVER alone. We are ALL connected. God runs through all of us which makes us brothers and sisters of the humankind. Hello brother.
DAVE AND I HAVE BEEN MARRIED 20 YEARS AND WE HAVE 5 CHILDREN, boy what a wondrous ride it has been. I embrace each day. My eyes, mind, and heart are wide open so I don’t miss a thing. My house is like a pressure cooker of learning. My kids show me everyday where I still have work to do.
I teach from the wisdom of my heart, while using the stories of my life. I live with compassion and balls and I celebrate my flawed and fabulous self. I look forward to celebrating yours!
I AM SO HAPPY YOU ARE HERE!
I fell in love with the after bedtime Leigh Koechner. Late Night Leigh. Her 5 kids are all taken care of as well as her husband my pal the hilarious Dave Koechner. Then it was Leigh time. We’d communicate back and forth and I thought “man, if I could bottle & sell Leigh's energy, stilted point of view, passion and madness I’d never have to go out on the road again." I was shocked to learn someone could be an amazing mother to 5 very active children, her husbands #1 fan AND still have enough left over to have a fascinating and unique separate life of her own. Super Mom, Trophy Wife and Late Night Leigh. Apparently all things are possible. I’m so glad she has this platform to share her inners with us any time of the day because I’m too old to stay up late anymore.
– Tom Arnold, actor
Leigh brings light to the world. It's what she does. She's not average in any way one can imagine. You could be intimidated by someone so beautiful and seemingly fearless, but she's not an intimidating person. She's not a snob. She's not pretentious. She's a goofball and she's got a heart full of love. She's a natural teacher and a magnetic human. People are drawn to her for many reasons and I think one of them is that she's this energetic dynamo. You'd have to be to raise five kiddos, right? Add on top of that going for further education plus writing plus producing plus speaking plus everything else - wow. I am always fascinated by what she's up to and where she's going, and she's an inspiring individual. I've quoted her many times to friends when I say, "My friend Leigh talks about how to give your gift." Sometimes my friends will get down on themselves for not being successful enough. Or they'll think their particular talents aren't flashy or impressive enough. And I will tell them that Leigh has been teaching people for years that we all have something incredible to give - it's just a matter of finding it. She helps people find it. And that's one of her many, many gifts!
– Sara Benincasa, writer
There are times in our lives when we cross paths with certain people who have a profound effect on the way we see ourselves and others. Leigh is one of those people for me, and for what I’ve seen, many others as well. She leads her own life with an open heart, an insatiable appetite for clarity and wisdom in every aspect of her being. In my experience for well over a decade of knowing her, she has approached awareness and conscious living in a bold and fresh way that has only gotten more refined over time. I believe that anyone, at any stage in their personal development can benefit by listening and contributing to what she offers, which can and does create a positive and ongoing change for us and those around us as a result. Each of us is, and will always be a work in progress, so even better to work together to achieve a better experience in this life.
– Pamela Harmon, artist
Just wanted to send you a shout out how much I am digging your 33 days of ownershit. So far, each day has been synchronistic. Loved today's theme. Exactly what I needed to hear to create some energetic shift in my life. Just wanted to do a mini share. You are doing good work. Thank you.
– Jill Mooney
Leigh! OMG, do I love your mindfulness page and project. Thank you for being authentically real and vulnerable. It's in the quiet moments with self where true healing begins. LOVE your daily mindfulness practices and the rawness of it all. Thanks for shining your gift on the world. You should be so proud of yourself. Love you, Morgan
This message hit me in the most unexpected way. Thank you.
– Cathy Cass Kraai
Your videos are very moving and many days are the message that I need to hear! Thank you for all you do and I hope when you are back in KC next time that I have the opportunity to meet you! We appreciate all you guys do for Children Mercy! I look forward to tomorrows video!
– Missy Doellman Burner
I am in tears after reading this. Thank you for that soul spark. I will work on this. Thank you for taking the time to encourage me! You are such a gift to the world, Leigh. You are a gift to my world. I thank God for you! XOXOXOX
– Tonnie Martinez
I'm loving your videos!!! The ownershit really hits home because for so long I have been in a job where other people are to blame if something isn't done so I've been doing that in my daily life. I'm finally making choices for myself and having complete ownershit:) anyway I just wanted to say keep it up because listening to you is just another reminder to stay positive, happy & healthy and be in the moment! Hope all is well with you and David! It's crazy it's already been a year since you guys were at the casino for the Indiana Derby! So glad to have met you both.
– Jamie Krueger
I ended up missing a day of your videos cuz work was nuts or boyfriend was dumb again or whatever!! Then I sit down with you and just have hope and joy and I am SOOOO grateful!! You-this was SO needed you have NO idea!! Thank you again!
I just wanted to say I’m still catching up with all of your teachings and just thank YOU for giving a part of yourself and your experiences! I’ve shared your teachings and links to your videos and still find myself completely lost in my what you have to offer and wanted to thank you for being you and offering a part of yourself so often. Love ya lady!!
– Lauren Caldwell
Hi Leigh, thanks so much for your inspiring work! I love your enthusiasm and wisdom 🙂
– Roberta McDonnell
Your talks/topics always leave me with a big fat smile that last for the rest of the day. Thank you. xoxox
– Ann Ramirez
Amazing Leigh - loved today's message! Tears, wisdom...thank you!
– Julie Beemer
Wow. Wow. Needed this today.
– Lu Lu
Touched....I cried thru the whole thing. Thank you!
– Sandra Jennings Houts
I LOVE this story!!!! I was on a plane watching it live and watched until it cut me off. I was so anxious to get back to my hotel room to watch the rest of the story.
– Amy Bosler Holdman
Thank you for this. You have a beautiful story My favorite is your quote - love it - love you sister-you have a gift and thank you for sharing it
– Debbie Overstreet
This was beautiful Leigh! I've been catching some of your videos on here and I just love your authenticity. You seem to stay so close to your light. It's refreshing.
– Rachel McCrickard
Leigh’s Facebook live posts are definitely a bright spot in my day, that filled my heart and enlightened my mind in short, digestible spurts. With her own brand of easy spirituality, Leigh presented wisdom honed from her own experiences in an honest, relatable, and often hilarious way, which I could always apply to my own situations.
She motivated and demonstrated how to lead with an open heart and mind and reminded me not to judge myself when that didn’t seem possible. She encouraged her audience to meet all their endeavors with “grace and ease” and never forget to breathe!
Her series initiated a realistic roadmap for me to specific and achievable growth in relationships, parenting and self-love. I am grateful for the teachers I’ve encountered on my path. I would count Leigh as one of them.
– Kim McChesney