Leah is a qualified youth and community practitioner dedicated to inspiring and empowering the next generations. She's been working with young people between the ages of 11 to 25 years for 15 years in the UK, as well as in Ecuador, Zambia, Kenya, and Uganda. Leah's passion lies in youth mentoring, coaching and training to help young people find their potential and gain the confidence to achieve. Due to Leah's love for nature, she started her career in environmental and wildlife conservation. By engaging the community in her projects she witnessed the power of youth involvement, which eventually led her to focus her career on young people. Leah has worked in the charitable, local authority and education sectors and has gained a lot of experience working with young people in a variety of roles and locations. Her approach to youth work combines coaching, mentoring, peer support and non-formal education. She has also supervised many students on placements and delivered group peer supervision for staff that worked with under 18s. Leah now travels across the world with her work, both physically and online, to help develop young people, youth leaders, and changemakers. Having faced many challenges in her teen and younger years, Leah strongly believes that core life and social skills should be integrated into global mainstream education and youth work to help young people in their personal and professional development. She strives to prepare future generations to be the best they can be for themselves, for others and for the world; enabling young people to feel that they belong, can lead and be heard, succeed and thrive.