Sandi Leyva brings a scientific foundation to the world of business coaching and leadership. Her work blends 25 years of business experience with brand new discoveries from neuroscience about how we think and achieve, producing a one-of-a-kind training and coaching experience that unleashes breakthrough behavior change for business entrepreneurs and executives who want to take their businesses and their lives to the highest level possible.
Sandi doesn’t just coach high-performance; she lives it: She is one of a handful of women in the world who has co-piloted a tiny six-seat, single-engine airplane over the oceans and around the world. Her book, Following Amelia: A Modern Day 'Round-theWorld Flight, describes her death-defying adventure along with the two award-winning humanitarian trips she managed to fit in along the way. Having visited 100 countries to date, Sandi loves exploring and discovering how people and cultures all over the globe live, work, think and achieve.
Sandi is recognized as the coaches’ coach. Her distinctive work is based in cognitive neuroscience which unlocks the door to high performance and limitless success through dramatic behavior change without defensiveness or resistance. Never before has material from neuroscience, psychology, quantum physics, marketing, and business leadership been integrated this way. Her methods have boosted entrepreneurs’ business profits, revitalized customer service, ignited employee engagement, and restored stalled relationships, to name a few. Clients share that her marketing strategies have generated them millions of dollars over the years. Her mission is to translate the brilliant science that’s hidden in the research labs (and funded by your tax dollars, by the way) into clear, practical, and actionable answers that help people break free from limiting behaviors so they can live more successful, fulfilling lives.
With 25 combined years in Fortune 500 management and as a woman business owner, Sandi is known for her bottom-line business focus, her positive feminine leadership approach, and a straightforward communication style. More than 100,000 people have read her books and articles, used her training and coaching tools, or heard her speak at conferences. She has written four books and over 500 articles for clients such as Microsoft, Intuit, and the American Institute for CPAs.
Sandi is a CPA and holds an MBA in IT from the University of Dallas. She also holds a MS in Applied Cognition and Neuroscience, earned in 2007 with a perfect 4.0 grade point. She is also an Aggie (a graduate of Texas A&M University), but please don’t hold that against her.