About Leigh

As the mother of five children and happily married to actor, David Koechner, Leigh Koechner is raw, honest, and funny.

Having survived near death complications during the birth of her first child, Leigh’s joy is to inspire others to embrace the world and each other with an open mind, heart, and arms. Through this message, Leigh has helped women lift the veil of fear and live with compassion and guts.

As a result of her positive approach, Leigh was chosen by Oprah Winfrey, out of 18,000 submissions, to be a contestant on the talk show competition “Your OWN Show”.  She also wrote and performed her one-woman show “Miss Junior Overland Park”, which was filmed and aired as a part of Oxygen’s “Life Out Loud” series.

Leigh is hosting a talk show for everydayfamily.com launching in May.  She leads an inspirational women’s group called FEMSPIRE in Los Angeles, writes a popular blog called absoluteLeigh, and is writing a memoir about her emotional journey with gestational surrogacy that lead to the birth of four of her beautiful children.

Leigh is excited to join women on a Moxie March across America to show that blessings come from both life’s peaks and valleys.

Visit www.absoluteleigh.com to learn more!

3 Comments to “About Leigh”

  1. Seeley 14 August 2010 at 3:07 am #

    Hi Leigh, I just listened to your interview with Lynette Carolla on the Parent Experiment. I enjoyed the first half of the interview as i typically listen to this podcast when i do stuff around the house (stay-at-home-mom). I heard you say that you’re trying to reinvent yourself and establish your brand in the internet world. Good luck with that as it can be overwhelming, confusing, but a land full of opportunity if you take it!

    But what really stood out was when you started talking about your son’s bipolar diagnosis. Once you started talking about that, you really got my attention. I’m familiar with the disorder because i used to be a case manager for 5 years and had about 60 clients with this illness…. of course i was only about 23 years old when i started that career so i didn’t know my ass from my elbow. But now, as a mom (of one), a wife, having had a couple careers, etc… i heard you talk specifically about that and really appreciated the attitude you have about it all. I’m a big fan of using quotes that resonate for me and you made some that i will definitely have on my office wall: “celebrate the struggle – it’s gonna be hard as hell, and we may get a few extra wrinkles, and i may need an extra glass of wine some nights – but it’s do-able.” I also love that you bring the attitude of “making your son’s journey with this illness as good as it can be.” For that, you are an awesome Mom!

    As someone who’s spent about 12 years in web/media marketing, and is pretty familiar with this beastly web world, i just wanted to let you know that for me, it was THAT voice of yours (the one where you spoke about the bipolar d/o) that really connected me to you. I’m only sharing this because you might consider bringing that into your story more in your efforts to become viral. That was the real voice of strength in you – and it made me listen twice. Moms dig that shit – because we all go through the hard stuff and we want to hear that we’re not alone.

    Anyway, i hope i’m not out of line in sending you this note… i’m just coming from one strong, bad ass woman to another.

    All the best to you and your family!
    Seeley Roebuck
    Orinda, CA

  2. Leigh 3 November 2010 at 8:03 pm #

    Seeley, I am just getting familiar with my blogging site! What a wonderful comment you sent me. I really appreciate it. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts. Bi-polar is something that I like talking about because it is my heart, it is my forever, and we are doing well. Your note is duly taken!
    Here’s to you bad ass woman,
    Leigh Koechner

  3. Leigh 27 February 2013 at 7:50 am #

    seeley, i just reread your post and LOVE it! i want to chat with you. how can i reach you?

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