Leslie J. Thompson

Dynamic Writer and Speaker with a Background in Journalism, Marketing Communications and Ghostwriting

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Leslie J. Thompson – Speaker | Writer | Author

Hi, I’m Leslie…

…and I am passionate about Jesus. My goal is to encourage, equip, and edify other Christ-followers on their journey of faith. As a speaker, writer, and author, I bring a message of hope grounded in the truth of God’s Word, to help people move from a place of despair to a land of promise.

I spent the first 25 years of my career as a writer, working both in corporate America and as a freelance journalist and marketing consultant. Along the way, I also had the opportunity to host a weekly online newscast and speak to business audiences about new developments in mobile apps and video technology that could benefit small business owners. The journey was exciting, and God blessed me with continual opportunities to meet extraordinary people expand my skill set.

In 2018, however, my life took a radical left turn. The sudden and unexpected death of my husband brought me to my knees, both literally and figuratively. In the months and years that followed, I developed an even deeper relationship with my heavenly Father, and found a new calling to bring hope to others who suffered grief in its many forms.

Now, I am blessed to use my years of experience and communication skills to help equip and encourage the body of Christ. Most recently, I released my first devotional, In This Season, a collection of 30 faith-filled reflections to help people find new hope in the wake of tragedy. I am also passionate about helping others tell their story and share the wisdom, comfort, and insight they have gained through their own journey as a follower of Christ. To this end, I offer book coaching and ghost writing services.

I am likewise privileged to share my testimony and a message of hope as a Christian speaker and through my active involvement with prison ministry. If you would like to discuss how I could be of service to you as a speaker, writer, or book coach, please drop me a line. I look forward to hearing from you!


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