Actions and Detail Panel
Mindset is Everything:Mental & Emotional Skills to Succeed as an Entreprene...
Tue, 2 May 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
In this session, Kira Leskew will discuss the following topics:
Knowing that You Will Get There, but being flexible about how long it takes
How being curious can get you through big problems
Business is a Team Sport, How and When to Ask for Help
Entrepreneurship is Lonely – How and When to Get Support
The Entrepreneurial Emotional Roller Coaster (from Cameron Herold) and how to manage it
Kira has built and successfully exited 2 multi-million dollar businesses, and currently
owns 2 new businesses, including the Eagle Institute. Exiting her last business was one
of the most traumatic and difficult events in her life, and which lead to a deep
Before starting her life as an entrepreneur, Kira was a decorated national level
competitive swimmer with International experience. Kira has broken 3 Canadian
records, one in the Senior open category, and 2 as a Masters swimmer, where she was
also top-10 in the world in 3 events. She also won a Silver medal at the US Long
Distance swimming championships, which earned her a place at the World Professional
Long Distance Swimming Circuit. Her accomplishments in swimming, along with her
academic accomplishments earned her an induction into McMaster Sports Hall of Fame.
Despite having extensive mental and emotional skills from her athletic career, it just
wasn’t enough as Kira faced monumental challenges as an entrepreneur, turning around
a bankrupt company at the young age of 25, and being a pioneer as a woman in the
male-dominated automotive, appliance trim and metal fabrication industries.
In order to handle the mental and emotional pressures of her first business, Kira began
to learn yoga and meditation, completing her Advanced Yoga Teacher Training in 2001,
and quickly beginning her meditation practice with Kundalini Yoga and Meditation. In
2006, Kira was introduced to Mindfulness Meditation, and has studied under Maria
Gonzalez since that time. To date, Kira has logged over 5000 hours of yoga and
Kira’s mission is to work with entrepreneurs that are ready for the deep work of
transformation that will catapult their businesses successfully through their challenges
and to deep and fulfilling success.