The Importance of Being Wrong

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Join Leslie March 10th-13th at Campowerment for an amazing weekend retreat!

Women flock to Campowerment weekend retreats to put themselves at the top of their to-dos, disconnect, to recalibrate and land the next steps to create their own happiness. For real. Campowerment infuses the childlike glee of summer camp with wisdom from America’s top Experts, and our Weekend Retreats have all the trappings to equip women to transform their own perspectives.

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Speaker and Workshop Facilitator

Leslie is a featured presenter, four weeks each year, at the number one destination spa in the world: Rancho La Puerta (according to Conde Nast Traveler Magazine)

Leslie speaks at corporate conferences and  five star spas around the world, including Rancho La Puerta, where according to Victoria Larrea, program director, “Leslie is one of our most popular presenters.  We plan to have her several times a year.”  In September 2014, Leslie was the keynote speaker at the AARP annual media sales conference in Savannah, Georgia, where Patricia Lippe Davis (Vice President Marketing, AARP Media Sales) said:

“We were lucky enough to hire Leslie McGuirk to lead a workshop designed to get our sales and marketing group, along with our support teams, to rewire some of our habitual behavior.  In the media business it’s critical for us to remain open and fluid to change. Leslie’s workshop provided a dynamic, interactive environment that opened us up to fresh thinking with the added benefit of team building.  Her post-workshop insights into our group dynamic were an added and unexpected benefit.  We had very positive feedback to her sessions.”

Leslie McGuirk if rocks could sing

Creator of the Quest for Inspiration workshop series among others, Leslie can teach anybody how to think creatively. In the corporate world, she has worked with dozens of business entities through the years and helped thousands think “outside the box” to achieve positive business outcomes. Such business outcomes include: More productive teams, enhanced organizational culture, increased staff engagement.

Regardless of the particular venue, Leslie specializes in helping individuals and organizational entities better appreciate the role creative thinking can play in everyday life. Whether she is facilitating an educator conference or a team-building workshop, she systematically breaks down barriers between people. Her objective is to create an environment that allows for original thinking, which is a skill research is now touting as one of the fundamental building blocks for organizational effectiveness.

“We recently had the good fortune of obtaining Leslie McGuirk to facilitate our annual staff meeting.  Without exception, the entire team felt she was powerfully engaging, humorously insightful, and absolutely refreshing.  Leslie was able to deliver a rich trove of actionable ideas, as well as shining a bright powerful spotlight on how to achieve the best results interacting with each other and our clients.  Her formula for surviving in today’s world of business and maintaining a highly functional team is invaluable.  We are definitely looking forward to our next program with Leslie.”

– ERIC JOHNSON, owner Calvetti and Company

“Leslie’s workshops have been a source of inspiration and creativity for years at Rancho La Puerta. Her classes are consistently very well attended, and the feedback from our guests is always very enthusiastic. She is someone we plan to include in our programs every year.”

– VICTORIA LARREA, Program Director, Rancho La Puerta

Leslie McGuirk’s gift is helping others understand how priceless, comforting and inspiring creativity can be.

– LESLIE MORGAN STEINER, author of best sellers, Mommy Wars and Crazy Love, TED Talk Speaker

We all came away from Leslie’s workshop with new ideas, new concepts, and new ways to think and feel about what it means to be creative.

– WILMINGTON TRUST, Trust Vice President of Marketing

Clients Include: The Golden Door Spa, Rancho La Puerta Spa, Red Mountain Spa, Wachovia Bank, M Financial Group, Staff Development for Educators, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Wilmington Trust, AARP and many others.

Leslie McGuirk
Leslie McGuirk
Leslie McGuirk


December 19th – 26th, 2015 – RANCHO LA PUERTA workshops on creativity and astrology

January 9th, 2016 – TEEN WRITER’S WORKSHOP sponsored by the Laura Riding Jackson Foundation

February 13th, 2016 – WINDSOR POLO will be hosting a Quirkyville booth

May 21st – 28th, 2016 – RANCHO LA PUERTA

August 27th – September 3rd, 2016 – RANCHO LA PUERTA


September 15th, 2016 TEDx talk on THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING WRONG, in Hollywood California

September 23th, 2016 MERCURY’S POWER OVER COMMUNICATION, Lafayette Library & Learning Center

December 3rd – 10th, 2016 – RANCHO LA PUERTA


March 10th – 13th, 2017 – MARCH CAMP AT CAMPOWERMENT

April 8th – 14th, 2017 – RANCHO LA PUERTA The Importance of Being Wrong

Ready to take the next step?