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Jun 12, 2019

Leanne Townsend is a family lawyer and divorce coach in Toronto.

Leanne is regularly interviewed in the global media and has been featured in Lawyer’s Daily, Divorce Magazine, Daring Woman Magazine and she has been a guest expert on a number of radio stations and podcasts on topics including abusive relationships, divorcing a narcissist and divorce recovery. In addition, she has spoken at a variety of events focused on women empowerment and juggling motherhood with a career. She also has her own blog where she writes about dating, relationships and family law issues.


In this episode, Leanne shares her personal story of divorce, what she struggled with, how she rose above it and how she lives a fulfilled life today.

Leanne shares:

  • The struggle with identity post-divorce
  • The importance of self care and compassion
  • The importance of reaching out and asking for help
  • Changing the stigma around divorce altogether, so it can be seen as an opportunity to start new, and grow into who you were always meant to be.
  • And so much more!

Find Leanne on her website at