Leila Hock began Alignment Coaching while pursuing a successful legal career and teaching yoga on the side to drive her spirit. During her eight years as an attorney, she watched her colleagues, clients and friends move through life without a clear direction. They passively took work given to them and accepted any promotion or position change thrust upon them. Watching others live such uninspired and reactive lives made Leila wonder – how can they expect to move forward with no clear direction or plan?!
As Leila made her way through two positions that many lawyers would call dream jobs, she saw that she was falling into the same trap. She realized that being an attorney didn’t take advantage of her greatest strengths or get her closer to the life she wanted to live. Supporting her clients achieve outcomes that were deeply meaningful to them brought her the most fulfillment as an attorney. So, she signed up to complete her coaching certification with iPEC in 2014 and has been coaching ever since. Sidestepping from the role of counsel to coach, Leila now finds tremendous enjoyment helping her clients take charge of their corporate journey in a way that supports the life and future they want as they become more engaged in their work and fulfilled in life.
Leila has a degree in Political Economy from Tulane University and a law degree from Northwestern University. After a year and a half in a large law firm in Chicago, she worked as an in-house attorney at Kraft Foods. When the call of the mountains hit her and her husband, Alex, they moved to Denver, where Leila worked in-house for a privately-held, billion dollar energy company as their sole US attorney. Leila, Alex and their dog Tonka now live their dream life with fulfilling careers during the week and plenty of outdoor time in the mountains with friends on weekends. In addition to her coaching practice, Leila also teaches yoga at YogaPod in Lodo in Denver.
Leila’s natural curiosity and eye for problem-solving stuck with her throughout her experience in three very different work environments. This combination gave her the opportunity to discern what makes people and companies work best. The true secret she has observed is – you guessed it – alignment! It’s not only about work-life balance or living your passion. For individuals to be at their best, their tasks and goals must be aligned with their values and who they are. For companies and teams to be at their best, their employees and team members must be truly aligned with the purpose of the company, direction of the project or goals of the team.
As a career coach, Leila held me accountable to get clear on what it is that I wanted in my life, both personally and professionally. During my sessions with Leila, I struggled to figure out what that actually meant for me. She helped me identify the ways that I was holding myself back and challenged me to take actions to embody my true self and hone my deepest passions.
I want to express my gratitude of having Leila as my coach. There was a balance she provided between comfortable and challenging, she has the ability to use the needed one at the appropriate time. I always looked forward to sessions with Leila and through our months of process I learned about my values, beliefs and how to walk in line with what I want to be doing. Leila provided a space for me to open in areas I was ready to in my life and then she held me accountable for what I was working towards. Leila is an incredible individual with so much to offer: her strength, comfort, grace, intellect, intuition all combined to help me through life. Thank you.
Leila Hock delivers energetic and genuine encouragement while demonstrating a true passion for clients to reach their potential while pursuing purpose. Her coaching style includes humor, accountability and insight, driving sustainable results. Leila is an exceptional coach who excels at earning trust and customizing strategic game plans, which literally transforms the client’s mindset, approach and attitude. Amazingly talented and supportive!
Leila was an incredible help. Her sessions focus on much more than just the pros/cons of certain career paths. She helps you identify your core values and how much you are actually living those values, and then helps you shape a plan that allows you to achieve your goals. She was a constant source of support at all points of a career transition and her advice was invaluable. I cannot recommend her enough!
Leila has been a thoughtful, intuitive coach. She is an excellent listener who provides valuable feedback and insight in a safe environment. She has made me feel more confident and better equipped to face the daily challenges in a demanding and competitive workplace.