Leslie Allen

guiding end-of-life conversations

If not now, when? 

About me

I guide end-of-life conversations to ensure people live and die honouring what matters most.

I believe we spend our lives figuring out how to live while often avoiding the reality of death. The risk is that we miss the opportunity to tap into this incredible resource of wisdom. Embracing mortality and having a conversation about it helps to clearly define what is essential, guiding our decisions and actions in the present and at the end. 


This all began in 2013 when I met my husband Don shortly after he was “cleared” of cancer. A mere 15 months later, it returned, and we began his end-of-life journey that came to a close in December 2018.

It was difficult to talk about death.  Conversations were left unsaid, his estate was not in order, and I spent the following year cleaning up what was left behind, all while immersed in grief.


My quest is to ensure others travel a different path.​  Through bold conversations, coaching, workshops, and speaking, I explore and discover what matters most in life and death.

For the past 20 years, I have been working in the arena of human development. I have a BA in Psychology and Women Studies. I am a Certified Professional Coach, Certified Mediator, Certified End-of-Life Doula, professional Facilitator, and Speaker. I volunteer with Calgary Hospice supporting those living with cancer as well as who are grieving the loss of a family member.


I live with my three children in Calgary, who are embarking on their coming of age journeys. It is a wonderful time to be alive!

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Service Offerings

End-of-Life Planning
Family Conversation
Daring Dialogues


Leslie provides a healthy progression of ideas and personal accountability, while also being able to witness the growth of others.

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Contact Me  |  403-831-9806

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