With 10+ years of global work experience across the U.S.A, Europe and Asia in TV journalism and strategic communications for both the private sector (Danone) and the United Nations in the fields of environment, climate change and sustainable development, Leona is a dynamic, purpose-driven and motivational writer, leadership and life coach.
A seasoned storyteller, Leona is passionate about helping both companies and individuals find their voice, craft compelling narratives to reach their target audiences, and get their messages heard. She is particularly passionate about producing documentaries to give the voiceless a voice in the arena of international development.
Her film work has taken her across the globe to report on deforestation in Guatemala, desertification in Niger, indigenous community rights in Papua New Guinea, gender and migration patterns in Nepal, and oil palm in Indonesia.
Her 26-minute documentary on political dissident artists was selected and screened at the Arte Film Festival during the International Forum of Democracy in 2012 in Strasbourg, France.