Have you been wracking your brain looking for something that can help you reignite your passion for your life, your career, or business?  Well I am here to help you do just that!

As a Certified Professional Coach and Strategic Account Advisor in Healthcare and Software Platforms, along with small business management,  I can offer the unique insight of being both an employee  as well as a high level executive, and what it takes to grow and manage a business.  I also know what it’s like to suddenly have a life or career change that sends your life spinning, not knowing which way is up or where to start with trying to mend the broken pieces of your identity and future.  Through personal experience and coaching tools, I help guide my clients to recognizing what it is they really want for their life and how to go out and get it.

For business owners, I have watched many of them suffer as their dream and passion of a thriving business is slowly stripped away, or their business is thriving, but they no longer resemble themselves and desperately want some sense of balance and simplicity in their life.  I have also celebrated many successes of a growing business and what it takes to get there.  Long story short, I get it.  I get the struggles small businesses suffer through, I get what it feels like to be the business owner wearing every hat imaginable, and juggle everything in between, or to be a fork in the road trying to figure out the “Why” of life and what will bring joy and a sense of purpose to life. The good news is, there is a better way, and it’s within reach, you just have to make the first step.

Through my unique experience and insight I offer a premium and personalized coaching experience for each of my clients.  In my opinion, a small business is one of the most challenging business to run, but I know you can do it, I know you can do better, be better, and feel better.  I want to celebrate with you as you embark on this journey, courageously fighting for something different, and watch your practice grow while your joy and passion return. Come on, let’s go!  Contact me now!


“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase” – MLK

Testimonial from an Uptown Coaching Client –  “I have to admit I was skeptical at first, I didn’t really know much about coaching.  I am so glad I took a chance and signed up to work with Lesley because the changes in my life are beyond anything I could have imagined, literally!  Thank you for all you have done to help me in my business and finding the reason I opened it in the first place.  I am no longer burned out and wake up excited to go in everyday again, it’s truly amazing! – Carrie B.

Uptown Coach – That’s me, Lesley Poladsky! Since coaching isn’t really about me, it’s about you, I will keep this brief – I love working with entrepreneurs and executives.   Through my own life experience of having a fast-paced high level career I spent many of my days trying to prove my worth, to prove that I was deserving of the Career I had created and was constantly focused on making everyone else happy in fear of what the alternative would be.  Meanwhile, I was drowning on the inside terrified that I would make one misstep and it would all come crashing down around me.  Fear that I wouldn’t succeed, or I would be the reason the practice I worked for wouldn’t.

My mission is to spread the message of empowerment to choose your life purposefully and to stop letting the world dictate it from the outside. When we strip away all the distractions and really focus inward and listen, the possibilities are endless. I look forward to using my past experience in healthcare and the infinite tools and skills coaching can provide you, to sky rocket your success and happiness while doing it.

On a personal note,  I earned my BS in Psychology from the University of Colorado, Denver and have been working in the Healthcare Industry in a director and management role since 2003.  I have a deep love for Psychology, specifically Neuropsychology, and enjoy learning about people and why we behave the way we do based on Neuroscience and biology.   I am a Certified Professional Coach through iPEC Coaching (For more information on the benefits of a Certified Coach please visit ipeccoaching.com) and am working towards becoming an Associate Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation (ICF).

Recently my husband and I returned back to our home state of Colorado.  We previously settled in Phoenix after selling our home in Colorado in 2015, and most of what we owned, to buy an RV and travel this beautiful country with our two pups.  It was a soul searching experience and the adventure of a lifetime (I hope to write a book about it soon!  You can view some of the pictures on Instagram by looking at #operationrenegade).  It was a huge step outside of my comfort zone of security and predictability; it was scary, risky, and there was nothing easy about it, but it was so worth it!  I hope to use that experience to inspire others to go for their dreams and not let fear prevent them from experiencing all of the wonderful things life has to offer.  The quote by Nelson Mandela “May your life reflect your hopes not your fears” resonates deeply as lived most of my life doing the opposite, and I was just plain sick of it!  I did everything I thought I was supposed to do, played it safe, and found myself feeling like there was something seriously missing in my life, I just wasn’t happy.  It is beyond freeing to ditch your fears, connect with your passion and just go for it!  As your coach, I hope to help you do the same.

My clients are the reason I do this. Here are some of the great things they’ve said about their experience with Uptown Coaching.  I hope to have the opportunity to work with you too!

“I can’t believe how natural working with Lesley was. I was a little nervous about being “coached” but it was really comfortable and helpful. Thank you for all you have done to help me ‘slay those pesky gremlins’ of mine — Paige D.

“I can’t imagine going on with my life with out having a coach.  It is rare that I get time in my life specifically dedicated to me, with no distractions, interruptions or most importantly judgments.  Lesley’s expertise and demeanor was a perfect fit for me and what I needed. I highly recommend her as a coach” – Greg T.

Click HERE and fill out the contact form to get more information on how coaching can help you specifically, or schedule a FREE Complimentary Session.  There are no strings attached, if you feel like coaching is something you would like to move forward with , we can discuss the next steps, and if you are not sure, well that is okay too.

Volunteer Work includes coaching Vets through the organization Stand Beside Them

Currently a regularly contributing author for the “Attorney at Law” Magazine – Greater Phoenix Edition