Leigh-Chantelle is a published Author, International Speaker & Consultant, Singer/Songwriter and Blogger, who lives mostly in Brisbane, Australia.
She is an in-demand advisor for small businesses and corporate clients, where she shares her vegan lifestyle tips along with her other passions: technology and communicating online. Leigh-Chantelle writes and gives lectures, workshops, consultations, and coaching on topics ranging from online marketing, communication, etiquette, security; and writing and independently releasing books and eBooks.
Leigh-Chantelle has been vegan for 20 years, and has run the online vegan community vivalavegan.net since 2005, bringing positive education, information and vegan outreach to a worldwide audience. Her most recent vegan book is a collection of interviews with over 100 vegan athletes from all over the world. She is the President of the Vegetarian Vegan Society of Queensland, in her home state. She previously founded and ran the not-for-profit environmental awareness Green Earth Group from 2009-2013, which put on two successful all-vegan environmental festivals, and many smaller events in Brisbane.
Over the past 20 years, Leigh-Chantelle has been involved as an organiser, sponsor, performer, speaker, MC and stall holder for various community, animal rights, vegan, vegetarian, and environmental fundraisers, forums, conferences, festivals and events throughout Australia and Internationally. She has released various EPs and music videos, and previously had visions of grandeur of her place in the music industry, until reality and her busy life intervened. She has recently been inspired to create new music again, so stay tuned.
Leigh-Chantelle and Viva la Vegan! can be found on all Social Media channels.
Print books available at most online retailers & eBooks available at Smashwords.
Books and eBooks by Leigh-Chantelle
Write Short Wednesday: The Poetry Collection; Expert Tips from Vegan Athletes, Fitness Fanatics & Exercise Enthusiasts; There's a Vegan in the Kitchen: Viva la Vegan’s Easy and Tasty Plant-Based Recipes; Green Earth Group: The History; My USA Adventures; What Do Vegans Eat?; Cruelty Free Vegan Christmas Recipes; and The Plant-Based Detox Diet. Print books available at most online retailers & eBooks available at Smashwords.
Leigh-Chantelle founded the company Epicentre Equilibrium to provide Content Creation, Publishing, and Social Media Marketing.
Leigh-Chantelle's focus is now on lectures, workshops, consultations, and coaching for events, small businesses and corporate clients on:
- Online Marketing & Social Media
- Online Etiquette & Effective Communication
- Tech Tips & Online Security
- Writing and Releasing your own Book or eBook
- Vegan Health & Lifestyle
- Staging Effective Events & Engaging Volunteers
Viva la Vegan!
Viva la Vegan! started in 2005 to promote Leigh-Chantelle's recipe calendars, and educate others about the vegan lifestyle. 2015 saw the 10th anniversary of this oft-shared and much-loved Australian website, that has grown to be an interactive, multimedia community for vegans (and veg-curious), focusing on positive education, information and vegan outreach.
Through the vivalavegan.net website, Leigh-Chantelle’s focus is on educating people about ethical lifestyle choices, proving that through compassion we can heal ourselves and each other. Vivalavegan.net focuses on easy-to-prepare recipes, blogs, articles, podcasts, informative and how-to videos, interviews with inspiring vegans, eBooks, print books and much more.
The 10th anniversary saw a complete overhaul of the website, with more focus on Leigh-Chantelle's passions: Speaking, Consulting, and writing books.
Green Earth Group
Leigh-Chantelle was the Founder & President of Green Earth Group from 2009-2013, a not-for-profit environmental awareness charity group, which promoted a better way of living – for us, for our animal friends and for our planet.
Organised through Green Earth Group and overseen by Leigh-Chantelle were two major community events - Green Earth Festival in 2010 (3000-4000 attendees) & Green Earth Day in 2011 (2000 attendees).
Leigh-Chantelle is on various committees, including:
- Vegetarian and Vegan Society of Queensland, (President) since Nov 2016
- Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale, since 2010
- Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) Logan, 2010-2015
- Our Place on Earth, 2011-2015
- Green Earth Group (President & Founder), 2009-2013