The State of Happiness Podcast

About The State of Happiness Podcast

At the State of Happiness Podcast, Leslie Juvin-Acker offers advice, inspiration, and ideas on how to create happiness in the areas of your career, relationships, abundance, and emotional well-being.

Each week, Leslie brings on the Leslie Inc. team, experts, and friends in a format that’s always fun, always happy, and never boring.

The Host of The State of Happiness Podcast

Leslie Juvin-Acker is President and Chief Happiness Officer of Leslie Inc., a management consulting firm that teaches emotional intelligence skills to drive productivity and organizational harmony.

Leslie grew up as part of the working poor in a Habitat For Humanity home. Her mother is a former child prostitute. She is a survivor of domestic violence, postpartum depression, and anxiety. Leslie is a gifted intuitive.

Since 2008, Leslie has helped over 30,000 professionals advance their careers and increase their net worth as a career and executive coach. Leslie Juvin-Acker is Chief Happiness Officer at Leslie Inc. Leslie is an expert career development facilitator, emotional intelligence expert, and leadership coach. She is a public speaker, educator, author, and creator of the Happiness Decks app.

Author of The Money Formula


Like most people, you probably know more than one family member or friend with an unhealthy relationship to money who can’t seem to break free no matter what they try to do- save, budget, and cut down on spending.

Perhaps you constantly worry about money. Maybe you’ve tried every way to earn more money, but can’t seem to break through. Sadly, this is the
reality for millions of Americans who live and die in debt.

THE MONEY FORMULA by Leslie Juvin-Acker is a seven-step method that gets to the roots of self-sabotaging financial behaviors AND teaches you how to correct them for good.

The State of Happiness Podcast 

Date Title Duration
April 11, 2019 4:19 am Fall In Love To Get Rich
Find out how the simple act of falling in love is the secret to all wealth.
February 11, 2019 11:59 pm Finding Yourself on The Journey of Self Love
Ana's journey of self love awakened her greatest fears as she left behind a life she didn't love.
January 31, 2019 7:37 pm Know Your Worth: Find Out How Much Should You Be Earning (And Actually Make A Profit)
Being a freelancer or consultant is more than charging an hourly rate. Find out how to make money and feel good about asking clients to pay up.
December 4, 2018 12:00 am Before You Give Negative Business Reviews, Consider This:
Negative reviews can hurt small businesses, unless you do this.
November 20, 2018 5:00 am How I Learned To Be Grateful For Disappointments
Life and relationships can be disappointing, but they can teach us valuable lessons.
November 6, 2018 6:00 pm Childhood Trauma Doesn't Have To Be A Life Sentence of Humiliation
Do horrible childhood memories haunt you? Here's why you can turn trauma into triumph.
October 23, 2018 8:23 pm Why You Don’t Have Enough Money
and shocking statistics on what makes people worry about money and what we can do about it.
October 9, 2018 4:00 am What To Do When You Worry About The Future
Our stories and strategies for staving off worry about the future.
September 28, 2018 8:57 pm How To Change Your Life By Changing This
Are you ready to change your life? Start by changing this.
September 4, 2018 4:21 pm How To Respond To Negative Emotions In A Healthy Way
Two Simple Techniques To Let Go Of Embarrassment and Worry
August 28, 2018 9:54 pm How Your Voice Is Costing You Money
Your communication skills may be keeping you from your next big thing. Find out what voice expert Meribeth Dayme says can improve your speaking skills.
August 21, 2018 5:00 am How To Attract The Best Clients And Other Story Telling Secrets
Go from business leader to influencer by crafting your brand story and creating engaging content on the right social media channel.
August 14, 2018 8:46 pm How To Never Lose Money
Denise Arand helps women increase their wealth with a little wine.
August 7, 2018 5:00 am Mood and Money: How Unhappiness Is An Expensive Habit
Startling statistics about Americans and their relationship to money and how to break free with this one simple technique.
July 24, 2018 5:00 am How To Get Happiness In A Swipe
Leslie and Josh talk about the how professionals and entrepreneurs can get inspired by the Happiness Decks App.
July 17, 2018 5:00 am How To Heal Your Body In An Instant Without Drugs
Dr Alan Blum shares his tips for improving your health, energy, and vitality. If you are a busy professional and parent who can't afford to break down, you definitely do not want to miss this!
July 10, 2018 5:00 am Have A Happy Sex Life
Too busy for sex? Think again! During the summer of love, Michelle tells us how you can have a healthier sex-life, the causes of sexual dysfunction, and how busy professionals can make time for good sex.
July 3, 2018 5:00 am How This Gay Man Puts “Pride” In His Work
Dangilo shares his story as a gay professional rising in the San Diego night club scene while using his talents as an event producer for his philanthropic works. Find out how to love yourself and learn more about San Diego's gay pride parade and kickoff.
June 26, 2018 5:00 am This Artist Shares His Secret For Improving Your Creativity
Meet Wesley, the artist and illustrator of The Happiness Deck app. Discover the behind the scenes story. Discover the power of imagination.
June 19, 2018 5:00 am How Your Food Is Making You Unhappy
How did Toby go from being a firefighter to selling and marketing natural products nationwide? Find out how being an occupational athlete changed how he saw mental health, physical well-being, and the needs of high performing professionals.
June 12, 2018 6:05 am Recruiter’s Secrets To Getting A Job You Love
Pam shares how to find the job you love without losing your authentic self. She shares her tips on connecting with recruiters. And, she recommends where to get started if you're thinking about a career change.
June 5, 2018 6:05 pm Why You Should Quit Your Job Right Now
For employee wellness month, Jen shares her "Devil Wears Prada" story of how she quit a prestigious job in the publishing world to travel and run around the world telling stories. Her advice for avoiding burnout and how she stays happy on the road.
May 29, 2018 5:00 am Are Allergies The Phobia of The Mind?
Together, Leslie Inc. VP of Development Ana Gomez shares how Leslie helped her get over the allergy attack by using simple emotional intelligence tools. Leslie reveals how allergies are often rooted in emotional trauma stored in the subconscious mind.
May 22, 2018 12:00 am Happiness After An Eating Disorder
For Mental Health Month, Gabi shares her seven year battle with an eating disorder and how she escaped an abusive marriage. Find out her advice for falling in love with yourself and beginning a healthy new life.
May 15, 2018 12:00 am Living With A Person With Depression
For Mental Health Month, Leslie and her husband Franck talk about her battle with postpartum depression. Find out how they coped and discover how to love and live with someone going through depression.
May 8, 2018 5:00 am Happy Herbs For Mental Health
Herbalist Gabriel shares his advice for improving your energy and attitude through herbs and Chinese medicine. He shares how he overcame chronic fatigue and his tips for women who are facing burnout, postpartum, and for those who want to become pregnant.
May 1, 2018 5:00 am Growing Up Happy After Child Abuse
Angela was a child of a drug addict and grew up to be one, too. How did she overcome? She tells her story and credits Home Start Inc., the charity Leslie raises money for each year.
April 24, 2018 10:40 pm The Miracle of Asking For Help
Leslie shares how she had a panic attack and emotional breakdown while on a business trip. She describes the unusual way she broke through and the moment she saw an angel.
April 10, 2018 4:20 am Why Every Child Deserves A Happy Home
For Child Abuse Prevention Month, Leslie welcomes Caitlin to discuss the Blue Ribbon Gala, for which Leslie serves on the planning committee. They discuss success stories and the services families in crisis can use thanks to Home Start.
April 3, 2018 5:11 am Living A Purposeful Life
Can the subconscious mind unlock unlimited potential? Is there healing of performance and emotional problems through hypnosis? Leslie shares her experience during a hypnotic trance with Peter and what she learned about her life purpose.
March 27, 2018 6:22 pm How Giving Back Make You Happier
Louise shares what it was like working at Transworld Magazine with her husband, co-founder, Larry. She tells us about the professionals like Shaun White and Sal Masakala got their start. And, how giving back to your community can increase your abundance.
January 23, 2018 4:48 am Beyond Football: Jaguars, Passion, And Failure
Leslie and VP of Digital Josh Simpon discuss their favorite team and how to deal with failure.
December 20, 2017 12:52 am Christmas After The Death of A Loved One
Christmas without our loved ones can be especially challenging. Leslie shares her tips on processing grief after the death of a loved one. And, how to start feeling better right now.
December 5, 2017 5:00 am How To Tell If The Holidays Trigger Money Anxiety
Christmas can get us thinking about all those big expenses. Leslie shares how to neutralize money triggers in three steps.
November 28, 2017 4:44 am How To Have A Drama Free Divorced Christmas
November 21, 2017 5:00 am How To Stop Automatic Negative Thoughts
Most of the thoughts we think are automatic, pre-programmed thoughts that we've inherited from our parents and loved ones growing up. It's no wonder why we feel like our life is sometimes not one of our choosing. Find out how to take your power back.
November 14, 2017 5:00 am How To Badass Your Brand with Guest Expert Pia Silva
If you are a service company, Pia shares how to take control of your business model. She shares how you can make more money with less clients. And, how to stop feeling so stressed and broke.
November 7, 2017 5:00 am Knowing When To Let Go
Knowing when to let go is a common struggle. Find out how to know when and how to let go of unhealthy relationships, environments, and habits.
October 31, 2017 6:00 am How To Grow Your Online Brand With Storytelling
Cyndi shares how she helped me get results with an online brand strategy. We also talk about imposter syndrome and leading a growing company.
October 24, 2017 5:00 am Elon Musk: Leading With An Open Crown Chakra
How does Elon Musk handle stress and leadership? Who was Musk in a past life? Find out now.
October 17, 2017 6:00 am How To Make Fun Team Building Experiences
Leslie Inc WorkHappy Retreats Camp Counselor Ana Gomez teaches the brand value of and how to create create fun corporate retreats.
October 10, 2017 6:53 pm How To Overcome Career Doubts & Work Stress
Learn how Ana overcame career doubts and resistance to build a career for herself in the arts industry. We talk about stress, her breaking point, and how Ana bounced back better than ever with some coping skills she learned from Leslie.
October 3, 2017 6:53 pm How This Man Found The Path To Happiness Through Divorce
Our guest, Will Sterling, says he found happiness through divorce. Will says that divorce doesn't have to be a painful process. And, divorce can lead to greater personal enlightenment.
September 25, 2017 6:24 pm Why You Should Never Put A Deadline on Your Success, Will Sterling
Will Sterling says you should never put a deadline on your success. How to find happiness in your career and make the most of every interview opportunity.
August 25, 2017 11:13 am My Husband Shares How To Find A New Career You Love
Leslie introduces to the audience her husband, Franck Juvin-Acker. She reveals their personal journey, what marriage is like with a psychic medium, and how Leslie helped Franck transition from a career in pool supplies to action sports.
August 17, 2017 5:08 pm Leslie Inc’s Resident Nerdcock Is Deaf & Blind, Investigated By The F.B.I.
Meet Leslie Inc's VP of Digital, Josh Simpson. Find out how Leslie and Josh met, why they were college room mates, and why the FBI came investigating Josh.
August 10, 2017 1:21 pm Becoming Leslie: My Story of Psychic Awakening
A career coach who is also a psychic medium? Find out what happened that made Leslie change the course of her career forever.