Michigan born. Maryland raised. Elizabeth Seton and Morgan State educated. Howard and Georgetown Law trained. Ananda Kiamsha Madelyn Leeke is CEO of Ananda Leeke Consulting, a firm that helps people, businesses, and organizations create mindful lifestyles, workplaces, and social media.

As CEO, Ananda wears the hat of Mindful Coach committed to ensuring her clients take great care of themselves while shining and sharing their genius! She defines mindfulness as “the practice of taking a deep breath and coming into the present moment. The present moment is where you can access awareness, balance, and calm.”

During her first career reinvention from young lawyer to public finance manager in D.C. government, she met and fell in love with mindfulness and learned to use it as a stress management tool. It quickly became an essential part of her life as she embraced the changes she encountered in her chameleon career in investment banking, digital communications, and nonprofit management.

Today, it shows up in her art, books, Reiki practice, scarf collection, and yoga teaching. She incorporates it in her Mindful Cup of Tea Facebook group, podcasts, speaking engagements, workshops, and videos. It is also embedded in everything she does while working as Digital Communications Director for Law Students in Court and with clients to develop and implement content, engagement, and social media strategies that tell stories about their mission and work, build and engage online communities, promote causes and events, and conduct outreach.

White House French Arrival Ceremony, February 2014 – Photo Credit: Dave McCulloch

Some of her favorite mindful social media memories have been made while working with the White House and its Office of Digital Strategy to provide social media storytelling at national conferences and events including the State of the Union, Arrival Ceremony for French President Francois Hollande, Tumblr Q&A session on education and college affordability, Spring Garden Tour Social, Conference on Aging, InstaMeet, United State of Women Summit, and South by South Lawn. She has also made memories during her frequent appearances as a social media expert on The Daily Drum, a radio program that airs on WHUR 96.3 FM.

Contact or 202.607.3509 to learn how you can work with her.

Photo Credit: Philip Gerlach









  1. Hi Ananda,
    You may be interested in my blog. Sisterhood Across Continents. I am now following you so hopefully we can connect further on this wonderful thing called Sisterhood.

  2. I’ve been following you on IG since I discovered you via a Prevention challenge. And today…hello, forgive me I’m a little slow. I see you have a fabulous blog. I got curious because some of your posts you seem to be speaking at/for wordpress. I would so love to come hear you speak on blogging if you are ever in Southern California. Now I’m following you. It’s about time.

    1. Wow! I’m so glad you connected with me via Instagram and now my blog. I love Prevention Magazine! Thank you for taking the time to visit my site and read my blog. I am totally open to speaking in Southern California.

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