Jeffrey Leiken, MA, is the creator of Evolution Mentoring™ and Mentor Counseling® and is an internationally recognized expert in the field of helping teens and young adults build substantial, thriving lives.


Jeffrey Leiken, MA,

Creator of Evolution Mentoring™

Utilizing his unique combinations of skills and unconventional methodologies, he is able to help most young people who had not found the legitimate caliber of help they needed in the conventional options that are readily available anywhere. His clients regularly go on and become far more confident, successful, fulfilled adults, with fulfilling careers, meaningful relationships and true personal happiness.

Jeff is a Master Practitioner of NLP, Co-Creator and Master Trainer of the cutting-edge HeroPath ® program, author of the acclaimed book Adolescence Is Not A Disease and popular keynote speaker and trainer for organizations who work with youth.

He holds a Masters Degree in Educational Counseling, a Pupil Personnel Services Credential from the State of California, served as Adjunct Faculty at the University of San Francisco Graduate School Of Education, and has guest lectured at Stanford University.

He has spoken at over 200 professional conferences including a TED presentation. He has served as a trainer and consultant with over 300 Summer Camps across North America and China. He has helped trained over 60,000 parents, teens and professionals in the youth development field and is respected for his honest, accurate, unapologetic message about what it takes to truly help today’s youth to thrive, and specific do-now skills and techniques that truly work. He is known for his genuine passion for this work, legitimate depth of knowledge, captivating story telling and warm sense of humor

Though he is based in Marin County California with his wife and two daughters, he has traveled over 2.5 million miles around the globe, having run programs on 4 continents and  17 countries, with offices in San Francisco (and Marin), New York and London.

Additional programs he has created are Boys To Mensch®, Young Men Of Character™,  Clean Communication For Teen Girls™ and Real Life Begins Beyond The Game™ which is his newest program designed for adults in their 20s and 30s who are ready to stop ‘hooking-up’ and instead become truly connected.

Jeff takes new clients on a limited basis. Contact him to learn more about opportunities to learn from him and study with him.