Leonard Szymczak


Leonard Szymczak, MSW, LCSW is a writer, TEDx speaker, psychotherapist, and life coach. His books include Bob Cratchit’s Christmas Carol: The Untold Miracle of Charles Dickens’s Classic, winner of 5 awards and endorsed by Jack Canfield of Chicken Soup for the Soul books; The Roadmap Home: Your GPS to Inner Peace, a bestseller in 2009; as well as the lighthearted satires on psychotherapy Cuckoo Forevermore and Kookaburra’s Last Laugh, a silver IPPY award-winner. Leonard is also co-author, along with Mari Frank, of Fighting for Love: Turn Conflict into Intimacy. He has also ghostwritten a book for a Holocaust survivor.

His next book, the second in a series of three, is Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol: Another Untold Miracle of Charles Dickens’s Classic. As a fan of Dickens, Leonard imagined what would happen if Christmas ghosts visited some of the other characters in A Christmas Carol.

In September 2019 he delivered a TEDx talk viewed by 100K, “In the Age of Superheroes, Where Are the Fathers?” He has been at the forefront of men’s healing for the past 35 years and is coauthoring a book with Rick Broniec, Power Tools for Men: A Blueprint for Healthy Masculinity.”
Leonard conducts writing critique groups and seminars, including “Writing Naked: Write with Heart and Soul” and “Write Your Book and Get it Published.” He lives in Dana Point, CA where he writes, conducts seminars, and counsels clients. Since laughter and writing help him stay balanced, he enjoys putting the “fun” back into “dysfunctional.”

You can find out more about Leonard at www.leonardsz.com