Hi! My name is Kristen Leake.

During the day, I’m a UX Researcher at an awesome technology company in Charlotte, NC. After hours, I create videos on YouTube to educate and inspire my audience. 

I am devoted to helping people who want to change careers and work in the technology field, as well as live a healthy and vibrant life. You can find me on YouTube as Kristen Leake - check out my videos and subscribe if you like what you see!

My Story.

In December of 2015, I pursued web development full-time. I enrolled in an 8 week coding bootcamp called Tech Talent South (TTS) where I learned HTML, CSS, Ruby on Rails, and a plethora of languages and frameworks! 

At the time there were very few authentic reviews of coding bootcamps and I wanted to share my experience. So immediately after TTS, I created my very first youtube video documenting my experience in coding bootcamp. Two months after publishing the video on YouTube I looked back and saw thousands of views and numerous comments asking for more videos about my experience - so that's what I did.

I love being a content creator who educates and inspires others through my journey of changing careers and entering the tech industry. 

To this very day, I continue to create valuable resources like videos and ebooks to encourage others because changing careers should be fun and exciting, not intimidating.


I first learned about Kristen through her Youtube channel. Having just graduated from coding bootcamp myself, I found her videos informative and uplifting. It was through one of her videos that my partner and I received the opportunity to meet with her for a free one-hour consultation.

During that consultation, Kristen was open about her experience and gave us invaluable advice on growing a new business. She was very candid on the triumphs and low points of being your own boss and was more than happy to point us in the right direction. Kristen is a great listener and a creative thinker. She can provide unique ideas and is a forward thinking entrepreneur (as demonstrated by her work and Youtube channel). We were very happy with our consultation and are looking forward to growing our new business based on her suggestions.
— Christina Sosa & Giles Sandoval

My Ninja skills.

  • HTML
  • CSS / Sass
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Vanilla Javascript
  • Git
  • Bootstrap
  • Humor & optimism :)
  • SEO
  • Swift 3 / Xcode
  • Wordpress
  • Squarespace
  • Adobe Creative Suite
    • Adobe Premiere Pro
    • Adobe Photoshop
    • Adobe XD
    • Adobe InDesign