Growing up in Hong Kong, and traveling the world extensively in her youth, Leyla’s eyes were opened to life as it is, not as portrayed in the bubble of wealth she grew up in.

In her late teens and early twenties, Leyla went through life-altering situations which helped her experience a different side of life.

An abusive first marriage, which ended in the suicide death of her husband, homelessness, poverty, a near-death experience, and a renewal of life brought Leyla a wealth of experiences which she utilizes in her work today.

After the sudden death of her father in 2010, Leyla had a profound experience which lead her to study in-depth about the religion she was born into, and found her faith firmly planted in Islam. She will often say that she "came home" and during her learning about Islam, found that her feet had already been firmly planted in the principals, beliefs, and teachings; and she found that the missing pieces she had been seeking to find for many years, were found within Islam.

As a Speaker, Consultant, Radio Show Host, Best-selling Author, and Editor-in-Chief of “Magnify You” Magazine, Leyla brings her inspiration, story, and understanding to those who come in contact with her. Her remarkable trademark in teaching others to identify, and then remove the blocks/obstacles which hold them back in attaining a life of success, has brought audiences the world over to learn from Leyla.

She has aided in helping countless thousands of individuals effect positive changes in their lives, and has clients ranging from major celebrities to entrepreneurs to housewives.

Leyla speaks about, and offers courses in self-discovery, identifying and removing obstacles, and achieving freedom and success in life.

Leyla lives with her husband in Arizona where she spends much of her time in her photography and art work.  She is currently developing new programs to reach her Muslimah sisters in empowering and motivating them, without crossing the lines of teachings of Islam and the Qur'an.

You can find Leyla on You Tube and on Facebook as well at Leyla Hur Photography and her official website, Leyla