Inquisitive … intuitive … imaginative … insightful … innovative …interested in others … inclusive … involved … informative … invigorating … interactive … impassioned… inspiring … incurable romantic

These are just some of the words friends, colleagues, and clients use to describe Romance Agent™, Leona Hamel.

With more than fifteen years of relationship research and forty plus years of life experience, Leona is a specialist in personal growth and enhanced relationships, and an expert in the field of romantic creativity. As a Romance Agent™, speaker, and coach, Leona works with men and women who are ready to maximize their relationships and experience more passion, fun, and success in their life. She is also the relationship coach for Misty River Introductions, a professional matchmaking service.

Leona’s years of living, laughing, learning, and loving has earned her a Ph.D.—Playful heart Degree. And speaking of playful, let’s not forget Leona’s “sexy persona,” LouLou L’Amour (also her pen name). The two discovered each other in 1996 when Leona performed as LouLou in “Fait Ça Vite!” (Make it a Quickie!)—a deliciously entertaining, and heart-warming presentation about chocolate chip cookies and romance. Her bold, French-accented character has been a hit with audiences; the two have been inseparable ever since!

Leona is the author of The ABC’s of Tease & Please: A Romance Handbook, under her pen name LouLou L'Amour. She is also a contributing author to the book, A First Serving of Milk & Cookies for Success. Her alter ego, LouLou L'Amour has performed both as co-host and comedienne at the Comedy Zone in Montreal.

Media Appearances

"After having Leona on the show we were flooded with e-mails from viewers who had tried some of her ABC’s of Tease & Please and were thrilled with the results! She’s an inspiration to couples everywhere and is reviving romantic relationships one ‘tickle’ at a time!"

Angie Poirier
A-Channel at Noon Host
A-Channel Morning Co-host

"Leona always comes armed with fabulous ideas to keep the fire in your relationship burning. Her passion is evident in each interview and her tips are well-researched and, more importantly, easy to incorporate into anyone's lifestyle."

Derick Fage
daytime Co-host
Rogers Television

"It was such a pleasure to have Leona on our Morning show. Very informative ... She knows her stuff ... she’s the Donald Trump of Romance."

Chuck Phillips
AM 1220 Morning Show, Host

    • Chum TV, A-Channel @ Noon
    • Global TV Montreal, This Morning Live
    • Rogers Television, Talk Ottawa
    • Rogers Television Ottawa, Daytime

    • C95 FM with Derek Watson, Saskatoon
    • CFRA 580 AM News Talk Radio, Ottawa
    • CFUN 1410 AM - The Pia Zandel Show, Vancouver
    • CJUL The Jewel Oldies 1220 AM with Chuck Phillips, Cornwall
    • CKNX AM Radio with Bill Townsend, Wingham
    • KISS 105.3 FM - Carter, Sandra & the Boyle, Ottawa
    • Variety 104.5 FM - Wayne & Sue in the Morning, Cornwall
    • WGTS 91.9 FM - Brennan & Beck in the Morning, Washington, DC area
    • Women Moving Forward - Live Interview with Pierrette Raymond

    • Canadian Living Magazine
    • Ottawa Magazine
    • The Montreal Gazette
    • The National Post
    • The Ottawa Citizen
    • The Ottawa Sun
    • The Star
    • Barrhaven Weekender
    • Nepean Weekender


    • International Association of Coaches, founding member
    • Coachville, member
    • Roaring Women, member
    • Toastmasters International, member
    • Women's Business Connections, member
    • Women's E-Commerce Association, International
    • Women's Educational Business Breakfast
    • Women's Entrepreneurial Networking System
    • Women's Network of Ottawa


    • Lt-Governor Marketing - District 61 - Toastmasters International (2007-2008)
    • Division Governor-Toastmasters International (2006-2007)
    • 2006 Nominee Business Woman of the Year - Women's Business Network
    • Distinguished Toastmaster
    • Certified Basic NLP Practitioner
    • Christopher Leadership Program Graduate
    • District 61 Toastmasters 2004 Evaluation Contest Champion
    • Recipient of Christopher Leadership Award

Fun Stuff about Leona …

    • Organizer of Ottawa's Wild Wonderful Women Classy n' Sassy Event
    • Speaks English and French, and has studied German, Spanish, and Italian
    • Finalist in the 1979 Miss Sherbrooke pageant
    • Performed a tap dance routine to Madonna’s Hanky Panky at Montreal’s Place des Arts
    • Former Manager for UndercoverWear Ltd.®, an international lingerie and fashion company
    • Recovering karaoke-aholic
    • Collects smiley face paraphernalia
    • Loves hot buttered popcorn and maple syrup products