Hi! Thanks for stopping by to learn a little bit more about Life Full of JOY. Several years ago, I had a significant shift in my life when I started noticing people who had JOY in their lives... and people who didn't. People who had JOY seemed to have this glow-this sense of purpose. People who had JOY carried themselves differently. People with JOY seemed to experience adversity AND they made a choice in how to respond to this adversity. I realized that I wanted THAT-I wanted that type of JOY in MY life. I didn't want to dream about it. I wanted to EXPERIENCE it.
I realized that to make this happen, I needed to take some intentional steps. I hired a life and leadership coach. I defined my life purpose and core values. I identified my core themes of talent through StrengthsFinder 2.0. I started exercising more frequently. I began to eat from the garden even more than I had been. It was these INTENTIONAL steps that got me to where I am now-living a life of JOY!
I live life to the fullest and provide a framework for others to do the same. As a Passioneer, I am full of JOY and have a zest for life.
Part of my drive is a love of people-a true love of the unique, individual gifts, skills and talents we each bring to the world. It is not enough to sit on the sidelines and watch someone else's journey or path. I want to CREATE a path and LIVE the journey.
I want the same for my clients. Being a passioneer for me isn't just about being an entrepreneur and owning a business-it's about being the entrepreneur of my life-and helping YOU become the entrepreneur of YOUR life.
I've walked the steps. I know it's possible.
Are you ready?
Make the transition with me,
Deb has enjoyed music since a baby when her parents would always play soothing classical music in the home. She began piano lessons at age 7 and continued lessons into college. In 8th grade, she got her first job accompanying instrumental students during their lessons. Deb began voice lessons in 10th grade and continued throughout college. In High School, she received a music scholarship from the Delphian Choir and she also received a music performance scholarship to Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota.
Although she started as a music major, she eventually realized her love and passion of working with people and organizations and decided to switch her major to Organizational Communications. She double majored in French as her passion for the language and culture had become an integral part of her life. Deb was able to live in Normandy, France as a part of her college program.
Deb spent much of her career working for the Girl Scouts and Lakeland Public Television. During this time, she began writing music-lyrics and melodies. This led to frequent trips to Nashville where she was also a coordinator for a local group affiliated with the Nashville Songwriters Association. Throughout her involvement with this organization, she had the opportunity to work with many professional songwriters and assist with Tin Pan South, an annual songwriters festival in Nashville.
Deb took a break from playing piano as she was busy writing, traveling and preparing to have a family. It was after she played piano at a wedding for a couple at church that she started playing piano again. She also did two programs for the public television program Backroads which featured her original music, piano and singing. It wasn't long before people were inquiring about purchasing some of her music.
Because she was also busy working on her certification as a Certified Co-active Professional Coach (CPCC) for life and executive coaching with the Coaches Training institute, she put the recording on hold. She was also busy doing marketing consulting work for the Northwest Minnesota Small Business Development Center. It was during this timeframe that Deb was also diagnosed with C-PTSD or Complex PTSD. She had lived with this for many years but once diagnosed, she began intensive therapy treatment. During this time, music became a very strong outlet for her emotions and feelings as she processed through layers of trauma. It was at one of her therapy sessions that she got the inspiration for the song, Other Side of the Window.
Deb has a unique ability to weave her experiences, music background, coaching skills, love of people and passion for life into everything she does. Deb takes you on a journey-in everything she does. Deb takes you deeper into YOUR journey.