Meet Dr. Deborah

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Author, trainer, speaker, coach and U.S. SBA Small Business Champion, Dr. Deborah is an advocate and expert in self-employment. Her philosophy – anyone can succeed in self-employment when they are doing what they love and loving what they do.

Referred to as the “Oprah of small business development” by IBM and a “force in personalized learning techniques” by Tufts University,” she has made it her mission to bring self-employment to the forefront in workforce and economic development conversations.

Early in her career, Dr. Deborah recognized the need to empower more individuals to discover their passion and leverage their strengths to pursue rewarding careers. Serving this need, she developed an innovative approach to empowering the “self” while optimizing the science of “employment.” Today, her programs are being utilized by workforce, community and economic development agencies across America to help individuals “create their own job.” This includes marginalized populations such as individuals with disabilities, women, minorities, at-risk youth, Veterans and Native Americans.

Connect with Dr. Deborah and join forces in reawakening the entrepreneurial spirit!

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Training counselors, social workers, teachers and coaches to empower the human spirit and drive increased financial and quality of life outcomes for clients through self-employment pursuits.
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Offering packaged and custom workshops online, at conferences, or in classroom settings.
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Working one-on-one with individuals of all ages and abilities to aid career choice, progress and ultimate success.
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Delivering compelling keynote and motivational presentations empowering audiences for special events.
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Providing expert insight in the areas of self-employment, small business, and entrepreneurship through guest appearances, interviews, articles, and more.
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Helping organizations maximize their potential through proactive strategy, planning, and problem-solving techniques and solutions.

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Let’s stay in touch! What are your self-employment objectives? Do they align with your quality of life goals? Connect and share your experiences and interest with me!

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A scholar and practitioner in the field of entrepreneurship with a Doctor of Arts in Transformational Leadership...
Self-learning and teaching guides to support career focus, self-employment, and entrepreneurial growth...

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U.S. SBA Small Business Champion, U.S. Department of State America/Iraqi Business Mentor, Self-Made Person of the Year...
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America's SBDC, U.S. Dept. of Education, Microsoft, ADP, Kelly Services, American Express OPEN, Verizon, Bank of America...