I am a change agent and mindset master.“Growth is the great separator between those who succeed and those who don’t.” John C. Maxwell
Hi there, I’m Deanna!
I’m a mom of twins, former English teacher & school administrator, military spouse, writer, and lover of photography. I love Disney, learning, fitness, and a glass of wine with good friends.
And, I believe in the transformational power of a good story.
I am driven by helping others see things they can’t see in themselves. I’m a master at helping people overcome overwhelm and determine what steps they need to take to start. I thrive on helping others create change in themselves, their families, their schools, and communities through their untapped leadership potential.
And…I’m an Executive Director of the John Maxwell team with over 22 years experience in education, educational leadership, change management, and business.
In a nutshell, I am obsessed with people & growth mindsets. I believe if you stop getting better, you stop being good.
I help people discover their inner hero and empower them to embrace change and live life on purpose.
I bring clarity to confusion. I believe in innovation, communication, and trust. I am your go-to advisor and a trusted coach to all levels for leadership, professional development, and change management.
The “Official” Version
As an Executive Director of The John Maxwell Team, I am certified to facilitate, speak, train and coach individuals and groups in the areas of leadership development, professional skills, and personal growth. Trained and mentored by John Maxwell and mentors of his world-class faculty, I am equipped with the tools, resources, and experience to help you and your team improve your productivity, performance, and profitability.
Whether you are looking for individual coaching, a facilitator for group workshops, corporate training in leadership, speaking, sales, or coaching skills for your leaders, or a speaker for your next event, I have access to exclusive content that is only available through a certified Executive Director of the John Maxwell Team to help you reach your goals and objectives.
I am a student of leadership and believe in creating experiences for people that they may not be able to readily create for themselves. In an effort to continually improve, I have learned in person from the foremost experts in the world to include, John Maxwell, Simon Sinek, Darren Hardy, Paul Schelle, Christian Simpson, etc. in order to raise my own awareness and ability to lead as well as influence those who attend my trainings and workshops. In my 22 year career, I have always believed in the importance of continuous improvement and have taught all levels from elementary to college. I have led training for a district of 20,000+ students and overseen the curriculum for the entire district as well.
In my 22 year career, I have always believed in the importance of continuous improvement and have taught all levels from elementary to college. I have led training for a district of 20,000+ students and overseen the curriculum for the entire district as well.
I earned the highest certification as a National Board Certified teacher in my 4th year of teaching. I have a master’s degree in humanities and a master’s of school administration/educational leadership. I have also been a successful small business owner and worked with fast-growing entrepreneurial teams. Most of all, I am most proud of continuing to grow as a family as a wife of 22 years mom to twin ten-year old boys.
My passion is helping individuals and companies increase their leadership skills as doing so empowers individuals and companies to perform at their maximum potential. Likewise, increased leadership ability impacts families, schools, and communities.
It is my deepest honor to serve as an Executive Director on the John Maxwell Team.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS & OTHER RANDOM TID-BITS
Want to learn more about me? I’ve been in the business of managing change my entire life. As a military brat, military spouse, mom to twins, and educator with a focus on leadership, I’ve embraced a growth mindset my entire life. Here is the big-picture overview.
- John Maxwell Executive Director
- Trained facilitator in the Maxwell Method of Leadership, Speaking, Coaching, and Sales
- National Board Certified Teacher
- Master’s of School Administration
- Master’s of Humanities
- Trusted Mentor
- Conversion Funnel Mastery Certified
- Creator of UnPerfect: The Busy Mom’s Guide to Seeking Purpose Over Perfection soon to be released book