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Successful You!

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Get to know me

Entrepreneur, author,

coach and motivational speaker

Welcome! I am grateful to have the opportunity to connect with you!  Like most of you I have had to overcome hurdles on the way toward my goals. On that journey, I have come to see how truly powerful being resilient is.  Resilience is essential skill to operate in on every level; Individually,  as a team and as organization.

Despite many challenges in my life I continued to defy the odds stacked against me utilizing resilience. Through my professional and personal experiences I share how to cultivate hope and operate in resilience. There is nothing left to do but win! 

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Teen parenting is still essential. It has not been eradicated. We still need to prepare, equip and empower these parents. Statistics show that the children born to teen parents will inherit their parents socioeconomic status and education but most do WORSE! In this course young parents attain and/or further cultivate soft, independent living skills through the lens of a young, new parent.

Life. After. 

This podcast will serve as a point of contact for empowerment, encouragement and resilience! This show is for anyone who fits that criteria and we hope you feel full after sharing this space with us! You can have a Life After Detour!

My Latest Book:


This essential how-to guide helps  cultivate resilience despite any "detour" encountered in their life.
Empowerment along with tangible tips ensures the reader is prepared to have success despite  a setback!

Readers of all backgrounds facing any type of difficulties will find encouragement and direction in this book!

New Release

Here is a snippet of Deanna J. speaking to young women regarding hope. Regardless of how it looks or the imagery surrounding it you can still find hope if you know where to look. 

Sam J. states, "Ms. Jones is an incredibly captivating keynote speaker. Her unique ability to engage with an audience in a way that is both personable and meaningful ensures that her words are stitched to the heart. When speaking, Ms. Jones’ demonstrated great skill at transitioning people from active listening to active observation."

Sam J. 

Consultant, Centers For States


Shandretta B. states, "Deanna is a consummate professional. She was articulate and inspiring. She knew her audience and she catered beautifully to them ."

Shondretta B.,  
Financial Operations

Before you go...


       I am always so excited to share my latest interview or speech. Check out this interview  I did with J. Merrill regarding my new book, Life After Detour, and a preview of next book! 

"Deanna Is able to connect with our youth in a very relatable and empowering way. I would definitely have her back. "

Faith S.

Pastor and Youth Leader


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