Deanna's Thoughts

I haven’t composted this yet

When I teach storytelling for performance, one of the core guiding principles I share is that you must process the emotions of the events of your stories before you share them publicly. You don’t want your audience to be in a position to worry about you or take care of you while you are on […]

What’s better than being the best?         

I’ve got a question for you. What is the best movie ever?  There is a correct answer, and I bet you’re not going to get it right…  …Forrest Gump is the best movie of all time.  And I can hear your snorts, jeers, and guffaws right now! But here’s the deal it may not be […]

These Three Stinking Traps Suck

Whoops, I did it again. (can you read that in the Britany Spears singing voice, please?) I started creating a new offering, a 5-day challenge to help you build your fancy, schmancy email list to love on. And I got caught up in a thinking trap.  Three common ones will pop up whenever we start […]

Stop pouring from an empty glass

This one goes out to all my people pleasers, my over-givers, and my folks willing to say yes to everyone else, leaving no time or energy for themselves.  Is that you?  Are you pouring out of your proverbial glass to serve everyone around you, leaving you depleted and, let’s be honest, a tad bit resentful? […]

Can I get curious with you?

I haven’t taken on any new private clients all year! I’ve been teaching, speaking, and leading groups which has been great, but sometimes I miss the incredible growth that I can witness in private sessions with clients. So, I thought I’d share with you some questions that I might ask you if you were my […]

What are you thinking?

We don’t live in our experiences; we live in our thoughts about those experiences.  As a coach, I’m not interested in solving your problems. When you deal with what you think is a real problem, you get stuck trying to solve it. But when you see that the way you’re thinking about the situation is […]