The Power of Purpose
Dequonna is an Author, motivational speaker, certified life coach, professional event planner and former radio host who is committed to guiding people and organizations into their highest potential. After years of research, she pursued a dream she was passionate about . . . Life Coaching! After being inspired by her own unexpected challenges and experiences, she realized her journey was necessary to fulfill her purpose of inspiring, and educating others.
Dequonna's passion for coaching was initially inspired when she witnessed life coach, Tony Gaskins Jr. on a reality TV show in 2014. The work he did with his client was the same work Dequonna found joy in doing her entire life. Encouraging and inspiring others. She never knew exactly what to call it until that moment. However, it was two years later when Dequonna realized life coaching was indeed her calling.
In 2014 Dequonna went through a life crisis when she lost everything (job, marriage, money, and faith) having to move in with her parents and raise her two children on a small savings, she had little hope to fulfilling any dream.
Coming from a complex childhood of drugs and violence in the home, and then later having to adapt to her father becoming a Pastor, Dequonna knew all about confusion and loneliness and she struggled with being loved properly. Her childhood embedded more fear of uncertainty than comfort. Dequonna did a lot of pretending in her childhood, and that same spirit followed her into adulthood when it came to relationships. She normalized toxic behaviors, because it was familiar to her. That life slowly took a turn for the worse and left Dequonna at ground zero.
In 2015, Dequonna began putting her life back together with the help of a great support system. Empowering others was the real hero, she always felt complete when posting inspiration on social media or giving advice to someone dealing with adversity. She knew she had a calling on her life and it came in the form of wisdom.
Dequonna spent a lot of time in prayer and following inspirational speakers. Constantly listening to Tony Gaskins Jr., Zig Zegler, Iyanla Vanzant, and her spiritual confidant which happen to be her Dad" who had beat the odds and turned his life around. She realized it was time to stop running and embrace her passion for inspiring on a higher level. Dequonna started a blog and within 3 months of blogging, Dequonna had over 14,000 views. Fans writing daily to thank her for the encouragement.
In 2016, Dequonna finally became a certified life coach through the Tony Gaskins Jr. Life Coaching Academy and a mentee of Tony Gaskins Jr. himself.
Also, in 2016 a dream Dequonna had years ago became a reality. She was asked to be a guest speaker at a Women's Conference, speaking to a large crowd. She dreamt that at the age of 15, but couldn’t make sense of it. Today it makes perfect sense. Due to the overwhelming response from women in the audience, Dequonna started a quarterly ladies mixer's based on her speech from the conference "8 Layers of Division Among Women" which recently transitioned into an eBook. This eBook talks about women being able to peel back the layers and being able to identify their own insecurities as women that continues to keep us separated.
Dequonna understands we are constantly growing and evolving. However, with the right tools and coaches, the journey is a lot easier!
Today, she supports individuals, and groups in answering the questions: “Who Am I, What do I want, and How do I get it?” Dequonna's coaching style combines life experiences with the principles of finding your purpose in life. She is passionate about supporting people out of suffering and limitation and into fulfillment. Essentially she helps people “Become their best selves!”