About Deborah Drake

Deborah Drake is the founder of Authentic Writing Provokes, a full-time wordsmith, a publishing specialist, and an avid competitive storyteller. She champions the power of storytelling, good grammar, and on occasion--breaking the rules in the name of innovation. She has helped over a hundred clients develop, write, edit, and self-publish their website content, blogs, and books---Above all, she is an advocate for authentic writing, heart-based marketing, and bold self-promotion--that authentically reflects essence, vision, and mission. “What we can relate to personally, we can understand better, sooner, and more quickly. Authentic self-expression ALWAYS provokes." **Co-author of two non-fiction/self-help books, Burn Your Resume. You Need a Professional Profile and Message in a Bottle.** Deborah appreciates the stunning Pacific Northwest for its greenness even though she misses the salt air and sandy beaches of her native Monterey Peninsula--happily lives in Bellevue with her family, where she starts most days with an early morning walk to fuel her focus and creativity.

Write Drunk & Edit Sober

So advised Hemingway.

So shared Linda Zeppa with me as we parted ways after her Sunday workshop on Developing the Intuitive You.

It was an apropos comment for in some way I did feel quite intoxicated.

On Tuesdays our rag tag collection of enterpreneurs and writers gathers to talk about what we would like to write about or what we are writing or what we would love to see feedback (aka comments) on.

And while I have considered making “writing” part of what we do, I have never done much about it because talking about writing and writing itself are two different animals for me.

Much like writing and editing are related–but not the same.

Today I was simply a willing participant following the guidance of a gifted facilitator. Simple prompts turned into writing that sparked thoughts of revisiting and going deeper down the writing rabbit hole.

I surrendered. I surrendered to being fully present and wrote from the heart space as the beginner I am always. If ever I get so uppity that I act like I know what I am doing, please somebody smack me with a velvet covered two by four (smile).

I shared writing time and space with a small group and Linda. There was perfection in the group that showed up on a Sunday afternoon for two hours of conversation, guided visualization and writing prompts.

My writing compatriots all questioned their ability to write like a writer, seeing themselves not as artists or writers but as less than, BUT they were not. They were wonderful and I hope my encouragement after Linda’s was received and stays with them.

I gently harass the regulars aka “the usual suspects” who come on Tuesdays to just start and write what is wanting to be written…You know who you are…You who doubt your natural abilities to self-express and question if what you say matters.

It matters. Your perception of your experience shared may help another make sense of something in their life. You understand things I don’t. You understand them better than I when it is your business and not mine.

If you dared to share, you could open a door of understanding for me.

If you dared to share your story, your perception, your “aha” moments and visceral experiences.

It matters and I get that it starts with getting over the fears and doubts you may have.

The gremlins that threaten creative self-expression must be dealt with I say.

And lest you think this “rant” applies only to personal writing, let me say this: your business writing acumen is grounded in how comfortably and agile you write. Period.

And that is where a writing cheerleader be it an individual or community comes in.

Developing the ability to “write drunk” and “edit sober” isn’t as easy as it reads. Mastering the ability to do so though could open up rich creative veins good for your soul and your business communications.

Support awaits those who seek it out. Write on!

Message in a Bottle: Keeping the Conversation with Teens Candid

“At the time of this writing, we are experiencing a thirty-year high in teen alcohol and other drug use. Admissions to drug treatment centers have been escalating for years with young adult admissions at scary levels.” (~from the Introduction)

In the name of the well-being of our present youth and future generations, as a mom and contributing author, my prayer and intention is that Message in a Bottle, sparks many, many, many dialogues between parents and kids and those who mentor growing children in anyway.

Questions from Parents About Teen Alcohol and Drug Use To Spark Candor and Cause Wise Choices.

It is not my tendency or policy to use this space as my soapbox, but I am reminded by a close friend that I started this page, to make a difference in the lives of the readers of it.

The writing of this book was an extraordinary process. Jeff Wolfsberg has spent the last 15+ years and his entire professional and adult life championing better dialogue about this important theme. Why? It originates from his own experience of growing up and choices made and illusions shattered and restoring himself..

Oh, that more would transcend the traumas small and large, but traumatic just the same, that come with being born and growing up in a world that isn’t always safe or comforting. To stay engaged and to make it through in one piece is quite the adventure.

My co-author would have us all trust our instincts as we raise our children and not defer to “experts” who suggest scripted answers but offer no accountability after the motivational speech is over. It’s a daily conversation we have for years.

All children are my children on one level. Some children seem more susceptible than others. Consider all kids in our lives and what we could be and say and do for them .

To be ally and collaborator with a generous heart committed to sharing his own teen experience and journey is an honor. Do you learn from your experiences and candidly pass the learning along to the younger ones in your life? This book is intended to assist stuck adults get unstuck and be at ease with telling what is so; that kids choose better for themselves with awareness.

This is a practical book, easy to read and integrate quickly. The format is simple: All the most asked questions of parents and adults presented to and responses that are more than sound-bites.

Real questions from real people and responses from an educator that are candid and intelligent. Be advised: A read of this book may cause you to change your attitudes about what is a better practice with young people. Writing it did cause a shift in my thinking.

Where once I thought one way, now I think differently. I am a better role model for my daughter. And it is more work to be a better role model, but worth it.

This is a practical book, easy to read and integrate quickly. And it may cause you to change your attitudes about what is a better practice with young people. May it works some magic on you.

My own daughter is now 12 and most days gracefully navigating 6th grade. She came to me in 5th grade with this heartfelt concern: She was given the impression by a fellow fifth grader with an older sibling at her future Middle School; that she would be approached in 6th grade, and (even openly) during recess to try drugs.

I said, “This can’t possibly be true, but were it to happen, what would you do?”

She replied, “I’d say no.”

I asked then, “But would you also go and tell a teacher?”

She replied, “Yes, then I would do that.”

I told her two things that day: that she already had a good sense of what to do, and to please always share such experiences with a teacher/adult–as quickly as possible.

They are so young days to be concerned with this at all! We are a funny race…sometimes…and the early loss of innocence strikes me as bittersweet. She can handle it  and I am the one with the tears later when I am alone.

So pardon my gentle rant and sharing, but I am pleased to be associated with a writing and a mission that is about causing transformative conversations on a difficult theme–we all must deal with. I know this book offers ideas and perspectives that could restore an anxious parent’s strength for their child’s benefit.

I am a steward of the young soul that came through me in 2000. She is a grounding force of goodness and my number one priority is to see that she grows to be the healthy and happy woman who creates beauty and community and takes care of the planet she was born on. The way I see it, I am blessed she chose me to be her mom.

As of today, available through: http://amzn.to/HrhAGu

My humble request, please suggest the book to some one (or three for three is a magic number!) you care about with children or who works with children. The prevalence of alcohol and drugs in the world is unnerving. Candid conversations are important to have earlier all the time, generously so and as many times as is needed.

I AM Steward to a Beautiful Soul who cares about the World we live in and has since she was seven–when she declared her love of history and tracking if the next president would be a Woman or an African-American for the first time. She is clearly “aware” in ways I was not at that age.

As her “mum” it is my most important role to see that she is fully up to the task she is here to take on. As this book’s co-author, I am a woman on a heart-felt mission. Enjoy the read and recommend as often as it makes sense.

Mom and her Muse from Halloween 2006

P.S. And that is as personal as I will get and I thank you for reading this far

Your Job Search: Becoming the Ideal Candidate

REPRINTED from Your Professional Profile

Deborah Drake: Authentic Writing & Communications Mentor, Workshop Facilitator and Co-Author of Burn Your Résumé. You Need a Professional Profile™ – (Winning the Inner and Outer Game of Finding Work or New Business)

I believe that Authenticity in communication provokes–every time and always for the better. I believe we all will do better work and be more productive as business owners or team members when we are doing work we personally find meaningful.

I also regard myself the picture of RESILIENCE when it comes to being “let go” or “released” from work I enjoyed and was doing well and with whole heart.

Let’s just say that 20+ years in the publishing/advertising/communication arts field has given me the opportunity to be laid off “due to a lack of work” more than FIVE times! Yes, five times. Never fun to experience BUT each time it got easier for me to regroup and begin my job search. And each position I held be it in publishing, advertising, communication arts, marketing, sales, business development, training, coaching taught me skills that I carried forward with me. I AM the Sum of All I have Ever Done.  (And so are you!)

There came a a point in  my career though, that I took a deep professional and personal inventory and determined it was time for me to launch “Me, Inc.”  for I knew I would Never Fire Myself and I Do Great Work. It’s not that I didn’t want to work for a great company, really contribute and make a difference, AND earn more money year after year BUT the organizations I was part of didn’t seem to see what they had in me and they made business decisions as they had to which impacted me and my family and my future.

For the past five years my business card  has read “Catalyst.” I am told I draw out the buried brilliance in my clients (and groups I lead), that they are so close to they can’t see it (much like the nose on our face which is hard to see if you aren’t in front of a mirror.)

We must be our own best and first advocate and raving fan. How can we expect others to champion us enthusiastically, if we don’t believe in ourselves 100%? It can be done but it is tougher when we doubt ourselves somewhere deep inside.

We never forget our name do we? Imagine having an easy and engaging ability to recall of your professional story? Who would you stop in their tracks then?

Do you understand what you are best suited for and enjoy?

Have you the confidence to speak well of yourself?

Have you the enthusiasm to do so consistently?

To know who you are, what you have accomplished and be able to speak of it with ease and grace and confidence and quiet knowing is POWERFUL MOJO. Don and I are on a Joint Mission to Revolutionize through Revelation the way that people understand themselves, value their experience, honor their professional aspirations and HOW they present themselves “on paper” and “in person” when seeking work and new business.

For more on me visit Authentic Writing Provokes. I can be directly reached at deb @ deborahdrake “dot” com.

I welcome hearing from you. It would be an honor to help you achieve the professional goals you want for yourself.

To Your Confidence, Congruency, & Creativity!

Deborah Drake
Office: 425-223-5335
Cell: 206-250-1855

Is it time for you to create interview-producing Professional Profiles for YOU and your career?

© Your Professional Profile 2012. All rights reserved.

The Tip Sheet from Let’s Demystify the WordPress Dashboard

Stephen and I enjoyed presenting the pilot of the Workshop on Demystifying the WordPress Dashboard. And here is the much awaited tip sheet.

This list represents Let’s Start with Easy to Sustain SEO Attractability that can be easily remembered and maintained from first blog post to last and to every page.

First things first: Creating a User Profile

  1. Keep your bio details relevant and current.  Fill in all fields you can.
  2. As a publicly searchable profile this serves your quest to be found and identified.
  3. Use an Avatar or a Gravatar. And update this too like your bio. A current picture is ALWAYS best.

Must Have Plugins and Functionality (according to Stephen and Deb):

Akismet for filtering Spam
Google Analytics for tracking visitors and what gets attention from them
Google XML Site Map for the spiders to more easily scan your site
SEO Ultimate or All in One SEO
Share Buttons or AddToShareAny  (for Social Media Sharing with ease)
Social Profiles Widget (cool graphics that link to your social media links)
Smart YouTube Pro (if you like inserting videos0
NextGEN Gallery (to organize your photo galleries)

Writing: Creating and Cleaning Up a Blog post

  1. First Write on your topic or theme from your heart and authentically for your human reader
  2. Give it a meaningful title (that may be different from the title in your Meta Title SEO field
  3. Select a category or two (from your list of themes you write on)
  4. Add Tags that can be 2 to 4 word phrases  that “tag” what your post is about.
  5. Use links to create a web of connectivity between your pages/posts and other sites you are siting  (and fill in alt text for the hover text of the hyperlink you insert that opens in a new window.)
  6. Fill in Meta Data in SEO fields (SEO Ultimate or All In One SEO)

SEO: Get your metadata into shape and use it to your best advantage:

  1. Figure out the keywords you most want to target. How might others be searching for you?
  2. Create a metadata master file to keep track of your most important terms.
  3. Fill out all the SEO fields, for each blog post and each page on your site:
  1. Meta Title 60 characters: Branding | Keywords | Title of blog
  2. Description field 140 characters: compelling and uses relevant keywords. Sometimes this field might be called “excerpt” or “what this blog is about” or something else.
  1. Keep refining your metadata as you learn more about your market and how people may be searching for you.

 

It might seem like a boring chore to go back and update your metadata, but I promise you it’s one of the most powerful things you can do to help your blog be found and rise above over time as you write a body of work.

Images are Good for SEO TOO:

  1. Have you named your file with keywords that make sense?
  2. Have you filled in the description?
  3. Is a caption appropriate?

Tools for Backing Up Your Site:

  1. Export content on a regular basis (all posts, pages, comments, tags, categories)
  2. Xcloner the recommended Plugin for Exporting your files and content data

Updating WordPress and Your Plugins:

  1. Backup your content first.
  2. Deactivate all Plugins
  3. Update your WP version from your site or your hosting service (via Simplescript)
  4. Reinstate one Plugin at a time and TEST for working correctly before updating another.
  5. Wait a few weeks for new versions to have “bugs” worked out. No need to be updating EVERY time a new version is issued. This also gives Plugin developers the chance to update their Plugin versions as well.

 

 

 

May 2012 be the year you FINALLY learn to WRITE as Yourself.

When I was nine, I was given a Hallmark Diary. Pink Plaid. Locked with a small brass key. I was sure it was secure BUT then no one was actually interested in my nine year old ramblings (right?)

Fast forward to 14. I am a freshman in Honors English: My new teacher, a new teacher himself, walked in looking fresh from the film set of Dead Poet’s Society and scripted his name with theatrical flourish in yellow chalk on a “green” blackboard….”John Calvin Dotson.”

We were then directed to put away all books, take out a piece of paper, pick up a pen and write…

“What?” said a fellow classmate in a shocked tone.

“Write everything you can, as quickly as you can, that passes through you. No editing. Go. Five minutes.” (No further instructions were given; no one asked a w follow up question.)

And so we tucked in over paper and with pen and wrote as though our lives depended upon it. Time became timeless and five minutes passed quickly. What had we accomplished? We had emptied our heads onto paper, foregoing editing as we wrote, and could focus better for the next forty minutes of class; but something even more important was initiated that day.

Five days a week, all year long, we started class with this writing ritual referred to as a  “braindump.” We learned (or at least I did) how to align what we were “thinking” with our writing; and that has for me made all the difference.

My natural voice/tone/style has been a part of how I write what I write– for the last 33 years. So writing is “easy” for me. Editing on the other hand can take MANY HOURS.

At age 14, I was introduced to the concept: Writing and Editing are two distinct processes.

It is important to remember this when starting new writing projects. I propose the following as a best process to get to good content as quickly as one can that one can Write first. Write fast. Write when inspired. Let it marinate a “bit.” THEN move into editing and consider using an Editor other than yourself as well. Choose someone who will be diplomatically candid and help make your writing “better” without imposing their voice on you.

I like to think that as a group facilitator and teacher of writing/communication/self-expression, I teach first how to acknowledge the voice within seeking to express itself and then how to refine and edit the final message to be Authentic and Impactful and Effective. And this approach applies to business and marketing writing as well as personal writing.

When Writing is Hollow it is experienced that way. When Writing is Passionate and Enthusiastic it is experienced as such. As much as there is a barrier between you reading this blog post and me writing, I HOPE you feel the conviction I feel for this topic and theme.

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It was Spring of 2010. I was sitting in a Sunday service at Unity of Bellevue and the minister then, John MacLean was in his WONDERFUL theatrical style (for he had a TV Entertainment Past!) discussing  the difference between Religion and Spirituality. I can’t recall what he said about Religion at all. I do though remember very distinctly what he offered about Spirituality: “Spirituality Provokes”

Suddenly, I silently gasped and had the thought, “Yes, and Authentic Writing Provokes. That is it!” This is always the mantra that drives the way I mentor and coach and guide writers and business clients to write and market themselves was born.

Yes, I sound like a broken record BUT I sing a song I love to sing over and over.

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Two years of Tuesdays with the Writers Support Group for the Reticent Blogger has given birth to other events that keep me engaged creatively, professionally and are the highlights of my week.

The Writers Support Group for the Reticent Blogger (aka Writer)

The Writers Supporting Writers Group

And introducing the newest weekly offering:

Developing an Authentic Voice for Self-Expression: An Ongoing Series

Whether you desire to write and speak well for your business or yourself, I invite you to write and speak with a sense of Authenticity and Enthusiasm. Discovering your growing edges is where the work begins. The Critic would have you delay publishing something that isn’t quite finished or critique what you have published. The Editor would help you refine the message and encourage you to publish your thoughts. These “voices” in us have their roles but prior to getting their feedback, we must let our “Free Expression” loose.

If you aren’t comfortable with full self-expression, avoid writing for yourself or secretly wish you enjoyed writing, I “gently” challenge you to take on learning how to be collaborative with Your True Voice, Your Editor and Your Critic. Great Writing comes of this “dream team” when on the “same page.”

Helping people give their creativity and self-expression “roots and wings” is happily what I also call my work and dharma.

May the Confident Writer and Speaker in You be Released in 2012, Year of the Water Dragon!

Deborah Drake – Authentic Writing Provokes, Writing Mentor/Marketing Coach and Self-Publishing Enthusiast

Seth Godin (demi-god) On Being Remarkable

What might it look like for you to stand out online and offline from the crowd? This is what we are tackling week after week and this will be the theme of the new series starting February 29th. And once again I return to a virtual mentor of mine whose message is always helpful to hear again and again and again. He’s as purple a cow as can be.

Purple Cows Forever

Seth Godin on Standing Out

This TED Talk from 2003 in Monterey, is for me evergreen. Technology mentioned by Seth aside, has changed SO MUCH since Seth gave this talk. He mentions getting on the home page of Google might be important, or these days first on any of the major search engines?  He speaks to the TV Industrial complex as being “dead” but the state of TV seems healthy and has healthy competition among the bevy of cable channels and distribution sources Provided you are a member…( Hulu, Netflix to name the two I access.) I still see ads. Clever. Shorter. And Frequently.

Provocative. Shocking. Different. Can you present your ideas this way, somehow?

Timely. Infused with enthusiasm. With total belief. Can you write and speak to your subject matter Just in Time and full of conviction for it?

One video or post at a time we COULD create a tipping point. One person sharing with another and being a champion or advocate, we will create a tribe that follows us with devotion, opens our newsletters, our specially time emails, BECAUSE they care, BECAUSE we speak of something that matters to them.

And, this is not to say that the random non-sequitur is not appreciated. It is. For it is surprising to a reader expecting another Power Writing Tip to get something different from time to time. As a recipient of many newsletters (for I like research to come to me) I too can fall asleep at the wheel of monitoring marketing activities of admired colleagues. (Truth be I really appreciate the Power Writing Tips! and hence they come first to mind as an example to share. Good form and great content.)

As creature of habit, we like to be soothed with what we like and expect and I propose we appreciate a shake-up every now and then. It reminds us that Change is a Part of Life.

Being Remarkable could appear as us being more transparent than normal, or sharing an extreme viewpoint we are prepared to back up; Something other than towing the line of public opinion.

Being Remarkable to me says that we are saying: “I am comfortable in my own skin. I know first my personal brand and I know when and how I will deviate from the formula.”

Take Significant Relationships (where we work, who we date, who we marry): classically it is suggested they will eventually grow dulled and grey, UNLESS, we shake it up and stay conscious/awake and try new things from time to time to mix up the mix of what works.  Surprises are always revitalizing in life and can be in business.

For example: Let me just say that there has been nothing boring about raising a child from Zero to her current age of 12 (and to think I have 6 more years officially as her “ruling parent” (smile).Parenting is my greatest teacher where it comes to writing, negotiating, marketing and politics and it is a gift I treasure daily (even when I had to restore my balance with another walk!)

If you were to think of your business venture as a relationship you wanted to stay “awake, fun, profitable, productive, enjoyable, interesting ( to you and others) and meaningful (again to you and others)”  WHAT would you be prepared to do? To create? To maintain? To keep fresh and relevant. (Or in otherwords, P.U.R.R.fect)

My mission remains to create enthusiasm for the written word, penned by us, the thinkers of the thoughts and ideas. I’ll do this one person and client at a time knowing when I do remarkable work, the impact I have is amplified. I invite you to learn to do for yourself, the same.

Why? It helps more people all around when we do so.

And if you have already read Purple Cow, Free Prize Inside, The Dip or all the other Seth Godin offerings, but not this one yet, go ahead Poke the Box and jump in.

We can’t be reminded to do the key things that are crucial to maintaining awareness where marketing and promotion are concerned. And with all the DIY ways to start up yourself, why not?

A Writing Challenge May Be Just The Ticket.

How does writing every day (or intending to), affect your sense of your creative self, your communication skills, your sense of motivation?

Simply Effective, Small Business Coach, Leona Rehm’s post on December 7th STILL causes a warm electric shiver in me from head to toe! It captured the foundational themes, issues and beliefs that so many reticent writers have.

It is also why the weekly Writers Circle exists: as a face to face meeting for those who can, as the Community Blog space to share and overcome these themes, as a proactive solution for the individual (who may also be a business owner) who wants to enjoy and embrace and excel at writing for themselves confidently!

My mentors include both well-known and not so well known people. Long before I knew of  Julia Cameron or Natalie Goldberg or Brenda Euland and many others I have discovered as an adult, my Writing Self was caused by a contemplative little girl that “had to write to work out concerns” who lived in me.

Then came my 9th grade English Teacher, John Calvin Dotson. He took an interest in me that has never waned. He is a masterful writer of many forms: essays, poems, plays, memoir, biographies of his mentors and more. He is a life time student of langauge itself and storytelling and painting pictures. Best of all he believed in me 100% and told me so, often. Through the years I had him for English, Creative Writing and Speech. After high school he and I stayed in touch and he continued to encourage me.

Who has supported, inspired and encouraged you? (…besides me…that is part of this community?)

The Contributors/Authors of this blog are exquisite in my eyes for a multitude of reasons. I watched and read as “fear and hesitation” left and “creativity and the spirit of spontaneity” entered. I watched writers emerge from cocoons. I heard that writing daily improved moods and Google rankings! I experienced people developing their tone and style and sharing not only who they are and what they did for a livelihood but who they authentically are.

The experiment was about developing the stamina and drive and genuine enthusiasm to write frequently as whole selves: 100 plus words at least five times weekly.

In November 240 posts were published.
WELL over 100,000 words collectively!
And the themes numbered 33 +.
And there was “dialogue” through comments as well as post ideas created from what was published.

In December 153 posts were published.
Again the way we write, 100K words easily.
We stretched ourselves to do a little more than we had the previous month.
We would talk about what was working for us and why.

We are now into January and the posts keep coming. And the writing…well, check it out for yourself.

Creativity CONTINUES to spark creativity. Activity CONTINUES to spark activity. Dialogue CONTINUES to spark deeper dialogue. We think we are on to something. And it is best of all:

Organic.Personal. Authentic. Fun. Playful. Pertinent. Honest. Timely. Golden. Heartfelt. Wisdom. Packaged in Storytelling.

Our (growing) community of writers as a whole stretches YET AGAIN and takes more risks as they feel encouraged and supported.

I keep asking each Tuesday in one form or another, “What exactly are you able to say is different for you now?”

As a writer, I invite you to PAUSE and take inventory about the writing you do:

WHAT specifically is happening for you?
WHAT specifically  is making the difference?
WHAT is your new story about how enjoyable or useful blogging can be?
WHAT lessons have you learned from others?

I look forward to reading each and every comment and response you “choose” to publish for it just may inspire others who find this space and place of a blog!

Write On!

Deborah Drake – Catalyst and Enthusiastic Facilitator
Authentic Writing Provokes 

P.S. Care to join us as we write in community, challenging ourselves? Join us. To RSVP visit Biznik.com or contact me directly if you are not yet a member of Biznik (an awesome community to be a part of) at deb@deborahdrake.com or call me at 425-223-5335.

Cultivating your self-expression in authentic ways is my dharma. I never tire of catalyzing that part of you!

 

It’s about finding TRUE enthusiasm. First yours. Then theirs.

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Are you FABULOUS at what you DO and CARE about but hesitant to boldly express and market yourself? Are you embracing Social Media? Blogging?

Would support and assistance help you follow through on your best ideas?

Offering…

Writing Coaching (Interested in enjoying writing for yourself?)…
Writing Services (Developmental Editing, Ghost Writing, Copyediting)…
Practical Marketing Coaching (Let’s determine what works for you!)…
Extremely Productive Brainstorming (will surprise you)…
Market Research (My favorite hobby!)…
Social Media Marketing Strategy…(It’s always about being relational)

Authentic Work represented by Authentic Writing and Self-Expression is Magnetic.

To schedule a complimentary consultation to determine what would serve you best in the next three months, contact me. It all starts with saying yes to an exploratory conversation.

To your thriving and success as defined by you.

Take a class. Hire a coach. Or both.

Your Authentic Voice for Self-Expression will thank you for it.

Deborah Drake ~ Writer, Catalyst, Champion

deb@deborahdrake.com
425-223-5335