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Coach Delisa Deavenport, MBA, CPC

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Coach Delisa is an Employee Experience Coach, Visionary, Author, Speaker, Trainer, Blogger, Guest writer, wife, mother, granny, and friend.

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MY PERSONAL COMMITMENT, VISION, AND MISSION

My life purpose is to love and honor God by putting Him first and fulfilling the plan He has for me to influence others through courage, awareness, compassion, love, and service in hopes that they find their gifts of strength and resilience to change the world.  

My personal vision is to continue to learn kindness, love and patience in a humble manner, to a degree that few come to know. I struggle every day and fall short as I try to live up to this vision.

My personal mission is to use those qualities God instills in me, to coach people in being the best versions of themselves, in a sustainable way, so that they can live their lives with hope, purpose, and joy. This is my prayer.

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MY STORY

My life spiraled out of control for years. I always felt like I had to fight my way through life; fight through the doubts people had about me, fight through struggles life gave me, fight anxiety with depression, and fight through addictions and the messes it caused in my life. It was not until I realized that I had to surrender to it all, that my life began to make sense and I finally grew up.

To thoroughly surrender, in a way that brings about lasting, positive change, is to get quiet. It is not enough to get still, you must transcend your mind into your heart, and listen. Your personal passions must be void and detached. You listen for direction and truth. Your inner self will guide you to a healthy life full of peace, purpose and joy.

As I learned this process over the years and then perfected it, I developed my Concept of “Quiet”. It truly works. When combined with a reverent and holy prayer, it is powerful.

Find your direction in your quiet.

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THE
PROFESSIONAL
STUFF

The majority of my adult life I have been an accountant in the nonprofit field and completed a 3-year internship in public accounting and auditing. In April 2016, I received my professional coaching certification and in November 2017, I quit my J-O-B at United Way, to become a coach full time. I started out as an anxiety coach, having learned to manage my own Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I soon morphed into employee experience coaching. I am passionate about coaching people to thrive in their careers and learn how to successfully manage work-life balance.

In today’s business world, employers are involved in developing their employees into strong, capable people through training and coaching programs. Employers now put more value than ever into their employees’ personal development, realizing that career and individual coaching creates strong, motivated, engaged employees that are creative, passionate, and resilient employees.

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THE CREDENTIALS STUFF

Professional Coach Academy Certified
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 Ziglar Legacy Trainer Certified
* Ziglar Speakers Institute Certified
* Distinguished 
Toastmaster
* Author of “Find your Direction in your Quiet”
* Co-Author of The Successful Mind, an International Best Seller
* Blogger
* Public Speaker / Motivational Speaker
* Executive Business Coach Certified

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THE EDUCATIONAL STUFF

* MBA from Argosy University
* BA from Walsh College
Dale Carnegie
Financial Peace University – Dave Ramsey
* Leadership Sherman (Chamber of Commerce)
* Leadership Denison (Chamber of Commerce)
* Professional Coach Academy
* Ziglar Legacy & Ziglar Speaker’s Institute
* Distinguished Toastmaster

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THE PERSONAL
STUFF

The wife of the amazing Larry Deavenport, my inspiration and hero. Our lives center around our faith in God and our church, developing each day into the Christians that God intended us to be. We fall short every day but with God’s grace we struggle to fulfill His plan for us.

Originally from Amarillo, Texas, we moved to the Sherman-Denison, Texas area in 2014. We know this is home and will spend the rest of our earthly days in this most beautiful Texoma area.

I love nature and being outdoors. I would spend a weekend in a rustic cabin any day over a 5-star hotel. Being on the water, walking down a country trail, or reading in the park, is my perfect pass-time. Nature calms. Nature balances the energy inside. Nature makes everything make sense again and puts things into perspective.


My DISC personality is that of the D-I style which places an emphasis on shaping the environment by overcoming opposition to accomplish results.
 

In summary, my DISC type Di personality traits include...

  • Be eager to take charge of things.

  • Resist influence from others.

  • Be vocal about opinions and ideas.

  • Pursue large, ambitious goals with speed and bursts of intensity.

  • Compete and debate with others

  •  firm when making decisions.

  • Taking action with limited information.

  • Seeking responsibility, autonomy, and decision-making ownership over results.

  • Using verbal inspiration to direct others.

  • Effectively delegating responsibility to detailed tasks.