Deedee is known for being a thought and practice leader in the field of transformative change and organizational evolution for people and organizations. Her work with boards, executive teams, and staff inspire organizations to adopt evolutionary yet pragmatic communication and behavioral practices that add sustainable and intrinsic value. Deedee is widely known for evolutionary strategic planning, deep-seated succession planning from the emerging leader through the board level, generative board practices, and advancing leadership presence and execution so that individuals, teams, and organizations can access untapped potential. She contributes to advancing leadership through frequent speaking engagements, articles, and blogs.
Deedee has a master’s degree in organizational development, a Ph.D. in human development, a master’s level in somatic coaching, and a PCC in coaching from the International Coaching Federation
On a personal note, Deedee has nine children including twins and quadruplets, and is a former marathoner, ultra-marathoner and tri-athlete. Early in life, Deedee often heard that her ambitions were too high because she was born with a congenital amputation of her left arm. In the early stages of her career, Deedee became passionate about each person feeling valued. Her community work includes over seven years of teaching courses and coaching amputees to restore dignity in their bodies for a fulfilled life. The work she brings to the world is an example of her belief that every person can make a difference.