DEBORAH JOHNSON, M.A., international award-winning music artist, author and speaker, helps others get unstuck with mindsets to reinvent their life and reach expansive goals. Up for multiple GRAMMY Awards and spending over 20 years in the entertainment industry, she's an expert on how to constantly reinvent yourself in a gig-economy. Deborah is the author of Stuck is Not a Four Letter Word, Bad Code and Women at Halftime. She speaks and performs in both live and virtual events. She is also the 2018-19 President of the National Speaker's Association, Los Angeles chapter. Personal note: In order to create business and stay in business, the mindset of a sole proprietor sitting at a table for one has been fundamental to my developing and ongoing business. It has taken courage, emotional strength and a clear mindset to make decisions, communicate and lead wide-ranging personality types that tend to be involved in the arts. With my graduate degree and experience teaching at the graduate university level, my depth of research as well as life knowledge brings relevance and direct application to the H.R. community. I love people, love my audiences and deeply care for students. I have been an instructor as well as an entertainer since the age of 13 and probably won’t quit anytime soon. Much of learning is “caught,” not just “taught” and I’ve experienced that time and again in inspiring audiences both in music and message.