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Art & Life with Deborah Deras

Today we’d like to introduce you to Deborah Deras.

Deborah, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
I was born in Long Island New York and raised here in the San Fernando valley but have been a Venice beach girl all my adult life. I am Colombian Lithuanian Jewish so was raised going to Hebrew School on one side and Salsa dancing on the other.

I was set to be a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor but when my brother passed away at age 16 when I was 19 of an epileptic seizure my life and meaning of it changed. I no longer could put my dreams off or let my fear stop me. I had to go for it and live fully and passionately. In 1994, I started my first business Passionate Living Now to help people be fulfilled and abundant doing what they love. A lot of my early life coaching clients were corporate people that made money but were unfulfilled. I also coached small business owners who were fulfilled but not making enough money. My magic was helping them do both and Monetize their Magnificence.

I formed a partnership in 2002, with Adoley Odunton, a lovely woman, yoga teacher, spiritual counselor like me and also passionate about success with ease and grace. We wrote a book together called, Confessions of an Adrenaline Addict: How to achieve success with ease and grace. Our partnership lasted about 5 years and then I went on my own as a prolific international keynote speaker, author, and marketing consultant.

Currently, I coach experts who would like to be paid speakers in my Be A Paid Speaker Now online program and my signature group coaching program, Synergy Speaker Mastermind. I have a podcast called,

Can you give our readers some background on your art?
As an international speaker, author, and marketing consultant, I help my clients ALIGN FOR SUCCESS. Through my workshops, keynotes and online programs I help them to release subconscious limiting beliefs that hold them back and help them align their daily activities and behaviors with their core values so they can magnetize opportunities to fulfill their soul’s contract.

I teach people that our Thoughts lead to our Emotions trigger our Behaviors which cause our Results. So if we want different results we have to identify the limiting beliefs, compassionately allow our emotions which our energy in motion to come up and out so we will align with our results not from struggle but from aligment. When we are congruent and in integrity, with our soul we can stop struggling for success and will Align for Success.

In your view, what is the biggest issue artists have to deal with?
I believe people are caught up in the old puritan work ethic that to achieve success we have to sacrifice, suffer, no sleep till we die etc. Well, I know from personal experience life is a marathon not a sprint so we need to pace ourselves to create success with ease and grace. I believe we can work smarter and not harder by Aligning for Success. My new book will share how.

What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
People can tune into the free PODCAST at :
People can subscribe to my Youtube for inspirational videos at:
People can grab a free gift on how to improve performance at

Contact Info:

  • Address: 11700 National Blvd., 128, Los angeles, Ca 90064
  • Website:
  • Phone: 310-945-5651
  • Email:
  • Instagram: deborahderas
  • Facebook: deborahderaslive
  • Twitter: deborahderas
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