I‘m Debra Smouse and I’m so excited that you are here. I’m guessing you want to know a bit more about me as you consider working with me, so here are the basics.
I’m a Life Coach and Writer. I’m an expert de-tangler and self-admitted Tarnished Southern Belle. I’m a Native Texan currently living in Ohio with the love of my life, JB. I believe that in order to live life the way you were meant to, you must fall in love with the day-to-day activity of living.
I love my day-to-day life. I wake up next to a man I adore. I spend my days writing and working with people who want to change the world beginning with themselves. Though Make Your Inner Sex Kitten Roar is for women, about 1/3 of my coaching practice is comprised of men.
I love to share my passion for creating meals from the ingredient up. I’m a big believer in buying locally and in season. I have a gypsy soul and began to discover what sets my soul on fire via travel. I love wine, books, laughter, good conversations, and golf.
I have a Bachelors in Communications and training as a coach thanks to Coach U. I’ve been self-employed since 2003 and added coaching as a part of my consulting firm in 2006. As a consultant, I worked with governmental agencies and small businesses in the realm of document management, project management, employee training and quality assurance. I loved consulting and realized that big chunks of my time weren’t about the project or the document, but around the people. I moved into coaching as a way to impact more lives on a broader and deeper level.
A huge part of my coaching style is the act of bearing witness. In a world where we communicate so often with the written word, it is important for us to be heard. Sometimes, that involves the loving act of holding space. Sometimes, that involves a little push (or a pull) as you discover what you really want in life. What you value. What’s important to you. What sets your soul on fire!
And since no one likes living in limbo, I’m here to lend a helping hand as you traverse between limbo and into the life of your dreams. Better yet, I will hand you tools to create a plan to get from here to there. (With the understanding that your “there” will continue to evolve. Because, baby, in the journey of life, there is no true “there”.)
If you are interested in some alphabet soup, in addition to my Bachelor of Science in Communications, I hold certificates in Project Management (PMP) and ISO 9000 Quality Management. I’m an ENTJ according to MBTI. My Enneagram Type is 2. And a 7-3-8-2 according to Kolbe.
There’s a special truth in that first cup of coffee each morning. And a beauty to the art of simple living. Are you ready to fall in love with your life?