Deborah Johnson 9-2021

Deborah Johnson 

Excellence on the Keynote Stage

Are you mid-career or the halftime of life lacking innovation & creativity? Don't spend a moment longer spinning on an endless roundabout! We help you maximize your skills, talents and experience to make your 2nd half more fullfilling & successful than your first! You have everything it takes to get off your endless circling. It's all about YOU and the HERO Inside of you! We help you connect your professional & personal life to maximize your effectiveness & legacy.

why work with us?

Unique, Impactful, Fun! 

Live & Virtual!

Deborah's inspirational personality is a delight to enjoy and audiences get to feed off of both her forward thinking and of her absolute belief that they can reach new summits in their lives.

She brings authentic credibility to the subject of getting off of a plateau during half time; which is the time in one's life, or business trajectory, where we feel "stuck."

Mark Malbon


Deborah Johnson is truly amazing. She has a relentless ethic, warm demeanor, contagious enthusiasm and a positive attitude towards everything she touches. She has a unique combination of technical chops and people skills - equally adept at performing onstage or diving into technical IT details.

Mark Malbon Retired "Big Four" Audit Partner and CFO

Keynote Speech:


THE HERO INSIDE is a message that many need to hear now more than ever. Most of us are facing changes in either our corporations, small business or even personal lives. The next couple of years is going to require all of us to call upon the "hero" inside to overcome the negative hurdles that the economy throws out to create a thriving business!

This inspiring keynote message stirs you to not settle for merely playing "second fiddle" to your dreams. Rather, call upon everything you have inside to be the soloist & center stage in pursuing & accomplishing your dreams and potential.

Deborah uses three simple.yet powerful principles drawn from battling a Roundabout to move you to be a Roundabout Hero™, being stuck, continually circling, to exiting with a successful plan and purpose.  

     • Realize Your Position

     • Redirect Your Perspective

     • Reinvent With Purpose

Many are trying to escape being stuck on various roundabouts and these powerful principles come alive, helping you to call upon your Hero Inside!  

Deborah: A Woman of Action

  • Producer of the popular Women at Halftime Podcast. Over 140 episodes strong. Hundreds of Articles.
  • Extensive background as a headline music entertainer & up for multiple GRAMMY Awards.
  • Wrote & Produced 3 Full-Length Musicals, Launching their World Premieres.
  • Produced Multiple Online Training Courses, all available for licensing. Authored 5 books.
  • Produced over 2 dozen albums & hundreds of songs available for licensing & sheet music & MP3 downloads.
  • Women's Economic Woman of Excellence Award.
  • Former President NSA, Los Angeles.


Identify your current position & unique skills that cause you to stand out in a noisy world. You have skills & experience that are very valuable! 

Respond & Grow

We’re all aware we’re in the midst of uncertain times, but life has always thrown us times of uncertainty, and will continue to do so. What decides our future is how we respond and grow through those times. 


During these times, each of us must call upon our personal strengths, or our “Hero Inside" to fuel our resolve with courage, confidence and skills.

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Live Keynote presentation runs between 45-55 minutes, depending on your event. 

Virtual keynote presentation runs 25 minutes withQ&A to follow with your moderator.

Some of our Recent Articles

The Challenge of Technology: Make it Simple

With the challenge of technology, the phrase I hear most often is, I’m not good at tech! This is a mindset that is not easily overcome. Technology can be frustrating and a time-sucker. Even some of the most tech-experienced people realize that anything can go wrong.

What is a Roundabout & a Roundabout Hero™?

Today, most people know what a roundabout is and are not asking, What is a roundabout? But in 1930, when the Traffic Circle was newly built in Long Beach, California, this traffic circle roundabout was the first of its kind in the United States. Now, we see many roundabouts all around our country and they are especially common in European countries...

The Summit & How it Relates to Lord Voldemort

Lord Voldemort was a fictional character created by J.K. Rowling for the Harry Potter books. He is the main antagonist or enemy in the series. Lord Voldemort cast a grim shadow and created fear and doom and gloom. He had names like You Know Who, He Who Must Not Be Named and Dark Lord. His mere presence brought fear and trepidation.

Call Upon Your Inner Strength: You Have it!

Do you believe you have the inner strength to reinvent, restart or pursue your dreams? Will that resolve be enough to really keep going, especially if pursuing a new direction or taking a risk? According to a recent KPMG study the biggest obstacle for women taking risks over the age of 40 is confidence...*

The SUMMIT- Now Available!

Mallery crosses multiple terrains, mountainous caverns and rocky hills. Along the way, she discovers her keys of courage and gems of opportunity, learning that she has everything within her to press on to reach the very top. 

about deborah

Deborah Johnson, M.A.

DEBORAH  is an International award-winning music artist, speaker & author, helps others get unstuck and navigate their roundabouts to reinvent their life & reach expansive goals. Up for multiple GRAMMY Awards & 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 five books, over two dozen albums, three musicals and has successfully raised and launched three sons! She speaks & performs in both live & virtual events.


Check what they say about us... Simple...


Lucy Buchan, PhD


Practical tools and helpful perspectives to facilitate transition and adapting to change." 

Joan DeSouza


"Deborah is a captivating and inspirational keynote speaker. She ignites your imagination to envision a person you can become. Her webinars and presentations bring reality to our daily lives and provide the tools we need us to become the next us."

Judy Bolton


Gave me a new perspective of how to move forward. 

"Deborah's systematic, goal oriented approach is supported by her real life journeys that have faced, endured and overcome most of the obstacles we all face getting businesses off of the ground."

Questions? We'd love to hear from you!

Deborah takes a limited number of live engagements, so if you're interested, contact her soon!