Deborah Johnson 9-2021

Deborah Johnson 

Excellence on the Keynote Stage

Unleash the Hero Inside!

Are you at a mid-career crossroads or reaching halftime in life, pondering your next steps? Is your company facing significant changes or struggling with a lack of innovation and creativity? Don't remain trapped in a cycle of indecision any longer! Our message is one of motivation, inspiration, and unlocking the full potential of your skills, talents, experience, and uniqueness.

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Women at Halftime Podcast-Deborah Johnson

Producer of the popular Women at Halftime Podcast. Over 250 episodes strong.

Extensive background as a headline music entertainer. Up for multiple GRAMMY Awards.

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Author of 6 books, online courses, 2 dozen albums, 100's of published songs. 

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

Wedding Dance-Tsarina Deborah Johnson

Wrote & Produced 3 full-length musicals available for licensing.

Award-winning educator, Economic Woman of Excellence award. 

NSA Member-Deborah Johnson

Former President NSA-Los Angeles. Heroic Public Speaking Fellow.

Keynote Speech:


Today, more than ever, many are stuck, circling on various endless roundabouts. Deborah shares 3 powerful principles to inspire audiences call upon their strengths, experience and uniqueness with the Hero Inside!

THE HERO INSIDE is a message that people need to hear now more than ever. Most are facing changes in either corporations, small businesses 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 and impactful lives!

This inspiring keynote message stirs audiences to not settle for merely playing as an accompanist to their dreams. Rather, it is to call upon everything they have inside to be soloist & center stage in pursuing & accomplishing their dreams and potential. This can include pursuing a new avenue or expanding on a current area of business.

Deborah uses three simple, yet powerful principles drawn from battling her own roundabouts to move audiences to be a Roundabout Hero™. If applied, these principles will move one from being stuck, continually circling, to exiting with a successful plan and purpose.

• Position

• Perspective

 • Purpose


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


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 with a strong purpose to propel us.

Deborah: A Woman of Action

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

Virtual keynote presentation runs either the same length as the live keynote OR 25-35 minutes with Q&A to follow with your moderator.

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is a 20-week virtual program

Life is too short to keep asking "What's next?"

It's no fun to feel stuck. Don't keep circling endlessly.

Your best years are ahead-you are worth pursuing them!

The R.O.I. on personal development is unlimited!

We only open this program up twice a year for individuals. Don't miss out!

We now offer Hero Mountain Summit 20-week (5 month) program for leadership teams. 

Hero Mountain Summit focuses on multiple areas of personal & professional development.

It's a wonderful follow-up for a live engagement with a full 5-months of application.



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Some of our Many Articles!

We have hundreds of articles, videos & podcasts! Check them out!

What is a roundabout-roundabout hero

what is a roundabout and a Roundabout hero?™

Today, most people know what a roundabout is and are not asking, What is a roundabout? But many are stuck,  circling a roundabout, especially at mid-career or the halftime of life... (This article links to 9 more articles on Roundabouts & the book STOP CIRCLING)

Beauty in Chaos-Deborah Johnson

finding beauty in chaos

When in the middle a chaotic situation, I don’t automatically see the beauty in chaos. The word chaos comes from the Greek word khaos, meaning chasm or void. I picture a big black hole. Chaos can take the form of uncertainty, messiness or even a lack of understanding.

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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...*

What is a Leader-Deborah Johnson

what is a leader?

Why ask “What is a leader?” There are plenty of books, articles and speakers expounding principles of leadership so it seems that answer should be readily available. However, leadership is an attribute that’s in dire need for many organizations, businesses, relationships and lives. An article from listed five qualities of someone with bad leadership skills. These include


Stop Circling is for companies and individuals who need both inspiration and updated business plan designs to escape personal and professional roundabouts and instead to pursue "What's next?" Stop Circling provides both the inspirational perspective and solid tools to design an individual or professional future path and to get individuals there successfully.

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 six 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!

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