For People of Strength, Soul, and Spirit— part history lesson, part motivational speech and part results-driven, wonderfully blends these elements along with the tapestry of the Black in America experience, to create practical messages and current-day realities for a more fulfilling life and career. The book is available in print and kindle eBook on Amazon.
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Deborah L. Parker has robustly compiled Seven Guidelines in this book, warmly woven together as a trifecta of strength, soul, and spirit. Cemented in the use of the word ‘know’, these guidelines represent timeless advice based on knowledge, well-being, and faith narratives as a ‘way station’ for courageously launching forward. Warping time with the rhythmic voices and virtues of the ‘old folks’ to present day, Parker lays out these success principles in a simple, yet riveting way. By acknowledging the painful parts of what’s behind us, she movingly shapes those chronicles as foundational memories, using them as leverage to push through today’s adversities.
What do you get here? Formatted in sections like a workbook, Parker virtually coaches you with her writing. You’ll identify your unique DNA (delivered natural ability), strengths, motivators and resources, along with essential tools that support practical life and career solutions.
In this book, Deborah, a cultural buff and traveler, brings over twenty years of work in career, leadership and personal development programs to skillfully make the case for balanced action in a very real and encouraging way.
Through her company, The DPJ Training Group, Deborah has been providing motivational speaking, leadership, diversity and personal development learning programs for private and public sector clients for over 15 years. Using the tools of 360 feedback and other developmental assessments, she has also coached all levels of employees through periods of significant change in their career and personal lives. To solidify her work, Deborah blends an academic background of an M.A. in Human Resource Development with career stops as an Army reserve officer and corporate manager, to ensure best result outcomes for her customers.
She is a member of the Metro DC Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development, Loudoun County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Military Officers Association of America and other community groups.
Deborah has penned three other books, Navigating Life's Roadways: Stories of Insight from My Odyssey and Inspiration for Your Journey and Life is A Review: Observations and Collection of My Passages Through the Times. Both chronicle highlights of her life's setbacks and successes with the themes of career, family, and choices in a motivating format with relatable takeaways for readers. Her other recent work is Hardcore Leadership: 11 Master Lessons From My Airborne Ranger Uncle's "Final Jump." where she shares the life and legacy of her "old soldier" late uncle with take-aways for leaders to accomplish their personal and business missions.