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Debra O'Keefe

PhD Motivation,PhD Sprit Dev. ,MSEd 
Maybrook, New York, United States

I'm here to work, grow, and learn with you! I won't quit until we find your fit!

Specializations
Life coach Motivational coach

FEES from $50 USD to $2000 USD for coaching packages. more...

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About me

Over the course of my  life, I have been fortunate enough to have had countless experiences which taught me the lessons and skills that have made me the woman I am today.  Throughout my 12 years of teaching at-risk students and students with disabilities, I have witnessed first-hand how much of a role the social and emotional health of a student plays in their academic performance, behavior and anger management abilities, and post-secondary achievements.  I have seen and observed how frequently and intensely the personal stressors and emotional obstacles dominate our minds.
I have developed a variety of skills and techniques that will shift your focus and energies from the pains of the past to the pleasantries of the present and fruition of the future.
As you grow and develop throughout your time with me, you’ll start to feel calmer, less stressed, and more capable of handling challenges. I’ll teach you how to manage stress and challenge the negative thinking that is holding you back.You’ll learn how to better manage your emotions and have more confidence in your ability to navigate life. My methods focus on teaching you the link between thoughts, feelings, and actions. Most importantly, you’ll learn how to change old patterns of beliefs and behavior.
It’s my belief that everyone has the ability to overcome past hurts, bad habits, negative and self-defeating attitudes, and other challenges. It’s just that sometimes we need a little help seeing clearly and finding the solution.   You deserve to live your best life.
“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” –Martin Luther King
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Coaching with me

RESULTS & GOALS

If you’re ready for a new life and willing to embrace change, you’re on the right path! I can help you break away from old, unhelpful patterns and build a productive, successful, and passionate life.
I have developed a variety of skills and techniques that will shift your focus and energies from the pains of the past to the pleasantries of the present and fruition of the future.
I will provide you with the skills, education, and help that you need most. Some of these skills include social, emotional, academic, and professional skills (ie: mindfullness, relaxation techniques, self-confidence and self-esteem, study skills, learning strategies, time and task management, organization, anger and stress management, communication, personal development, professionalism, conflict resolution, motivation, accountability and responsibility, etc.) that are essential for success in all aspects of your life.
As you grow and develop throughout your time with me, you’ll start to feel calmer, less stressed, and more capable of handling life's challenges. I’ll teach you how to manage stress and challenge the negative thinking that is holding you back. You’ll learn how to better manage your emotions and have more confidence in your ability to navigate life. My methods focus on teaching you the link between thoughts, feelings, and actions. Most importantly, you’ll learn how to change old patterns of thinking, beliefs and behaviors.
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HOW I LIKE TO COACH

If you're looking for someone who is going to work with you in a supportive, compassionate, friendly and humorous way...then I'm the perfect match for you! I have pursued extensive training and education in the field of life coaching. I have numerous skills and techniques that are used to achieve happiness and success in varying aspects of your life. However, I am someone who is not afraid to "go off script" and "think outside the box." I won't stop until I find what works for you. I will never pursue something that you are not comfortable with or that doesn't meet your needs. If there's something you need, I'll find a way to work with you! If there's something you'd like me to help you with, I will always extend a listening ear and keep an open mind. If you're ready to work and willing to change to better your life, I'm here to work with you and ALWAYS commit 100% to your needs.

OFFERINGS

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PRIVATE COACHING

After more than a decade as an educator in the public school system, I made the choice to redirect my energies and commit my life to helping people on a deeper level. I have witnessed on countless occasions how strongly an individual can be influenced by emotions and how important it is to maintain a healthy and balanced state-of-mind. I, myself, have struggled and grappled with my own emotions. I've walked in your shoes...I've been where you are...I know what you're feeling. I have learned how influential our thoughts and feelings are and how easily they can control every aspect of our lives.

​Through extensive training, education, and most importantly, personal experiences, I have developed the skills and strategies to control emotions, overcome obstacles, and change behaviors in order to live life to the fullest! I don't just focus on the "issues," I commit to the person. I will never give up on you, and I will not stop until WE find the perfect way to meet your needs.

I am dedicated to assisting you on your journey towards meeting your goals. Together we will look at your life to create a holistic approach towards improvement. We will explore your values, beliefs and goals. After working with me, you will find yourself progressing in the areas you struggle with and achieving greater levels of success in areas you already thrive in.   more ...

ONLINE COACHING

Work, learn, and grow in your own comfortable environment. We'll work together through online journal entries, exercises, goal setting, progress tracking, and discussions. No formal appointments needed, no time off from work, no need to find a sitter. You can renew and continue your time with me as long as you want or need through this flexible scheduling and online platform.

Short courses or group coaching

I have decided to offer webinars and group coaching. Unlike other webinars which can be large, impersonal, and overwhelming, the enrollment to these webinars will be limited to no more than 30 people. I'll review the contents of online workshop and offer "real life" applications for each of the exercises provided. Prior to the webinar, I will invite attendees to share experiences from their own lives. Together, we'll work through these situations using the techniques provided in my workshops. In addition, you will have an opportunity to share your questions and experiences with me and a small group.

Experience, Certifications and Training

CERTIFICATIONS AND DEGREES
  • Anger Management Certification
  • Emotional Intelligence Certification
  • Social Intelligence Certification
  • Time Management Certification
  • Group Life Coaching Certification
  • Life Transition Coach Certification
  • NLP Certification
  • Social Learning Certification
  • Stress Management Coach Certification
  • Wellness Coach Certification
  • Career Coach Certification
  • Happiness Coach Certification
  • Confidence Coach Certification
  • Financial Coach Certification
  • Life Purpose Coach Certification
  • Motivation Coach Certification
  • Relationship Coach Certification
  • Success Coach Certification
  • Weight Loss Coach Certification
  • Public Speaking Certification
  • Mindfullness Based CBT Diploma Certification
  • Create Personal Success Certification
  • Stress Management Certification
  • Master Life Coach Certification
  • BFA
  • MSEd. Special Ed and Multi-Subject Education
  • PhD. Spiritual Development
  • PhD. Motivation
PROFESSIONAL AND LIFE EXPERIENCE

So….how did I get here and what put me on my “life path?” Growing up, I was blessed with a loving and supportive family. I was brought up in a loving home and encouraged to be a good person and to always “do my best.” But, as we all know, all the love in the world can’t always keep the “bad people” away or protect us from the hurtful things in life.

Like many children, I was bullied school. I was pushed around, thrown into pricker bushes, told I was ugly and fat. When a boy I had a crush on in 7th grade was asked to dance with me, he replied, “No way! I’m not dancing with that THING!” When I was 13-years-old I was told, “I never thought you’d be good at anything!” I was always a sensitive child, and this bullying, left me filled with self-doubt and loathing. I used to cope by spending a lot of time by myself in my room. I didn’t enjoy meeting new people or being in social situations.

Before I entered high school, I lost a bunch of weight, changed my hair and SWORE things were going to be different. I became more confident, started socializing more and even began to date. I became heavily involved in performing arts and was really starting to “come out of my shell” and things were falling into place!

By the time I got to college, I became a perfectionist. I kept pushing myself more and more to be the “perfect student.” Eventually, even straight A’s weren’t enough to satisfy my need for perfection and I continued to push myself to achieve wherever and whenever I could. Mistakes and failure were NOT an option! I felt the need to fix everything and everyone around me. If there was something I couldn’t control or fix, I would beat myself up and assume things as my own personal failures.

My perfectionism continued to remain a dominant force in my life. I found myself caught in a pattern of getting involved in physically and abusive relationships. I felt compelled to involve myself with people who “needed me” in an effort to qualify and quantify my own self-worth. I no longer cared about how I was treated, as long as I could be “of value” to other people, I was worth something. The only identity I had who other people wanted me to be and by doing what other people wanted or needed me to do.

As the years passed, I experienced more than I had could ever anticipated. One of the most significant and positively impacting experiences of my life was the day my husband and best friend entered my life. In 2007, I met the man I never thought existed and certainly someone I never thought I was deserving of. Over the next 10 years since our first meeting, I was blessed and changed in so many ways. I became a teacher, a wife and a mother. We shared many “ups and downs” together and overcame our share of challenges and obstacles. Shortly after the birth of our second daughter, I contracted a severe infection. Long story short, I hit rock bottom. The physical, mental and emotional limitations I was facing as a young mother of two recovering from a c-section, hormone changes, and an infection that was wreaking havoc on my entire body left me feeling like a hopeless, weak, useless, failure. I became depressed and grew more and more distant from my family and friends. I wasn’t interested in doing anything, and I worried about everything! I felt like the world was spinning around me and I was helpless to do anything to stop it. I felt like I was an observer living outside my body and I didn’t know how to get back into my life and feared I would never experience the happiness my life presented ever again. I had hit bottom!

I was so fortunate to have the love and support of my family to get me through this difficult time. With their help and encouragement, I came to the realization that so much of my life was wasted focusing my attention and committing my efforts and energy on the wrong things and the wrong people. Nothing that had happened was my fault and I did not deserve to go through any of the pain and unhappiness that I was experience despite what I had been telling myself day after day. I did everything I could to turn things around. I searched endlessly for help and made every effort I could to improve my situation. I made countless appointments and spent thousands of dollars working with all the wrong people and getting put on all the wrong paths (no irony there at all). After several months of self-advocating, I found a great group of doctors who FINALLY addressed some of the medical issues that were contributing to many of the issues I was having. I dropped all of the other “money grubbing quacks” that were stringing me along and filling my head with nonsense and focused on personal improvement. THAT’S WHEN THINGS REALLY STARTED TO TAKE OFF!!!!

I had dreams, goals and aspirations that I wasn’t pursuing. I was too afraid to take the risks and take the steps necessary to live a happy life and become a better woman, mother, and wife. After grappling with the decision for several years, it finally took recovering from birth of my second baby and a severe infection I contracted to see what was truly important. I put everything I had into reinventing myself and creating a new life for me and my family! Yes, it may have been scary, and even now I don’t have things 100% figured out. But, I now possess the skills and strategies I need to take life, one day at a time and I’ve learned how to “live in the moment.” It is my passion to use all of my life experiences (both positive and negative) to help others live a happy, balanced, successful and fulfilling life!
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Fee description

Fees: from $50 USD to $2000 USD

Cost for individual coaching is an hourly rate ($125/hr). Price is dependent upon category of service, method of coaching, and duration of service.

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