Deidre Anderson (Dr. D) is an award-winning writer and certified leadership coach who travels the world inspiring people from all walks of life to break through barriers and achieve more than they ever dreamed possible.
A charismatic international speaker, author and licensed minister, Dr. D is committed to helping others discover their purpose and maximize their potential. She is the president of Trailblazers, a consulting firm specializing in leadership and organizational development, and the founder and executive director of Women Empowered, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping women become the best leaders that they can be. Clients – ranging from emerging talent to C-suite executives – have become even more effective thanks to her people-centered approach and engaging programs.
Dr. D’s client list includes such diverse organizations as Verizon Wireless, Boeing, Shop Rite, Jersey City Public Schools, the City of Philadelphia, George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates, Notre Dame, National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Internal Revenue Service. She has a doctorate in strategic leadership from Regent University, as well as a Master of Arts in Education from LaSalle University and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Temple University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She is the author of five books, The Beauty of Breakthrough, Launching ME, Inc., The Launching Pad, IMPACT Leadership Challenge, and Arresting The Time Thieves. Her extensive travels have taken her throughout the United States and around the globe to countries such as Israel, Kenya, Spain, France, England, Italy, Greece, Canada and Mexico.
When she stands before a group, whether it’s a classroom of students or a work team within an organization, Dr. D’s audience is in for a treat. She has a gift for seeing what’s possible and for inspiring others to overcome obstacles so that they may achieve their goals.