I’m Deneen L. Garrett, a Women's Empowerment Speaker , Podcast Creator & Host of the Women of Color: An Intimate Conversation (formerly An Intimate Conversation with Women of Color) Podcast, and a Dream Lifestyle coach. I specialize in helping women of color (WOC) who want more out of life live boldly to create a dream life.
I'm also shortlisted for two international awards, Icon of the Year and Inspirational Woman.
In January of 2021, I saw a tweet (don’t recall by whom) about going beyond Dream cars and Dream houses to pursuing a Dream Lifestyle. I was preparing to retire from a 20+ year career as a Diversity & Inclusion/Talent Development professional so this resonated with me. I chose “live” as my word for the year and “Live a Dream Lifestyle™️“ as my focus.
A Dream Life is unique to each person. Using My 3 D Plus framework, Dream, Decide/Design, Drive, led me to “travel”; the main component of my dream life. Hopping on a plane to visit a museum. Meeting friends on an island. Spending a holiday abroad. All are how I Live a Dream Lifestyle™️. Travel allows me new experiences such as connecting with people of different cultures, tasting their food and seeing as they do. Additionally, I love to attend events; concerts, museums, games locally and, while traveling. This along with impacting the lives of others is what makes up my Dream Life.
Having worked alongside women who dedicated 20+ years of their lives to their jobs and families and doing little for themselves, I recognized many were delaying “living”. I was also saddened by a family member who retired then reentered the job force doing the very thing she disliked. This compelled me to make it my mission to empower women of color to Live a Dream Life NOW. Not tomorrow, not after the kids are grown, and not after retirement.
What is your dream life? It could be finding joy in your work, pursuing entrepreneurship, or spending your days volunteering. Whatever you decide, I share the tools/mindset shifts/motivation to drive you towards YOUR Dream Life. Let's make your dream life a reality!
Listen to new episodes of my women empowerment podcast, Women of Color: An Intimate Conversation for a regular dose of inspiration, overcoming and living a dream life.