I’m Deborah Tutnauer. I’ve been an entrepreneur since the early 1990’s. Until I got involved in direct sales when my daughter was a baby/toddler in 2005, my work was as a Clinical Social Worker in my own private psychotherapy practice. As a highly attachment parenting oriented mom, I found my therapy energy was the same energy as my mom energy. I was burning the candle at both ends.
With the blessing of my wonderful husband, I decided to stop taking new clients and gradually close down my practice. I continued to see just a few clients – interestingly all experiencing change of life concerns and existential angst, including job dissatisfaction and the desire to create something new (not mental health issues as I had been doing).
I spent 7 years enjoying the challenge of direct sales, internet marketing and network marketing. It was a time in my life I really needed a break from the people aspect and a focus more on online strategy and selling things. I had a few mediocre results, a big crash and burn when I spent two years helping a man I knew create a new company that failed, and then massive success in another venture.
My helping profession nature is part of my essence. One of my strongest core values is Personal Growth. Even when selling things, I was consistently drawn to “Helping” and would often get into coaching or problem solving mode. While building my last team I realized how much I missed coaching people as my main focus. I love the journey and observing it from a meta-level. I love how my journey brought me right back to my essence, just wearing different clothes. I’ve am blessed to be able to blend my sales and marketing experiences with my therapist self to coach business people and help them get real about money, marketing and making a difference from a deep place of authenticity and purpose.