Deneen L. Garrett was recently interviewed by TheCelebrity.Online Magazine and below is the Q&A session we had with her.
Deneen L. Garrett As Cover Story – January 2024 Edition
How do you introduce yourself?
Hi, I’m Deneen L. Garrett, the Founder & CEO of Deneen L. Garrett LLC. I’m also a Women’s Empowerment Speaker, Creator and Host of the Women of Color: An Intimate Conversation podcast, a Dream Lifestyle Coach and, an emerging art curator/advisor.
Childhood to Adulthood – How was your transition from childhood to adulthood and what are the bad and good things you remember?
I was raised in a loving two parent household until I was about 12 years old when my dad past. Prior, we went on family vacations, had family BBQs and spent time with my dad’s side of the family. After his death, my mom became a single mom of two girls. There were no more vacations and we no longer saw my dad’s side of the family. Thankfully, we still had the unwavering love and support of my mom’s side. My mom did a great job with us. We participated in various activities such as ballet, swimming, horseback riding. During high school, I traveled with my school to New York to see Broadway plays and to London, England, Paris, France and Madrid and Torremolinos, Spain. While in Torremolinos, we took a boat to Tangiers, Morocco. College took longer than it should because I went to a local university, changed my major three times and enjoyed “life lifing”.
Struggle – What hardships have you gone through in life?
The biggest and most impactful was the loss of my dad. He and I were close. I get my drive and entrepreneurial spirit from him. It also has formed how I relate to others. While I’m a Queen at Relationship Building, I was unconsciously guarded when it came to intimate relationships. It’s something I’m aware of and intentionally navigating.
What do people usually not know about you?
Most don’t know I’m an introvert and used to be shy. I present as an extrovert, love attending events so folks are shocked.
What sets you apart from your competitors in the industry and in life?
My passion for what I do and how I choose to live a dream life sets me apart. I learned my purpose in 2009 and have passionately pursued it ever since. I was Blessed with my dream career for the last 5+ years of my corporate career which has carried over into what I do post retirement or rewirement as a fellow retiree says. Travel and now collecting Black art, comprise how I live a dream life. I empower others to do the same by sharing my life via social media and, as a coach.
What are your upcoming major events?
I launched my How to Live a Dream Lifestyle™ Program in January. I’m continuing to market this 4 part series which introduces my 3+ D’s Framework, Dream, Decide/Design and Drive to living your dream life. On February 17, I’m moderating the “Put Me in Coach! Coaching for Effective People Managers” panel at BEYA in Baltimore. I have several things in the works so please subscribe to my website/newsletter at deneenlgarrett.com to stay connected.
What are your food preferences and physical attributes?
I LOVE seafood, crab legs especially. I find confidence, an inviting smile and kindness sexy.
Your love life, relationships and family?
I am the proud mother of a son who graduated from college in December and can’t wait to see what live brings him.
What expert advice would you like to give?
Follow your passion AND, monetize it ON PURPOSE!
Your social media handles and website links?