Amazon #1 Best-Selling Author, Nationally-Syndicated Producer, Media Personality & Certified Life Coach

Professional Consulting

Deya Smith-Taylor, whose byline is “Deya Direct" --- is the President and Creative Director of Deya Direct Enterprises. 

She is a Certified Life Coach in Social & Emotional Intelligence, the author of nationally-published blogs and three published books: Amazon #1 Bestseller “Failure is Fuel,”  “Touch Yourself, 30 Ways to Boldly Live, Love and Let Go,” and most recently “Soft is the New Power: Embracing Your Femininity to Win in Love & Life.”

For over 10-years, Deya served as the Lead Content and Senior Producer for the acclaimed, nationally-syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show (TJMS), the most successful syndicated urban radio show in history reaching more than 8 million people on a daily basis.  There, she was also featured on-the-air and as a multimedia talent where she hosted, created and produced several celebrity-driven shows including: Girlfriend FM and Beyond the Studio on 


Under her company, Deya recently launched the SuperpowHer Podcast, a Powerhouse “Testimonial Series” with real-life tools that women can use!  It’s a lively, yet safe space where Deya Direct gets real with Celebrities, Power Players and her Super-friends about how they overcame the fire of life, and  leveraged their Superpower to Learn, Live, Love and Laugh again!  By the its first month, the show had already acquired 1,000 downloads and it’s first national sponsor.

As a former Miss Black USA, Deya has been empowering women to honor and value themselves from the inside out for over 15 years.  She has spoken and written about the process of self-love internationally.

​Deya has offered expert guest commentary on national television, spoken and moderated at international conferences, and has served as a spokesperson and advocate for multiple nonprofit organizations including: The American Red Cross and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation.

Deya is a graduate of Howard University with a BFA in Theatre, and minor in Communications.  She resides in Dallas, Texas with her husband.