COURSES & SPEAKING TOPICS

Services provided include: 

  • Life Coaching – Personal and Professional Growth Development

  • Coaching and Curated Courses

  • Brand & Message Development

  • Media Interview Coaching

  • Content Production

  • Image Consulting

 

The content offered by Deya Direct! is unique because all aspects of the work include coaching and motivation with practical tools and outcomes gained. Deya is a SuperPower Strategist & Certified Life Coach specializing in Social and Emotional Intelligence. In addition, as a Communications expert, she has authored three books, numerous blogs, worked as an international motivational speaker, nationally-syndicating producer, an on-air personality for well over 15 years.  In her presentations, she authentically inserts relevant and real life experiences to leverage the lessons at hand.  This approach helps the content to come alive in a tangible way.  Her direct and entertaining approach makes her successful at what she does.

Fees for travel and accommodations not included.​

  • Groups of 20 or Less -$350

  • Groups of 20+ - $500+

  • Groups of 75+- $1,000

  • Groups 100 or more - Call for a quote

Course Topics

Building Self-Esteem & Confidence 101


As a former Miss Black USA, Deya has been empowering young 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. It was the emphasis of her first book, Touch Yourself: 30 Ways to Live, Love and Let Go, a mentoring guide for young ladies and women everywhere who want to be empowered, successful and take their lives to the next level. As one reader put it, “This book has been guiding me through my self-love journey. It is a must read. I would recommend it to all. Whether you're struggling with self-love, or in a crazy relationship, or even if you have all things in your life in order. It's a good coffee table book too.”




Finding Your Purpose


Deya has lived many lives and can be seen as the queen of resilience. She’s experienced major high’s and major low’s; everything from reigning as Miss Black USA, working in the U.S. Senate to being the 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. At the same time, she’s the same person who grew up in a dysfunctional environment; she’s attempted suicide and has been divorced twice by the age of 35. So when it comes to finding your purpose, she says, “Use It All!” Her philosophy is make your pain and your passion pay you back. Finding one’s purpose can be an overwhelming task. However the real discovery comes through the process of doing life, it even comes through drama, trauma or tragedy that reshapes our lives. Deya teaches her audience how to give themselves permission to change their minds about what purpose looks like. And with this journey comes the discovery of realigning and redefining purpose.




The Art of Communication 101


This course introduces the power of soft skills, the practices and principles of interpersonal communication in both interpersonal and group settings. Emphasis is on the communication process; issues addressed include emotional intelligence, perception, listening, self-assessment, verbal and nonverbal communication power, and dysfunctional communication. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate interpersonal communication skills, apply basic principles of group discussion, and manage conflict in interpersonal communication situations.




Speak with Impact: The Art of Intentional Communication


As a seasoned communication expert, Ms. Smith understands that it’s not only what is said but how and when it’s said verbally and nonverbally – all of which effects how data is perceived by the recipient. This course will guide participants on how to be both savvy and strategic in their approach in order to get their desired results.




How to Use Emotional Intelligence to Give You the Personal and Professional Edge


This is a five-week customized study to develop and enhance critical communication skills based upon the Soft is the New Power book which teaches key soft skills and tools. This training is interactive and entails Soft Power study points of emphasis and Power Moves applications & space to write and apply the study points and principles. It is based on various segments of the book in chapters 1-9 that will equip attendees with the following: 1.The ability to diversify their communication portfolio; 2. Understanding the benefits and how to apply soft power versus hard power; 3. Identifying areas of strength and influence in order to strategically communicate; 4. Tools to improve relationships; 5. How to be intentional with both verbal and non-verbal communication, as well as how to make the best use of timing.




The Energy Exchange: How to Reverse Conflict into Healthy Communication


This one day course guides participants in conflict management, how to work through hard conversations and how to redirect negative energy into a positive outcome. Mrs. Smith-Taylor has developed a teaching tool called “The Energy Exchange” which demonstrates how to take a step back, refocus and channel energy into productivity.




Superpower Tools to Love Again (A Three-Part Series)


Power Strategies to Attract the Loving Relationship You Deserve

In your heart you deeply desire to have a partner and a happy and healthy relationship to share your life with. Whether you’re married, single or divorced (this coach has been all-three and back), the reality is that your heart has become hardened because of past pain and it’s preventing you from attracting or enjoying a deeper connection. In truth, you may be experiencing Relationship PTSD. This course, created by the nationally-renowned Love and Life Coach Deya Direct (aka The Man Whisperer) was designed with you in mind to jump-starting your heart and your new approach to dating, love and marriage; but she will share her dramatic journey of love, loss, and recovery, all while providing real tools to prepare you for success.




How to Realign, Reignite & Rebrand Your Life


Whether you’re dealing with ageism, divorce, becoming an empty nester, reentering the workforce, divorce or dating again; these major life changes require an update and an upgrade in approach, what used to work simply doesn’t now. Having gone through traumatic life changes personally, professionally and spiritually several times, Deya shares tested tools on reinventing yourself and staying relevant in order to win in life and in love. This topic is also offered as a course.




Use Your Pain to Propel You to the Top!


Based Upon her #1 Amazon Bestseller Failure into Fuel, Deya takes her audience on a dramatic journey to teach them how to leverage shame, fear, guilt, loss and more as lessons and tools to help reshape one’s life.

Before you can take your life to the next level, you must first come to terms with areas of your life where fear and failure reside and have kept you stagnated and stuck. By doing so, you will learn how to use each experience and lesson to fuel your growth.

Deya's personal testimony is powerful and life-changing. She will take you through the journey and powerful action steps of how she almost lost it all, including her life, but reclaimed her life and soared instead. This topic is also offered as a course.




Soft is the New Power: Embracing Your Feminine Edge to Win in Love & Life


Soft power is the ability to shape the preferences of others through appeal and attraction. Deya has taken this international political term to show women how using soft power as a tool and tactic can enhance their communication skills, emotional intelligence, physical, spiritual, professional and personal lives.

Soft is the New Power is based upon Deya’s latest book, which continues to rack up rave reviews. This talk will address how many successful and ambitious career driven women for various reasons tend to use masculine or hard energy to survive or succeed, and as a result, not only are they exhausted, but they become hardened in communications. As a strategy to this challenge, she shows women how to step out of their comfort zone of self-protection and take a stronger, yet softer position to gain what you want. Knowing how and when to turn on your power, does not negate the need to play hard ball when necessary, but it definitely gives you an advantage in work, play and at home. This topic is also offered as a course.




The Art of Becoming a Man Whisperer


What if everything you thought you understood about communicating with men was wrong? Would you be willing to re-calibrate your thinking to possess the love and life you desire? From the creator of the Man Whisperer Multimedia Series, and taken from her book Soft is the New Power, Smith shares best practices, critical tools to attracting love and building healthy relationships.

Being more intentional about understanding men better ultimately positions and equips interested women to be more effective communicators verbally & non verbally.

This topic is also offered as a course.