DEE RAQUEL JOMA
FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR
A POSITIVE CHANGE CATALYST
Passionate about helping individuals and organisations learn, grow, develop, achieve and thrive!
After a series of multiple personal tragedies and professional setbacks, Dee started coaching while living in New York. Being resilient after so many challenges made her realise that she wanted nothing more than to help others 'get back on track', to develop a strong state of mind and work on achieving goals. She is passionate about being part of a process that works with people in pursuit of personal and professional advancement.
“My professional experience, over 24 years, stems from the corporate world, with 10 of those years running a successful marketing business. I have worked with a wide variety of CEO's, directors, executives and other personnel, as well as managing and developing a large number of employees, coaching them on leadership skills, effective communication styles, team work, goal achievement and personal and professional development.
My professional life was thriving, but my personal life was crumbling. I experienced personal tragedies such as the sudden suicidal death of my father, a failed marriage and financial betrayal by people I trusted. I drowned myself in work, but when the global financial crisis hit, my biggest client left a debt that crushed my business. I felt beaten and directionless in every area of life ... I felt alone with no escape.
ABOUT DEE ...
DEE RAQUEL JOMA
Founder - Managing Director
Executive - Business - Life Coach
Trainer - Facilitator - Speaker
Despite having the talent to rebuild the business and recover from the loss, I no longer had a fire burning inside me ... the passion that created the successful business in the first place had died. In order to think about my next move, heal my mind and heart, and plan my future, I moved to New York. This was a turning point for me.
Spending hundreds of hours in Central Park, writing, reflecting, self-analysing and general soul searching, led me to a bookstore. I read books and journal articles about positive psychology, happiness, the law of attraction, counselling, psychology therapy and coaching. After almost a year, with effective self-treatment, I had released a lot of anger and resentment and forgiven many that hurt me. My mind was strong and I was ready to make some big decisions and changes. So, I closed my marketing business, sold my property and settled my debts. I started afresh with a clean slate.
I started coaching people as a way to pass-on what I had learnt, helping them view issues in their life from a new perspective, set goals, create plans and support them along the way. Being a positive change catalyst for these people was so fulfilling to me, that once again, I noticed that familiar feeling coming back ... passion!
I returned to Sydney to study a Bachelor of Coaching and Counselling with a focus on Positive Psychology, at the Australian College of Applied Psychology, to have a solid theoretical foundation to complement my personal and professional life experiences. Coaching came naturally to me, partly because I had managed so many people during my career, but also because I had empathy for so many situations. Coaching was rewarding, and I felt a huge surge of satisfaction and pride in being a part of someone’s success and development.
Having spent over two decades working with executives and teams of all sizes, I knew that my coaching skills could help many individuals, organisations and teams improve by strengthening their mindset, understanding their own psychology and the triggers for emotions and behaviour, teaching them skills for self empowerment, leadership and positive work cultures, and helping them focus on getting the best out of themselves and their people, to meet and exceed personal and business goals.”
Dee is an International Coach Federation (ICF) Professional Certified Coach, signifying high coaching competence and her commitment to professional standards in the coaching industry, earning the credibility conferred by the only globally recognised professional coaching credential. Dee is also a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) - Acceptance & Commitment Therapy and Positive Psychology Groups, where continuous professional development is sustained and applied with all clientele. Dee has worked with numerous organisations on complete culture change and skill development of executives and staff, employee and customer-focused rewards programs, company vision and mission statement development, one-on-one executive coaching for personal and professional development, as well as a multitude of life coaching clients, to enhance certain life areas and achieve personal goals.
INSPIRATIONAL KEYNOTE SPEAKING
Personalised to suit your needs and objectives.
Dee is a voice of inspiration, a model of strength and a true positive change catalyst to all who have crossed her path. Her extensive life, professional and educational experience is the foundation for her ability to effectively engage a crowd, creating an environment of reflection, learning, humour and motivation for positive change.
Inspirational keynote speaking is tailor-made to client requirements, personalised to suit client needs and objectives to be achieved at an event or within an organisation for specified training. Topics that can be covered include, but not limited to, the following:
Building 'Positive Mental Health'
Strengthening One's Mindset
Dealing with Trauma or Disappointment
Dealing With Change
Creating a Positive Work Culture
Organisational Morale Booster
And more ...
Ideal for corporate breakfasts, team building days, or even as a treat for staff who need that extra bit of motivation. Keynote speeches can be a one-off address, or as part of a facilitated workshop.