Meet Deborah

During my thirty years as an organization transformation consultant, I served as a senior partner in four of the world's largest, most prestigious global professional services firms. I had some wonderful times in that thirty-year career. I coached, taught and encouraged clients and colleagues to claim their personal power and step into their greatness. But three decades on the “hamster wheel” with little regard for my personal health and welfare took their toll. A poster child for professional burnout, I was exhausted, obese and clinically depressed. In 2005, I took a five-year sabbatical to find healing and peace. 

In 2008 and 2009, I hit bottom. I lost three loved ones in five weeks and found myself living alone for the first time in my life when my husband of seventeen years took an important three-year assignment in Washington, DC. That “alone time” became a crucible in which I transformed myself physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. 

Meet Deborah Jane Wells

Through healing and self-exploration, I discovered that loving yourself unconditionally is the key to transforming your personal life, your work and the world. With attention and intention, I learned to live in alignment with love through a wealth of energy-shifting tools and techniques that help me reduce stress, anxiety and overwhelm by releasing limiting beliefs, emotions and habits. In the process, I discovered that when I fell in love with myself, everything else in my life finally fell into place. I recovered from burnout, transformed my existence and found my purpose sharing hope, possibilities, and empowerment with the world. 

Decades in coaching, change management, organization development, human resources and mixed media artistic expression have honed my business sense, professionalism, creativity, intuition and communication skills. The result? Practical tools that help you become more insightful, creative, committed, productive and fulfilled. 

Even the most dedicated and hard-working individuals can shift from frustration to a sense of futility when their values, passion, work and lives become disconnected. One of the problems with not taking care of our health is that the effects of ignoring it are often slow to show up. We continue to juggle family responsibilities, work and finances until we lose ourselves, waking up one day 50 pounds heavier in body and soul—no good to ourselves or anyone else. 

I help people who are stuck in the “hamster wheel” approach to life. Trapped by fear and the mistaken belief that busy-ness is the same as purpose, they can’t stand the way they’re living, but feel powerless to stop. As we work together, my clients discover what I discovered: when you fall in love with yourself, everything else falls into place, personally and professionally. Choosing love as your core energy changes your perceptions, opportunities, relationships and priorities. 

You get unstuck, reclaim your personal power and recapture your zest for living, moving yourself forward into a life you love. When love transforms your relationship with yourself, it can't help but transform your personal life, your work and the world. You achieve rapid, extraordinary, sustainable results by reconnecting who you are with what you do, a connection often lost through stress and the sheer busy-ness of daily life. Courageous self-awareness and unconditional self-love lead you to honest choices based on priorities that nurture you and those around you on a journey to wholeness. 

At each moment, you have inside you all the wisdom you seek to choose your life and your way of showing up. Limiting thoughts, beliefs and feelings can block you from moving forward. An absence of love and concern for yourself can result in negative head talk that holds you back with discouraging messages about who you are and what you can do. 

By listening and caring deeply, I guide you in connecting with your own inner wisdom. We identify the way you’d like to live. We determine what’s blocking you and release you from the hold those blocks have over you—unleashing the positive energy that will fuel you forward. Together we develop a plan to move you closer to your heart’s desire. 

As a board-certified empowerment coach, author and Reiki master teacher, my books, blog, radio show and signature coaching programs help individuals and organizations harness the transformative energy of love to turn unexplored possibilities into fulfilling realities and step into their greatness. What's love got to do with it? Everything! My book, Choose Your Energy: Change Your Life! (Hay House/Balboa Press) shares my story and the stories of 10 of my clients along with my signature Discovery Framework. 

For fun, I love singing, reading, sewing, knitting and movies. I live in Williamsburg, Virginia with my husband, Wilson, and the coaching cats who manage my life—SiddhaLee and Maisy Jane. 



To thine own self be true 



What clients say about
the power of coaching with me

"I knew Deborah before she became a Professional Life Coach. I’ve been amazed at how she has changed her life. When I decided it was time to begin making decisions about the next phase of my life, I knew immediately that Deborah was the person I wanted to work with. Her personal and professional experiences help her guide clients through coaching in a way that is individualized and delightfully eye-opening. Her warmth and sensitivity are immediately apparent, even over the phone. With gentle encouragement and permission, she will guide you through an examination of your life, including difficult experiences. She will help you gain insight from your past choices and then explore possibilities for moving forward in less encumbered ways. When you work with Deborah, your life will take on new meaning and your potential will be limitless!" Chris 

"The work I did with Deborah continues to change my life. While I have learned many valuable lessons from her, the greatest was the deep insight that is available to me when I listen to and learn from my own inner wisdom. Her intuition, discernment and encouragement have taught me to trust my own intuition—creating new paths and possibilities for my life. One of Deborah’s great gifts is helping others respect and connect with their inner guidance and through that connection, to form a deeper, more meaningful bond with the collective wisdom and energy of all." Ryan 

"To all who have the privilege of meeting and working with Deborah Jane Wells: It was a small group of breast cancer survivors and associates from the Trio Breast Center that came to learn from Deborah. It did not take long before they were fully engaged in experiencing the power of 'EFT/tapping.' Deborah has a wonderful personal story to share and can show firsthand the benefits of 'choosing your energy' to 'change your life.' Using visuals and active participation, Deborah guided the group through exercises to move thoughts from negativity to the highest of positive thinking. The energy of the group changed as Deborah continued to guide and explain the principles of 'falling in love with yourself.' With gratitude, I recommend Deborah Jane Wells as a speaker, life coach and friend. Her ability to adapt to her audience makes her the ideal choice for corporate leaders, managers, associates and, in my case, breast cancer survivors and their care givers. I hope you take the opportunity to meet and learn from this amazing woman." Marcia M. Cedars, Clinical Manager, The Trio Breast Center, Parker Adventist Hospital, Aurora, Colorado



For two minutes on the life transforming power of falling in love with yourself, watch the video below.



What readers say about
the impact of my book

"With the same energy and determination she applied in the professional world, Deborah has taken her considerable expertise in human potential and has now set her sights on the largest co-op in the world, humanity. 'Choose Your Energy, Change Your Life!' tackles what I believe are the most important questions we each must ask: who am I, where did I come from, why am I here, and what's love got to do with it (cue Tina Turner)? These are not trivial or philosophical questions for the answers change what we do, why we do it, who and what we love. I am grateful for the opportunity to walk with Deborah on this critical journey." JD Messenger, Award Winning Author of "11 Days in May: The Conversation That Will Change Your Life"

"To me the great thing about Deborah's book is how 'accessible' she makes the ideas. The Oxygen Mask is probably the single best example. As with so many of the ideas in the book, she explains the principle in such a simple way that it's got universal application to virtually any reader. I can imagine people having multiple moments of 'Oh….I get it!' throughout the book. The stories from her own life as well as stories of her clients' experiences become stories about all of us—stories about which the reader will think, 'I am living my own version of this.' Well done—bravo!" Joe Calloway, Author of "Be The Best At What Matters Most"

"My library is filled with self-help books, stories of personal transformation, and books about coaching, leadership, and psychology. 'Choose Your Energy: Change Your Life!' combines elements of all of these genres and will lead you on a personal journey to self-understanding, self-acceptance, and self-love. Lest you think that sounds 'self-ish,' let me assure you that, as Deborah explains very effectively in her 'Lesson of the Oxygen Mask' in part I, chapter 2, those qualities are essential for every aspect of your life, including your relationships with others. The best gift that you can give yourself—and others—is the gift of self-love, which leads to an authentic life of truly expressing yourself in all that you do. This work and the Discovery Framework that she so eloquently describes are powerful and transformational. Deborah is a guide with ultimate credibility—not only has she mastered coaching skills, but she’s wise and intuitive, she’s been on this path herself, and she freely and generously desires to share the wisdom she’s learned on that journey. Through her book, we all now have her words and wisdom available any time we want a guide to living an authentic life filled with love, respect, curiosity, compassion, and gratitude." Liz Phillips Fisch, CPC, PCC, ELI-MP, M.Ed., Vice President, Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC)

Click here to explore my book.


Wondering about... 



For more information: 

  • Click here to listen to an eight-minute interview from Hay House Radio’s "Bright New Voices: The Balboa Press Hour" as Chad Tuthill talks with me about the origins and themes of my book.
  • Click here to browse publicity concerning all aspects of my work in the world—everything from press releases and articles to audio and video interviews.
  • Click here to explore my professional credentials.
  • Click here for more details on my change management, organization development and human resources coaching and consulting experience on LinkedIn.
  • Click here to access my DJW Life Coach professional coaching presence and showcase pages on LinkedIn.

You may subscribe to my blog and other social media channels via the links on the sidebar of this website.



($997 VALUE)

Step Into Your Greatness FREE Offer



Deborah's Hay House Radio Interview



Purchase 2017 Expanded Edition of My Book

JUST $10


Purchase Audio Version of My Book



Reviews of My Book

“Deborah demonstrates that curiosity, compassion and gratitude can be powerful transformative attitudes we extend to the world around us when we start by viewing ourselves with these same grace-based convictions.”



Coaching Client Testimonials

"Deborah helps you gain insight from your past choices and explore possibilities for moving forward in less encumbered ways. Your life takes on new meaning and your potential becomes limitless."

VISIT DJW Life Coach Website READ Deborah Jane Wells' Blog LISTEN to Deborah Jane Wells' Radio Show VIEW DJW Life Coach on Pinterest READ Deborah's Book
CONNECT with Deborah Jane Wells on Linked In SUBSCRIBE to DJW Life Coach on YouTube FRIEND Deborah Jane Wells on Facebook LIKE DJW Life Coach on Facebook FOLLOW DJW Life Coach on Twitter



Reiki Student Testimonials

“I gained so much from Deborah’s power-packed Reiki course. The materials were well thought out and easy to follow. Deborah’s approach made the learning, attunement and practice flow naturally.”

When you fall in love with yourself,
everything else finally falls into place,
with beauty, power, and grace.
When you release the illusion of fear
and embrace the truth of love,
you will know in each moment
who you are and Whose you are.
That, my dear friends,
is more than enough.
It is everything.
―Deborah Jane Wells


When you sign up for programs or tools, you also automatically receive other subscriber benefits including newsletters and offers. All communications include the option to unsubscribe.

No worries—I never share your contact information with anyone. 


Board Certified Coach

ICF Professional Certified Coach

iPEC Certified Professional Coach

iPEC Energy Leadership Index™ Master Practitioner