005 - In this episode I am speaking with Deb Wertz. A yoga and meditation teacher for over 10 years, Deb Wertz is passionate about helping people reach their maximum potential physically and emotionally.
Deb grew up in a time when women weren’t encouraged to be much of anything. The recurring message was that girls were vulnerable and, at most, destined for the secretarial pool.
Navigating the world as an adult proved to be frustrating and, for a long time, she lacked effective communication skills and coping mechanisms. This led to periodic meltdowns, which not only didn’t produce the desired outcome it also caused her to not be taken very seriously by anyone – friends, family, management, peers.
After taking a personal development course to learn to be more emotionally self-disciplined, she picked better ways to phrase what she said resulting in positive exposure.
She was the first person in her family to go to college and ultimately got two degrees in mathematics. Currently, she lectures math at a university and a community college. One of her superpowers is being able to explain a complex topic in simple terms and make it comprehensible with easy, relatable examples.
Her current project is Choose UR Words, a course that will teach others choose their words more mindfully so that they can effectively express what they want and get results without emotional outbursts.
Deb’s website is debwertz.com
Twitter and Instagram at @choose_URwords
Choose UR Words Course