About Deborah Johnson

My experience as a successful entrepreneur in the volatile field of Performing Arts makes me uniquely qualified to speak on the subject of positive mental code in life and leadership. Creating personal and professional momentum, working with a wide variety of team members including agents, managers, meeting planners and scores ofartists and actors has equipped me in running numerous varied projects and programs. I have discovered how to walk the delicate tightrope of negotiation in running showcase rooms across the country, with artists, agents, managers and hotels.

Born on a Dairy Farm, I understand the value of HARD WORK. My father was raised milking cows. I heard the story often of how he had to get up multiple times a night to milk cows. There was no automation and somehow they all survived and thrived! The smell of fresh milk from a cow still brings back vivid memories!

What I Believe...

Table For One-Stuck

A Table for One...

In order to create business and stay in business, the mindset of a sole proprietor sitting at a table for one has been fundamental to my developing and ongoing business.

Leadership Skills

What it takes...

It has taken courage, emotional strength and a clear mindset to make decisions, communicate and lead wide-ranging personality types that tend to be involved in the arts.

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Why me?

With my graduate degree and experience teaching at the graduate university level, my depth of research as well as life knowledge brings relevance and direct application to women at halftime and the H.R. community.

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A Woman of Faith...

I believe strongly in a Higher Power...a Personal God. I don't need to go to science to understand this world couldn't just happen with a "big bang." (one of my favorite T.V. shows!) Plus...I know how important it is to call upon a higher power for true & lasting change.

I see so many not using their skills, talents and resources at the halftime of life. If you are there, I can help you but you have to take the first step!”

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MY ROOTS...

My grandmother on my mom's side was a violinist and also played mandolin. She was an immigrant from Italy, playing in Carnegie Hall when she was 16 years old. She graduated from the New York Conservatory of Music, which was  quite a landmark for a woman in her era. She then entered an arranged marriage, had a dozen children and really never played again. To carry on her legacy, one of my sisters became a wonderful violinist and I was her accompanist for years. I have also used her on some of my recordings.

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My story...

During one of my original musical world premieres, the theatre was red-tagged and I definitely felt stuck! However, through that experience, staying strong and making quick, assertive decisions for a large group of actors was imperative in discovering viable solutions. (fortunately the fire department came and opened up the theatre at the last moment and the show went on!)

What Others Say

"

Deborah Johnson is a pro. Her ideas are fresh; her openness is genuine.


Peter Lesnik 

 / Presenter, Producer, Executive Director and Consultant

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The depth of layers that Ms. Johnson was able to bring to each session was magnified by her high level of musical ability…an asset to any organization. 


Julie Varley

/ Retreat Coordinator

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Gave me a new perspective of how to move forward. Thank you!


Judy Bolton

/ TOPS International Days Conference

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Some things I've Done...

  • Created Multiple Online Instruction Programs, including a 42 video course on Getting Unstuck with downloadable study guide for each lesson. Over 500 enrolled.
  • Close to 75,000 views on YouTube Channel and has created hundreds of videos-edits with Final Cut Pro.
  • Created and maintains five current websites, regularly putting out blogs and new content. Has put out a weekly eArticle for over ten years with 25% open rate.
  • Has performed as a headline entertainer with DoubleGrandePianos.com and produced her own solo show, touring around the country. Also put out over 2 dozen albums.
  • Produced showcase rooms with up to ten artists per room for four years in regional Arts Conferences around the U.S. (Rented space, grand pianos, booked artists, M.C.'d and promoted)
  • Wrote and transcribed over 50 pieces of sheet music up for immediate download on SheetMusicPlus.com.  Uses Finale Software
  • Transcribed and Formatted Scores for two full length musicals for Samuel French Publishers.
  • Visual Performance & Community Arts top Excellence Award - Chaffey College, Rancho Cuc. CA
  • Lecturer of the Year Award;  Research, Scholarship & Creative Grant - Calif. State University, Pomona.
  • Top Student Educator Award, Calif. State University, Northridge.
  • MY NAME IS...
    Deborah Johnson

    I built a business as a professional pianist and vocal entertainer and also taught musical skills from the private to the graduate levels. In all these endeavors I developed successful solutions and systems to either develop my business or develop students skills so they could build their own careers. Putting systems together has also helped me create dozens of albums, write four books, three full-length musicals and hundreds of songs, many up for GRAMMY Awards. The system works!

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