Hi! I'm Deborah and I'd love to help you with your event!

I love to help individuals and companies connect their personal and professional lives with the mindsets, self-assurance and skills imperative for a tech-driven society. Each presentation or program is a meta-learning experience as well as entertaining! Research, engaging media and actionable strategies bring measurable results! And did I tell you how much I love what I do?

“I built a business as a professional pianist and vocal headline 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!”

Deborah Johnson

Deborah Johnson, M.A. /Keynote Speaker, Thought Leader, Entertainer, Composer, Author, Past President NSA Los Angeles 

Keynotes (Live, Virtual and Workshop settings)

The Hero Inside: Keynote (live & virtual)

We’re all aware we’re in the midst of uncertain times, but life has always thrown us times of uncertainty, and will continue to do so. What decides our future is how we respond and grow through those times. During these times, each of us must call upon our personal strengths, or our “Hero Inside" to fuel our resolve with courage, confidence and skills. In doing so, we will successfully surface up out of uncertainty, confidently attaining new goals with intention and purpose.


  • Identify your current position and unique skills that that cause you to stand out in a noisy world.
  • Define at least one solid course of action that either builds on your current plan or pivots to a new path.
  • Develop one specific phrase and mindset to use in times of readjustment and change.

Master Your Mental Code: Workshops

If you either manage or work with people, you know that healthy fear and uncertainty bombard us at every turn. These mindsets usher in the "imposter syndrome" and the "I'm never good enough" feelings. It’s imperative to become skilled at proactively diagnosing, and then re-establishing healthy self-talk, in order to combat the mental hacking and sabotage that absolutely immobilizes and paralyzes all of us at times. You will determine the mental tools that are a must for meeting the subsequent decades of your life and business.


  • Identify at least one phrase of negative self-talk that you frequently endure and craft new positive language to replace it.
  • Define at least one constructive mental tool you can apply immediately to barricade a mental hack.
  • Determine at least one new constructive mental habit that will help you meet the daily barrage you will face in the coming years.
Mental Code


Practical tools and helpful perspectives to facilitate transition and adapting to change." 

Lucy Buchan, PhD

Wonderfully informative, entertaining, heartwarming and applicable. Some great golden nuggets! 

Sarah Artha Negara

Deborah Johnson is a pro. Her ideas are fresh.  Her openness is genuine; and her follow-through is unmatched.

Peter Lesnik, Arts Presenter, Producer, Executive Director

Gave me a new perspective of how to move forward. 

Judy Bolton, TOPS International Days Conference-Getting Unstuck

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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Online Learning

All courses are visually stimulating, not boring, extremely applicable and give you takeaways that are immediately applicable. 

  • Music Membership (Learn Music Again) 
  • Professional Development Courses 
  • Personal Development Courses
Deborah Johnson Products-Books

Books and Other Products

Supercharge your Personal & Professional Life with products for lifelong learning & positive change.

  • Books 
  • Song Downloads, Music Sheet Music
  • Live & Personal Events

Women at Halftime Podcast

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Deborah Johnson-2019

 Deborah Johnson, M.A. 

DEBORAH JOHNSON, M.A., international award-winning music artist, author and speaker, helps others get unstuck with mindsets to reinvent their life and reach expansive goals. Up for multiple GRAMMY Awards and spending over 20 years in the entertainment industry, she's an expert on how to constantly reinvent yourself in a gig-economy. Deborah is the author of Stuck is Not a Four Letter Word, Bad Code and Women at Halftime: Principles for Producing Your Successful Second Half. She speaks and performs in both live and virtual events.