After well over a two decade career in corporate leadership, Deana Murphy, PhD is now a visionary thought leader and lecturer in the fields of executive wellbeing, emotional exhaustion, and resilience.
A Certified Consulting Positive Psychologist, Certified MentorCoach, Certified Team Performance Consultant, Executive Wellbeing Teacher, Dr. Deana leverages the latest research in positive psychology, neuroscience, behavioral intelligence and emotional resilience to help others develop greater impact and peace of mind in their professional and personal lives.
She founded Dr. Deana, Inc., a boutique consultancy that is dedicated to increasing the flourishing of individuals, organizations, and communities. She maintains a private consultancy under the Lead2Flourish theme.
Dr. Deana has a proven skill for translating positive psychology and neuroscience research and providing practical, actionable, evidence-based advice. Her innovative work has been covered by CEOWorld Magazine, ThriveGlobal, Philadelphia Business Journal, O Magazine, SAFM, HuffPost, WPHT Philadelphia The Rich Zeoli Show, and others.
Her individual and group consulting clients include leaders from The NYC Office of Senior Court Attorneys, Johnsons Controls, Harvard Medical School, Weichert Realtors, TFT, Temple University, Maryland Department of Labor, Asplundh, Techtown Detroit, Macy’s, and others.
Dr. Deana earned her Ph.D. with honors in Theological Psychology from Chesapeake Bible College with a focus on personal behavioral application. She continued to explore positive psychology, the science of wellbeing and human flourishing as a post-doctorate student at The Flourishing Center based in New York City.
She visited as a recurring guest lecturer at Temple University along with invitations to keynote and teach in South Africa, Nigeria, London, and New Delhi, India. In 2015 she produced a women’s leadership book titled Resilience, endorse by real estate mogul and shark, Barbara Corcoran. Dr. Deana also authored performance wellbeing essays for the Library of Professional Coaching. Philadelphia Business Journal voted her company one of the top minority firms, and Exceptional People Magazine named her one of their top twenty business icons of 2012.
Dr. Deana believes everyone can be liberated from their controlling egos and exhaustive over-thinking behaviors to flourish with more mental energy to feel fully validated. To this end, she provides science informed strategies through her keynotes, blog, and social media presence.
Dr. Deana’ strategies peeled back the curtain to the awareness of our personal and professional development needs. She deepened our knowledge and understanding of what motivates us at the deepest level. That is huge! Performance is up with little or no stress.
Dr. Deana equipped our leaders with ideas and resources to help us to embrace our own wellbeing needs. I learned a lot about myself. We were provided with tools to be able to consciously act and build a more honest and productive environment around us.
Moving from insecure to secure is no easy task even for the most accomplished person. It was not until I worked with Dr. Deana that my steps accelerated. With her insight, I went from an outward-focus confidence to being bold, strong and inward-confident. Thanks to Dr. Deana’s partnership I am now fully able to challenge myself and step into a higher level of performance.
Dr. Deana’s sessions were a welcome difference! Unlike other programs that describe what leaders should do, these sessions helped me understand the root causes of my unhelpful behaviors and provided the useful tools to change them!
As the founder of a training and consulting firm, a major obstacle is having different people working on different projects all having different needs and expectations. Dr. Deana’s practical steps and solutions helped with bringing these multifaceted people together to make smarter decisions for very complex personal and business challenges and has renewed our energy and enthusiasm. Our return on investment in both time and money has been substantiated through the feedback of all in attendance.