Debbie Gisonni is a best-selling author, motivational speaker and business leader who inspires people to make simple changes that radically improve their self-awareness, happiness and success. For over fifteen years, she has advised business executives and individuals alike in adopting healthy lifestyle and work habits including meditation. Debbie has a cross-functional background in sales, management, marketing, communications, speaking and writing in both nonprofit and corporate industries such as publishing, high tech, health and wellness, metaphysics, education and hospitality. As one of the first and youngest female publishers in the tech market for Network Computing and Internet Week, Debbie is an inspiration for women worldwide.
In 2010, Debbie was asked to lead Stillheart Institute as Executive Director, and later as CEO, to launch the nonprofit organization as an overnight retreat center for personal, professional and spiritual growth and development programs. In 2014, she initiated and led the sale of the property and facility. Afterwards, she returned to her consulting practice, which in 2016, led her to a 6-month contract as CEO for Professional Business Women of California, an organization advancing gender equity and women’s leadership in corporations. In 2017, Debbie stepped in as Interim Executive Director for Midpen Media Center, a nonprofit TV station and media services provider. For several months in 2018, she served as Acting CEO for SHE Living, an Internet media platform with a feminine perspective. Today, continues to advance personal fulfillment, professional growth and business success through her writing, teaching, speaking and business leadership. She is currently the General Manager for Canyon Ranch Wellness Retreat, Woodside, CA.
Debbie is the author of the nonfiction books, The Goddess of Happiness: A Down-to-Earth Guide for Heavenly Balance and Bliss and Vita’s Will: Real Life Lessons about Life, Death & Moving On. Her first novel is, Note to Self: Love, shares the overarching theme of self-empowerment with her earlier books. Debbie has addressed audiences from corporate executives to women’s groups to teens and has written articles and been featured in publications worldwide. Her articles have appeared on numerous platforms including the Huffington Post.
Debbie holds a B.S. in Business Administration and Certifications in Hypnotherapy and Holistic Life Coaching. Originally from the Bronx, NY, Debbie currently lives in Silicon Valley, California with her husband and Siberian huskies.
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