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Who is Deonna Moore Taylor

Not Your ORDINARY Woman

Deonna Moore Taylor is a bestselling author, award-winning professional and motivational speaker, executive consultant, and certified life, executive and mindfulness coach. Deonna has consulted, delivered training solutions and worked with Fortune 500 companies, colleges, and non-profit organizations. Her professional portfolio includes Cleveland Clinic, Progressive Insurance, Rockwell Automation, CVS Caremark, Smithers Quality Assessments, Case Western Reserve University, Cuyahoga Community College, Girl Scouts USA, NASA, and Maximus. In 2016, Deonna started Dempsey Consulting Group (Now DMT Consulting and Coaching), and in 2018 organized The LeaderStyle Lifestyle Movement, a non-profit organization.


Deonna’s specializations are Information Technology Services and Education, and provides strategic and operational leadership consulting, change management, organizational psychology, branding, and client relationship management. Deonna is also certified to provide coaching and counseling for women and minority start-up businesses.

In addition to co-authoring three bestselling books, Deonna is a contributing writer for several magazines, blogs and online publications. Deonna is a member of several organizations in the community including Toastmasters International, where she is a six time minted Distinguished Toastmaster, the highest educational award a Toastmaster can receive. Deonna is the 2017 District 10 Toastmaster of the Year, 2016 Division Director of the Year, and has received several District Director Awards for her contributions and service to the organization.


Deonna is a member of Who’s Who in Black Cleveland for 2017, 2018, and 2019. She was inducted into the Kaleidoscope Magazine’s Forty/40 Club in 2014, and has received other notable awards from several local and national organizations.

Being lifelong follower of Christ, Deonna was baptized at the age of 11 under the leadership of the late Rev. Lozie Butler at her childhood church, Ministers Missionary Baptist Church in Cleveland, Ohio. At the age of 14, she delivered her first sermon for the annual youth day program and became the first leader for the youth department. Having served in several church leadership positions including financial secretary, trustee, church administrator, choir director, youth advisor and Christian education director, Deonna received her calling into ministry in 2000, and was licensed to preach the gospel on February 18, 2001. She was ordained as a reverend on January 19, 2020.

Deonna attended The University of Akron majoring in Political Science and American History with a concentration in government studies and international relations. She also attended Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University and Moody Bible Institute majoring in Pastoral Counseling and Christian Education.

Deonna and her husband Lenard, live in Northeast Ohio.

Hire Me to Speak or Facilitate

Menu of Subjects

Deonna Moore Taylor is a gifted and award-winning nationally certified speaker and facilitator. With every speech or program, her most important objective is to relate with clients and understand their core necessities and goals. Below are some of the top booked programs and workshops - take a look, and get in touch to learn more.

Public Speaker

Four Tips for Highly Effective Meetings

From "Blah" to "Bravo"

Let's face it, we have all attended meetings that were less than stellar, a major bore, and scheduled nap time for adults. You may have been the facilitator of a snoozer meeting or the attendee. While we know it is difficult at times to make tedious meetings a blast, there is a solution on how to make sure no one sleeps away in your meetings. This workshop gives you practical examples and scenarios on how to plan your most technical and analytical meetings and have attendees feeling like it wasn't a meeting that could have been sent in an email.

Workshop Time: 2.5 Hours


So You Want to Be a Trainer? Train the Trainer

Helping You Command Your Room

Are you interested in learning how to become a program facilitator or trainer? This course is geared towards training new and inexperienced instructors. This session is also appropriate for existing instructors as well. The attendee will learn the best way to deliver training materials to other groups of learners. The outcome will allow you to become a subject matter expert in your particular field - as well as help you branch into consultancy.

Workshop Time: 4.5 Hours

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Emotional Intelligence in the Church

The Value of an EQ Culture

Everyone talks about the importance of having a high I.Q. Our culture touts how one's intellect determines how far they will go. However, the silent killer among us are those who have low E.Q., or Emotional Quotient. Simply put, if you do not know how to effectively control your emotions, have healthy interpersonal relationships, and exercise empathy, diplomacy and tact towards others, this course is for you. The objectives of this course is for the learner to understand what Emotional Intelligence is, learn their E.Q., and develop the skills necessary to have health interpersonal relationships in and out of church.

Workshop Time: 4 Hours to Three Days if adding in EQ Bootcamp


Inspirational & Keynote Speaking

Let Me Address Your Audience

Deonna Moore Taylor is a well-known professional and inspirational speaker. She has keynoted at several events including INFOSEC Cleveland Convention, Order of Eastern Star, Progressive National Baptist Convention, Church Events and other special events. Deonna's specialty topics include women topics, leadership, religion, information technology, and business. Give Deonna your theme and vision and allow her to use her magic touch in speaking to wow your audience.