Deborah Hawkes is a Life Coach and Business Transformation Consultant who inspires and facilitates motivation, achievement, and fulfillment in every client she interacts with. Along with her infectious energy and passion for people from all walks of life, she uses her storytelling prowess, ebullient sense of humor, personal charisma, life lessons, and educational/experiential qualifications as the catalyst for lifestyle and business transitions that lead to self-actualization and improved business performance.
Deborah's commitment to fulfillment and empowerment have led her to numerous entrepreneurial endeavors such as My Atlanta Life Coach (Life Coaching Company), Your Special Day (Wedding Planning and Coordination), Organizational Transformations (Business Consulting), and most recently as the President of Hawkes Transitions, LLC. Recently, Deborah has expanded the outreach of her life coaching and women’s empowerment skills as star and co-host of VH1’s newest breakout hit, Bye Felicia!. Fortunately, Deborah’s lifelong best friend of 40+ years - Melissa Young (lifestyle expert) - serves as co-host on the series. The natural and comedic dynamics of such a special bond between them serves as the glue for the interaction and successes they accomplish with their clients. Together, they will change the world!
Deborah’s direct and yet nurturing approach is based on her fundamental belief in being expressly honest and forthright with clients. Deborah believes that real transformation is only achieved after the following steps are completed by all clients: 1) honest personal reflection on issues, 2) acknowledgement of the status quo, 3) constructive criticism is administered, 4) responsibility for the real issue is accepted, 5) real action is taken which addresses the problem, and lastly, 6) the client agrees to be accountable for maintaining the transformation. After having overcome significant personal losses and experiencing substantive professional challenges, Deborah experienced a paradigm shift and decided to pursue a career that focuses on the counseling, emotional health, and professional promotion of women in relationships, business, and lifestyles.
Her educational successes are equally impressive as Deborah is currently a doctoral candidate in Counseling Psychology, has an MBA with a concentration in Change Management and Personal Development, and a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership and Supervision. Deborah also has a proven commitment to community service projects through work with her sorority – Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. - along with work as a loaned executive to the United Way. As a business executive, Deborah has had a myriad of positions with Fortune 500 companies such as Gatorade, Dell Inc., Siemens, and organizational consultancy/coaching for the Federal Reserve Bank.
Despite these successes, Deborah’s biggest and most fulfilling accomplishments are as a wife and business partner with her loving husband Kevin Sr., beautiful daughter Kameo, and precious son Kevin Jr. Together, they provide the inspiration, love, and support necessary for her to soar!
ABOUT MISSYMissy Young is a Certified Life Coach, Image Consultant, and the President of The Young Network - a full service Image Consulting and Coaching Firm located in Atlanta, GA. People describe her as relatable, vibrant, straight-forward, and fashion sassy. A master at developing relationships and helping women "identify their own kind of beautiful, both inside and out", she began life coaching in 2008 using a unique approach at determining her client's needs through a process of discovery, discussing their wants, implementing a plan of action, and providing the client with the tools necessary to succeed and sustain their transformation
Missy is very passionate about her life coaching and consulting work. She is distinctively positioned to offer her clients both an inner and outer transformation that will create lasting benefits in the accomplishment of their goals. Using a heartfelt, no non-sense but always fun and humorous approach, she produces change from the inner being and working her way out.
Missy helps people learn how to refine their image and dress in a way that yields success. From the boardroom to the bedroom, she will personally coach and improve your confidence in the way you look, the way you feel, and the way you interact with others.
THE MAGIC MIXRecently, Missy has expanded the outreach of her life coaching and image consulting as a star and co-host of VH1’s newest breakout hit, Bye Felicia! Fortunately, Missy’s lifelong best friend of 40+ years – Deborah Hawkes (Life Coach and Business Transformation Consultant) - serves as co-host on the series. The natural and comedic dynamics of such a special bond between them serves as the glue for the interaction and successes they accomplish with their clients. Collectively, they have transformed women with all kinds of issues, of all ages, shapes, and races, through public speaking events both locally and regionally, on subjects such as: “Keeping It Spicy In The Bedroom”, “Finding The Courage To Love Yourself”, and their most recent collaboration “From Marriage To Divorce and The Drama In Between”. Together, they will change the world!
NOT YOUR GRANDMA'S CROCHETAt the age 10 years old Missy was introduced to crocheting and has been armed with a crochet hook and ball of yarn ever since. Missy started crocheting as a hobby, for gift-giving to friends and family, but quickly realized this was more than a hobby, it was a passion - hence the launching of GuChet, a full service Crochet clothing design house.
AFFILATIONSMissy is a Certified Life Coach (CLC), member of the International Coach Federation (ICF)-Georgia Chapter and Certified in Fashion Design. Missy resides in Atlanta, GA with her beloved husband of 18 years, Carlos. Together they have two daughters, ages 22 and 19 and their 2 dogs.