We had the good fortune of connecting with DeVonn Coleman and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi DeVonn, can you talk to us a bit about the social impact of your business?
I love this question. My Dee’Toxin movement is helping people see themselves in peace over pain. I am helping others love themselves deep beyond the surface. Our limiting beliefs come from our childhood experiences of trauma and negatively learned behaviors that we adopted from our environments as children. So, imagine if you could connect with your inner child to deeply understand what it was you lacked or needed that would have helped you feel comforted and loved?! My business allows others to dive deep within themselves to explore those limitations. It’s a journey you have to be willing to take. I’ve learned through my healing journey (which is divinely evolving) that you must acknowledge the pain to make peace with it. I’ve had to love my pain through forgiveness, patience, kindness, compassion, willingness, and allow myself to feel the emotions that come up as I peel back layers. Healing is a journey. It’s love, and it’s empowering. I feel like the more people love themselves from deep within through inner healing of the pain that’s kept them captive in their mind, the better place this world will be, and I am thrilled to have a business that inspires others to heal into happiness.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I’d love to. I am DeVonn Coleman, better known these days as Coach Dee. I am the founder/CEO of Dee’Tox Life Coaching Services. After over 11 years in the mental health/social services sector and many many therapy sessions, I discovered my calling: SELF LOVE. I am a Certified Spiritual Mindset Coach, and I help people from all around the world with self-love, positive mindset work, and inner healing, especially those in the LGBTQ+ community. I believe we all are uniquely designed to express our experiences differently, which makes this world so dope.
I think what makes me who I am is my ability to connect and resonate with other people’s souls from an authentic place. I keep it real, I cuss, and I am just me. I used to be the whole “perfectionist” and “look strong, but breaking down internally” type of person. That was very miserable, and I felt like shit most days. I currently help my clients shift their perspectives of fear and pain to FAITH and PEACE. My clients learn how to go inward, which leads them deeper into a place where so many of us are afraid to face our SHADOW SELF. I coach them into seeing themselves as valuable, worthy, and a beam of light that this world needs. I feel through my journey and spiritual awakening that I have been transforming, preparing, and led to this path of purpose for years now.
All of the adversities, the challenges, the growing pains, the trauma bond relationships, the mentally and emotionally depleting days were all aligned divinely for the Dee’Tox Life Coaching Services business to unfold. I had to go through the pain to peace metamorphosis before I could lead others. Healing is love, and that’s what excites me. I am helping others feel better through my self-love philosophy and that makes me happy each day. Dee’Tox Life Coaching Services will help you love yourself like never before. I am going to be your soul guide along this spiritual transformation so that you can come out of survival mode and into THRIVING mode empowered and LIBERATED!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
This question reminds me of the pre-COVID days! I do miss being a socialite and hanging out with friends, networking, attending or hosting events, etc. I just miss the connection, as many of us do. Let’s see. Dallas is a pretty cool place to explore. If you love a more eccentric/artsy vibe, I would check out the Deep Ellum area. There are many bars, shops, venues, and cool eating spots. You will see murals painted by local street artists and just high energy. I love nature, as well. I love a good hike and lake vibe. There is a hiking reserve 20 minutes outside of Dallas, called Cedar Ridge Preserve, and it’s located near the Cedar Hill area. It is gorgeous and tranquil. There are many cool places around Dallas. If you are looking for the best chicken tenders ever, Try Mike’s Chicken. If you are big on Brunch, try the Uptown area (Breadwinners). You can’t go wrong with googling and research. I guarantee you will find a gem and have a great time.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My shoutout may be very different from many, but I must say that every single phase and the people who have helped me learn valuable lessons, be it positive or negative, deserve a shout. It all has taught me growth, understanding, experience, and it all helped shape this path that is currently unfolding beautifully for me. One person that I must say or my most exceptional mentor I learned and stuck with all of these years has been Oprah Winfrey. I remember watching her as a little girl growing up in the early 90s. My grandmother and I would watch her, and I would just be in awe seeing a black woman on TV, helping people with many different things. I figured that was so cool and would always speak of being like her someday. I’ve read her books and watched everything she has evolved into over the years, and it makes me proud to know that even at my lowest, I kept her words of wisdom in my heart of never quitting. She gave me that hope to always believe in myself. Let me also shoutout my DEE”TOXIN TRIBE (My FB group) because they genuinely believe in and support this movement. They believe in me, they are starting to believe in themselves, and it’s a community of unconditional love and support! In a world that can sometimes be so cruel and ugly, it feels great to have a space to explore safe and supported without judgment.
Linkedin: Dee’Tox Life Coaching Services LLC
Facebook: Dee’Tox Life Coaching Services LLC
Youtube: Dee’Tox Life Coaching Services
Other: I have a Podcast: Dee’Toxin with Coach Dee Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify & Google Play
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