LEESBURG, VA, March 05, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- One's own history can be the greatest educator. A passion for understanding what each generation brings can lead to greatly helping others through writing, teaching, and inspiring.
This is Leesburg resident and author Deborah L. Parker's story. Join her as she maps her family and personal narratives beginning with her pre-civil rights era upbringing in Waverly, Virginia, located in Sussex County 'peanut country.' Raised by a determined single mother in the home of wise maternal grandparents and surrounded by encouraging extended family that instilled in her a strong belief system, Parker dubbed them part of that "greatest generation". From her rural home with no indoor plumbing to careers as an army reserve officer, corporate manager, and now owner of The DPJ Training Group, Deborah continually builds on that generation's lessons of pushing through adversity.
She has authored four nonfiction books, to include her signature autobiography, Navigating Life's Roadways, which chronicles highlights of her life's setbacks and successes with the themes of career, family, and choices in a motivating format with relatable takeaways for readers. Deborah's other recent work is For People of Strength, Soul, and Spirit: 7 Guidelines for Life & Career Success which focuses on African American goal achievement.along with an inspirational leadership biography on her late uncle, entitled Hardcore Leadership. He was a retired Command Sergeant Major, Vietnam Veteran, Airborne Ranger Hall of Fame inductee, and community advocate "aka Hardcore" who served as Chair of the Board of Supervisors for Sussex County and was honored with a resolution from the Virginia House of Delegates for his visionary leadership. She has learned a lot from the "old soldiers" in her life, those who've found a way to keep going, in spite of, mainly her family.
Parker, through her company, The DPJ Training Group, provides motivational speaking, leadership and personal development, coaching, and seminars for a variety of clients. She holds a BA in Sociology from the College of William and Mary, an MA in Human Resource Development from George Mason University and completed the US Army Command and General Staff College. She is a member of the Military Officers Association of America, Loudoun County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and the Metro DC chapter of the American Society for Training and Development.
More information on her books and speaking can be found at http://thedpjtraininggroup.com
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