Dea Irby
Dea Irby she/her/hers
Connector Communicator Cultivator helping people belong
TEDx speaker, award winning author, business owner
Dea grew up in a small MS town and knows the value of living in real community. After living in five different states during her married life, she has felt the pains of not being in community and the joys of belonging. She has built community in her home with their eight children, in the churches she and her husband pastored, in her tea room for seven years and in her current real estate business with her clients. Dea has a passion to address the issue of loneliness that 3 of 4 people say they feel. 


These are example talks for Dea Irby

The Parent-The Thermostat: Setting the Temperature in the Home with C.L.A.I.M.

Have you asked, “where is the operator’s manual for parents?” Parenting is such an important job, you want to get it right. What if there were a way to be strategic about the impact you have on your children?  Would you want to know? Today’s speaker, Dea Irby, has been where you are. With her husband of 47 years, she has raised eight children and is blessed with 18 grandchildren. Dea has a heart to share her parenting lessons learned over the years. She has published a devotional journal for young mothers. She also will soon be releasing, Straight Arrows- a study in Biblical parenting. Her talk today is The Parent,The Thermostat: Setting the Temperature in the Home with CLAIM. Are you ready? Buckle up! Welcome, Dea Irby.

Family & Parenting
Belonging Boosts the Bottom Line

In the middle of The Great Resignation, many business leaders struggle with keeping team members motivated and good team members from leaving. 

This presentation explores a five facet leadership strategy in order to build a community in the workplace where team members are motivated to be productive and want to stay. 


Business Leadership +2
Business Business Growth +10
First You Decide: 5 Steps to Realizing Your Dreams

You ARE the Ring Master. Let's get your show on the road. The first step is to DECIDE. “In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” — (Theodore Roosevelt) Everyday we make 1,000’s of decisions! Some are not as big as others, of course. What did you decide to have for breakfast? Did you decide to apply for a new job? You don’t determine your future, you determine your choices, you make decisions, and those choices determine your future. Are you ready to go for your dreams? First you decide! This presentation takes the audience through the five steps to realizing dreams. Are you ready?


Mindset Other
Confidence Creativity +8
3 Components of a Yawn-Free Meeting

Dea teaches how to create FIT Meetings, those that are full of value, where the team knows where they’re going and where they came from, and leave the attendees energized and ready to implement the tasks the meeting outlined. She has shared this topic in-person and online, to rave reviews.

Business Leadership
Business Business Culture +3
Connecting is More Powerful Than Collecting

Dea is a Master Networker and has Built Communities of Professionals and Supporters several times. This talk about fostering relationships instead of gathering business cards and data is ideal for Networking Groups and Chambers of Commerce.

Business Communication +1


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