Shifting From A Successful Career to Destiny

September 14, 2017
Hosted by Debby Montgomery Johnson

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You can have high levels of success and still be unfulfilled and unhappy in life. Christy had the courage to shift from 16 years in a highly successful career in the US Coast Guard into her destiny as an entrepreneur, speaker, radio show host and best selling author.. Trading success for significance where she not only makes an impact in one organization, but with people around the world.

Defining Moments

Defining Moments

Thursday at 10 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Women's Channel

Many of us have something, something we’re hiding, something we’re ashamed of, something that through no fault of our own or through our own making, something that we keep hidden and that, in turn, keeps us hidden, from each other and the world. Defining Moments will show you how to STAND UP in your power and no longer experience the terrible feeling of being a victim of fraud or betrayal. Good people go through terrible situations, wise people know when and how to let it go. Everything that happens to us helps us grow. While it may be hard to see it right away, the most important thing to do is to change your perception about your circumstances! Debby is dedicated to encouraging you to remove the mask of embarrassment and shame and to putting an end to victimization. Debby will help you STAND UP and become the victor not the victim. You will learn how to acknowledge what happened and forgive yourself first and then move on with power.

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Debby Montgomery Johnson

Debby Montgomery Johnson

Debby Montgomery Johnson is a woman on a mission. In her book, “The Woman Behind the Smile,” she shares her personal experience with a love that turned into betrayal and financial disaster and she removes the mask of shame and shows others how do to the same.

From Vermont and a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Debby is the President of Benfotiamine.Net, Inc, a vitamin supplement company that provides an alternative for the pain of neuropathy, a nerve disorder. Benfotiamine makes an extraordinary difference especially for diabetics and their families. Products and educational information can be found at www.BenfoComplete.com.

Her background is diverse, from working as a paralegal and bank branch manager to being a U.S. Air Force officer, serving as an Intelligence Officer at the Pentagon, the Defense Intelligence Agency and in Wiesbaden, Germany. Debby is just like you. She is a woman on a mission to live an authentic, joyful life as the Woman WITH the Smile rather than behind it. Debby is an award winning number one Amazon Best-Selling Author, International Speaker, and Business Woman.

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Episode Directory

October 2017

September 2017

  • 9/28/2017: It's Just a Conversation - Make Every One Count! Listen Now
  • 9/21/2017: Next Edge: Change Yourself...Transform Our World Listen Now
  • 9/14/2017: Shifting From A Successful Career to Destiny Listen Now
  • 9/7/2017: The Woman Behind the Smile - Triumph with Family Listen Now

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Mixing her extensive knowledge of brand psychology, design and buyers behaviour, Sammy combines the three to work at every sensory level. This dramatically increases positive associations throughout the customer journey and creates brand advocacy on a level that breeds solid relationships built on trust. Business owners all over the world have benefited from Sammy’s branding expertise, empowering them to enhance business performance, increase their prices and gain authority within their industry.
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Dr. Jack and Gwen Butz


Dr. Jack and Gwen Butz are Debby's parents! They brought Debby into the world in Burlington, Vermont and for the last 50-plus years have lived between Vermont, Virginia, and Florida. Dr. Jack is a retired dentist and works as Director of Customer Relations for Benfotiamine.Net, Inc, Debby's company. Gwen is "mom-extraordinaire" and Jack's companion for over 67 years. They moved back to Florida last month to be closer to Debby and her family. They are active playing golf, swimming, and being great-grandparents! View Guest page

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Trish Carr


T​rish Carr, The Results Revolutionary, works with sales teams, business owners and individuals who want to achieve Revolutionary Results now. An acclaimed sales expert for over three decades, her innovative approach combines proven sales strategies with the latest behavioral science resulting in a simple formula that gets past the pitfalls often associated with selling.
Author of the #1 best-seller, It’s Just a Conversation – What to Say & How to Say it in Business, and sought after dynamic international speaker, Trish has shared the stage with some of the world’s top business experts and thought leaders including Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Jack Canfield, Purple Cow author and marketing guru Seth Godin, the Shark Tank’s Kevin Harrington, and Rich Dad, Poor Dad author Sharon Lechter.
Trish is co-founder of Women’s Prosperity Network, a global enterprise dedicated to inspiring, supporting and educating women and men within a trusted network of professionals. View Guest page

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Sharon Frame


SHARON FRAME is Founder of LeadHERship™ Power, a Former CNN Anchor/Writer, Dynamic Speaker, Executive Speaking Coach & Consultant. Tired of playing small and living low? Ms. Frame's LeadHERship™ coaching techniques can help you shatter limiting beliefs and set yourself up for lasting success! Ready to go from good to great? Let's go do it! View Guest page

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Spryte Loriano


Entrepreneur, Changemaker, Woman of the World! Founding Member of the Association of Transformational Leaders / Humanitarian Speaker in the US, Canada, Africa, the UK, Ecuador / Author of “9 Secret Ingredients of a DELICIOUS Life”, 2006 / “Children’s Champion 2006” by Children’s Hunger Fund / Co-Executive Producer, “Awaken Your Riches” / Featured in New York Film Festival, Audience Award Winner, Short Film “Johnny Boy” / Small Press Publisher of the Year, 1995 / Graduated Summa Cum Laude, Class Valedictorian, FIDM Los Angeles, 1987 / Recipient of the Civic Consciousness Award, and President’s Vision Award, 1987 View Guest page

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Christy Rutherford


Christy Rutherford is the President of LIVE-UP Leadership, a leadership development and training company and assists companies with creating cultures of high performance. She’s also a speaker, radio show host and author, publishing five #1 best-selling books on Amazon in eight months.
Christy served over 16 years as an active duty Coast Guard officer and is the 13th African American woman to achieve the rank of O-5 in the Coast Guard’s 225+ year history.
A Harvard Business School Alumna from the Program for Leadership Development, Christy also earned a B.S. in Agricultural Business from South Carolina State University, an M.B.A. from Averett University, a Diploma Sous Chef de Patisserie from Alain and Marie Lenotre Culinary Institute, and a Certification in Executive Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University.
Among her many professional accomplishments, her national recognition includes the Coast Guard Dorothy Stratton Leadership Award. View Guest page

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Wali Waiters


Wali Waiters has successfully flexed his muscles as an entertainment polymath for nearly 30 years. He began his career as a radio personality and then moved on to television as a reporter and anchor in news and sports. Waiters is the founder and executive producer of Profiles Series Productions, LLC.; which produces “The Profiles Series” hosted by Academy Award winning actor Lou Gossett, Jr. as well as In View hosted by Larry King. Waiters has been honored with 12 Telly Awards as the show’s Creator/Executive Producer. Waiters is also founder and creator of the Business Builders Academy where he is a high performance coach for high achieving entrepreneurs. His chief aim in the program is to teach business owners and entrepreneurs how to maximize their profits and grow their businesses by building a competent team of leaders. Over the past 20 years he's been training leaders from every walk of life to accomplish their objectives and dreams. View Guest page

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