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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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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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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