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Derlene Stand Your Ground

Derlene Hirtz

Business & Life Coach / Master NLP Coach
Private & Group Coaching

Derlene Hirtz is founder of You Empowered Services and the franchise owner of St Louis Metro TEAM Referral Network. You Empowered Services is designed to help business professionals, and entrepreneurs discover their greatest potential and experience ultimate success using the tools and techniques of Neuro Linguistic Programming.

A certified master coach, trainer, speaker, and best selling author, Derlene meets her clients where they are at and takes them where they want to go. Having built her business to $500,000 in just under five years, she uses her knowledge, experience, and education to help others transform their lives and build their business. Her speciality includes Masterminds for women transitioning from a successful career into entrepreneurialism.

Derlene has earned the level of Certified NLP Trainer in Neuro Linguistics Programming (NLP), Master Practitioner of NLP, Master Practitioner of Time Line Therapy, NLP Master Coach, and is a Successology Certified Coach. She is a certified Mastermind Facilitator. She holds a BA in Education through Lindenwood University. Derlene is a motivating and inspiring speaker on topics of networking and success and is a member of the National Speakers Association and Toastmasters International.

Derlene is known as the YES! Finder. Helping people say “YES!” to their success.

It is her mission in life to leave the world better than when she entered. Derlene’s destiny is to change the world by changing your mind. She is contagiously positive, kind and compassionate. She possesses an inner strength Divinely created to be shared with all. Derlene’s definition of success includes helping her clients step into their success and achieve the life they dream, desire, and deserve.

Derlene is the author of the best-selling book, Journey of Intention – Life Made to Order. She is a contributing author in the international best-selling Fearless and Fabulous – Finding Your Way Through Change and Beyond, as well as Elevate and Impact: Where Passion and Purpose Makes a Difference.

Every life journey is unique; the compassion and care Derlene offers, along with excellent coaching helps her clients begin to thrive not just survive. Derlene is a wife, mother, a “GiGi”, and friend. When she is not out asking others what they do to change the world, she can be found on her bike riding the trails.