Deitra Hickey


Dr. Deitra Hickey, PhD

Serenity Health & Wellness Owner;
Licensed Counselor and Certified Life Coach

Some of Dr. Hickey’s topics include:

Practicing Perspective & Maintaining Balance

This motivational keynote focuses on strategies and analogies on how to keep things in perspective in the attempt to maintain contentment, maximize happiness and attain overall life satisfaction. Understanding simple yet effective strategies on practicing perspective and maintaining balance may improve one’s productivity, strengthen their relationships, and aid in developing a person’s utmost potential. Once we learn how to appreciate what we have and not “sweat the small stuff”, we are on our way to reaching all of our personal and professional goals.

Stress Reduction Strategies that Work

Stress will enter our life on a pretty consistent basis regardless of who we are. It is only when stress levels get out of hand or when it is not managed effectively that it can become harmful to our health and toxic towards our personal and professional endeavors. There are specific strategies aimed at lowering our stress-levels and research-based techniques that may even allow us to use our stress as a motivator in life. This inspirational keynote is directed towards men and women of all ages and demographics and is intended to assist with overall productivity, improve relationships, and maintain one’s overall mental and physical health. Stress does not discriminate and we all could use a little pick-me-up on how to view and manage our stress effectively.

21st Century Health & Wellness

Health and wellness have become buzz words in this day and age and there has become an abundance of information overload on the subject matter. Sometimes we may not know which direction to take in the attempt to get healthier, eat right, and honor our body through wellness efforts. This informative keynote will give an overview of health and wellness research surrounding what foods we should be eating; suggestions on what to avoid; exercise programs for all fitness levels; the importance of quality sleep; and how mental and emotional outlooks play a role in our overall health and wellness goals.

Other audience favorites include:
• The Superwoman Syndrome
• Work-Life Balance: How to Find It
• Invisible Ailments: How to Prevent What You Can’t See
• Happiness is a Choice: Finding Peace & Contentment
• Building and Strengthening Relationships at Work & At Home

Dr. Hickey can also participate in, create or facilitate wellness panel discussions and Q & As with various medical and holistic health professionals. These speakers can be an add-on to a keynote presentation or used in isolation if a panel is deemed more appropriate or desired.

In addition she can combine any of her topics and is also able to take requests to customize a wellness program or series based on the clients needs.

Deitra’s presentations can be customized to fit your time frame; as short as a 30 minute lunch and learn to as long as a 3-6 hour (1/2 or full day) professional development.

Dr. Deitra Hickey PhD., was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio. She has utilized her life experiences to develop a passion to help others find their balance, reduce their stress, and honor themselves through physical, mental, and emotional wellness.

Deitra developed a strong will and resilience at a young age by taking care of two paralyzed parents after witnessing both of them being shot. She then cared for her mother who suffered from Multiple Sclerosis until she passed away at only 48. Deitra is a transparent individual that will admit she had struggled as a teenager with consistent doubt, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. She made the decision early on not to accept these facets of her outlook and learned how to take control of her life. Deitra has dedicated her life to assisting others to find positive perspective and happiness. She encourages the importance of capitalizing on life’s challenges to strengthen and empower versus using adversity as a crutch. In addition, Dr. Hickey proudly teaches the community about the positive effects of holistic treatments that not only pamper the deserving individual but also aid in overall health, wellness and stress reduction.

Dr. Hickey has spoken to groups all of the world including Austria, Germany and in several areas of the United States. She brings humor onto the stage and makes people feel comfortable and relatable. She has spoken at wellness conferences with over 2500 individuals as well as small lunch and learns with 10 people and everywhere in between. Regardless of group size or venue, her enthusiasm remains consistent. Deitra speaks on a variety of topics including but not limited to: Perspective & Balance; Overall Health & Wellness; Stress Reduction; Work/Life Balance; Relationship Building; Business Strategic Planning; Leadership; and Motivational Encouragements.

Dr. Hickey has attained a Bachelor’s degree; two Master’s degrees, and a Doctorate. She worked for Toledo Public Schools for 17 years as a teacher, school counselor, and a school principal. She taught PhD students at the University of Toledo for 3 years prior to opening her business, Serenity Health & Wellness Center, in 2010 serving the community with over 25 holistic services and corporate wellness programs. Dr. Hickey is a proud Toledian and enjoys bringing her experience, education, and dedication to make a lasting impression and difference in others’ lives.

“I loved listening to Deitra speak at the 2014 Women’s Fabulous Conference. I honestly think she was the best speaker there! She caught my attention right from the beginning with a video about her past. Deitra wasn’t afraid to share her own personal testimony which always makes it more personal when listening to someone. She gave real life advice, was humorous, and knows how to keep your attention throughout the whole speech. Her words impacted me more than she could ever know, it was an honor listening to her speak and I cannot wait for another opportunity!”

~ Nicole Strong

“Deitra is a true inspiration to others… she speaks openly and honestly about her life experiences and how they shaped her life. I’ve listened to a number of motivational speakers in the past… but I have never had someone’s words resonate as strongly. Her ideas and thoughts sparked something real for me – something that I could actually do in my own life and make a change immediately. I would encourage you all to take a moment from your day to listen to her words.”

~ Laura Elder | Root | Senior Consultant

Fees are negotiable depending on your need(s) and budget.

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