About Deanna C Ward

Success Strategist | Author

My Story

 I am a success strategist seeking more and more powerful transformational tools. I have developed the 7 Strategies for Success, my own coaching model and have now brought together Unlock Your Power which is a cumulation of coaching techniques that I have found empowering in my own and journey and used to assist others with their own transformation. 

I believe we are all here to fulfil our destiny and my own is the development of the human psyche and I have spent years training, coaching, mentoring and facilitating personal and professional development in others and in myself.

I am a self-professed self awareness junkie and there’s not a month goes by that I’m not doing a course online or face-to-face or researching or studying someone and improving my own skills so that I can show up everyday as a better version of myself.

I am fascinated with what makes people tick and am passionate about coaching and facilitating change in others through change in mindset, behaviours and the development of new skills. I have studied emotional intelligence and mindset mastery for many years and have qualifications and experience in facilitating change. I am a qualified life coach, trainer and assessor, personality profiler, have a masters in professional communications and am an emotional intelligence & NLP master coach.

I use success principles and techniques to assist others to understand how to create success, how to recognise limiting beliefs, defining moments, self sabotaging beliefs and strategies and behaviours and how to turn their life to something amazing.

I love those aha moments when someone has that sudden turning point and realisation and I know that change is inevitable, there is now no turning back. Those moments are what gives my life purpose.

My personal mission statement is, “To live a life of passion and purpose, to elevate myself to the highest version of myself and inspire others to do the same.”


Their Story


I recently attended the 7 strategies for success workshop run by Deanna. I enjoyed the opportunity to challenge my thinking about what is possible and work through several strategies to achieve my goals. The workshop introduces you to the latest in neuroscience. No more excuses for not achieving success! Deanna is a skilled facilitator and welcomes and supports you work through your limiting thoughts to push through to new realms. I’m looking forward to more of this when it’s offered.

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I attended one of Deanna’s “Seven Strategies for Success” I found the content to be most useful. Deanna is a very engaging speaker. I also had an NLP session with Deanna which I also found to be very rewarding. Deanna made me feel comfortable during the whole experience, and I found it even to be fun. Deanna is a wealth of knowledge around many topics, very helpful and warm. I highly recommend anyone to attend Deanna’s courses, or seek out her sessions for your own personal development.

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I have the pleasure of seeing Deanna at work in two roles: one, as an Organisational Development colleague and the other as my professional coach. In Organisational Development role, Deanna is a dedicated person who always gives her 100%. She is a very good facilitator, engaging well with her students/participants through her demonstration of empathy, and enthusiasm. Deanna is highly passionate about behavioural sciences and transformational change, which is most probably why she makes a wonderful coach. As my coach, she is warm and genuine, making her clients feel at ease and able to build rapport with her. She helped me step out of the comfort zone and take steps towards living a life with purpose and passion.

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Valentina Bailey, Human Resources Executive (Australia/Myanmar)


Deanna is a values driven, quality focused team member. During her time at Professional Development @ ECU, she clearly had her eye on client outcomes and the needs of the larger organisation from a strategic perspective. Deanna does not settle for second best in anything she does and has always endeavoured to deliver above and beyond what is expected from the client or her colleagues. With innate skills in building relationships in complex and dynamic environments, Dee has a keen interest in the human psyche and and performance improvement i.e. “getting the best out of yourself” and facilitiates in this environment exceptionally well. Deanna is a vibrant, vivacious facilitator of learning and really does bring out the best in those she works with.

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Sue Hickton, Senior Research Officer at Edith Cowan University


I am a private training consultant who has been working in OD for over 20 years and I worked with Deanna on the ECU leadership program. One of the first things I noticed about Deanna is her passion for her work, we met several times before the commencement of the program and she was very particular about what we included and how that would have an impact on the organization’s values and the participants motivation to excel. Her professional standard of work showed a high level of perfection in every detail, such as the quality of the slides, handouts and workbook. Upon the commencement of the workshop it was immediately apparent to me that I was co-facilitating with a highly experienced professional who has exceptional facilitation skills. Over the duration of the workshop Deanna would engage the participants with finely tuned skills in presenting and sound knowledge of ECU on all levels. Feedback on all the programs I have delivered with Deanna over the 12 months was exceptional, with each of the participants very much enjoying Deanna’s style. On a more personal note I find Deanna to be friendly, approachable, extremely self motivated and she has a strong sense of building lasting relationships, it has been a pleasure working with Deanna and I look forward to our future projects together.

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Denise Neville, Way Forward


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Bunbury and Perth Metro Areas

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