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Meet Dessi

Men are born with power. Women have to be empowered.

Let's dance.

Dessi McEntee

Hi, I’m Dessi!

I believe in the power within you, and I’m here to help you discover it. I've faced more adversity in my life than most, but each challenge has only strengthened my resolve. At 8 years old, I lost my mom to pancreatic cancer, and my stepmom Janice gave up her life to raise me as her own. At 15, I was paralyzed by a near-fatal infection of endocarditis that came with a side order of brain seizures. By 18, I was engulfed in a debilitating depression from not confronting the passing my mom that led to a suicide attempt.

Despite these hardships, I found the strength to move forward.

Intensive therapy and antidepressants initially left me feeling numb and motionless, but everything changed in 2009 when Janice met her husband, Mike. He became my ally, father, and best friend. Mike not only taught me how to live life to the fullest, but he empowered me to own the world simply from believing in me. With his support, I discovered my power and transformed from numb and struggling to worthy and thriving. I became a firefighter, completed my Master’s in Toxicology, reignited my passion for learning and doing, and stopped taking antidepressants cold-turkey.

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In 2021, tragedy struck again when Mike died unexpectedly of a fentanyl overdose. Instead of succumbing to despair, I doubled down on the power he unleashed in me. I became a board-certified toxicologist, launched several successful businesses, published a couple books, and embraced sobriety.

Today, as a motivational speaker and author, I’m on a mission to empower you to believe in yourself just as Mike empowered me. I will be your ally and hold your hand, head and heart through the transformation of a lifetime.


We all have power, it’s simply a matter of discovery. And a little bit of belief.

Let's dance.

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