Debra Berndt Maldonado left the corporate world in 2003 to pursue her passion to empower others to live their dreams. She is a Certified Master Jungian Life Coach Instructor and author of LIKE A SPARK FROM FIRE (CreativeMind Media 2022) and the bestselling book, LET LOVE IN (Wiley 2010). Debra co-hosts the Soul Sessions by CreativeMind podcast with her husband, Robert Maldonado PhD. In the podcast, they dive into topics such as psychology, relationships, emotional wisdom, spirituality and the mindset of success in a deep but practical way. Debra has been featured by ABC News, ABC Radio Network, FOX News, NBC News, WB2, Cosmopolitan, Natural Health, Huffington Post, YourTango, Publisher’s Weekly, Complete Woman, and more.

Debra is also the CEO of CreativeMind, a personal development company founded with her husband, Robert. Together they developed the CreativeMind Method, a unique coaching methodology based on Jungian Psychology, Eastern Spirituality and Social Neuroscience. CreativeMind University has trained hundreds of Jungian Life Coaches around the world, and inspired thousands of individuals to transform their lives. Originally from New Jersey, she now lives in Falls Church, Virginia. Debra believes that no matter what happened to you or whatever odds were against you, you can change your life and be fulfilled in love, success and experience true happiness.


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