Debbi Sluys specializes in helping people elevate and improve their physical, mental and spiritual well-being, expanding the brain’s potential, and with living intentionally in a state of gratitude and kindness. With nearly 30 years experience in early childhood development, Debbi has gathered a wealth of valuable knowledge about the power of mindset, visioning and success. With her background in professional development and skills in public speaking, Debbi can help you use your brain’s full capacity to reveal your individual dreams, discover your “whys” and accomplish your personal destiny.
Debbi guides people to create a clear vision for their future. Allowing themselves the indulgence of being creative and “playful”, people then expand by adding supportive visuals that slowly uncover their dreams and true potential.
Debbi has studied personal development and success for over 20 years, leading people to become their best selves. She has witnessed the science at work and will guide you through it, empowering men and women to find their joy and “Dare to Declare” their destiny.
Debbi is an enthusiastic and caring Mother, loves children, creativity, travel and sunsets. She is inspired to be living her life’s passion and purpose helping people to vision and soar!
I am a proud Canadian Early Childhood Educator. In my role as a Director of a multi-site not for profit, licenced childcare organization I am privileged to lead a team of 80 employees.
In 2005 our organization was chosen to pilot a new Provincial document to support breaking research for Early Years called “Early Learning for Every Child Today” or ELECT. The process radically transformed our organization from a theme based curriculum to play based. Surrounding communities were interested in our evolution so I began to offer our story through speaking engagements.
As our organization grew I observed a concerning trend of anxiety and increased stress levels with the employees. I recognized that although self regulation, loose parts, adventurous play, professional standards training were all important, unless the educator themself understands their purpose and “why” they will burn out, and nothing else matters. I understand as a leader that it is the educator themselves that provide the quality to the program. For this reason I began facilitating Vision Board workshops and launched my coaching company Dare to Declare Inc. I believe that all professional development begins with personal development.
In addition to the Vision Board workshops I added more early years based ones to my repertoire. This new way of “being” as a Child care Director birthed early years workshops such as; Life-Work Blend, Creating a Caring Culture through Consideration, The Image of the Family and Social Media as Story telling.
I am blessed as a Christian woman to live out my calling as an Early Childhood Educator. I am grateful that I have the forum of public speaking with Dare to Declare and the On line vision board master class to make a BIG positive impact. Connecting people to themselves, to others and to God is my “WHY” and provides me with a deep sense of accomplishment and joy!