"My drive to over-achieve often led to overwhelm, anxiety, and burn-out.
And although I achieved success, I felt like it wasn’t safe to shine, which led to insecurity and

Has there ever been a time when you had this constant, “pull to me - push away from me”, that kept you in a cycle of despair? If so read more about Dee 

Hey there friend.

We all have a story created from our history. Some experiences are so profound that they leave a wound.  How we perceive our story creates our daily narrative.

Life is complicated, messy, and full of contrast. Our childhood minds can’t comprehend all we’re taking in. We process the information as best as we can, then grow up with childhood skills that we try to apply to adult situations, which never works.  We push through life but still end up feeling, anxious, unworthy, insecure, trapped and dissatisfied with life.

I too have a history and a story. As the 9th of 13 children, I felt forgotten, invisible, fearful and unworthy. Because of those feelings, I became an overachiever to get the attention I sought from my mom. I had to put in more effort, be more, and have more. At the same time, I was learning to downplay my achievements as not to outshine my siblings for fear of not being accepted by them. Then there were the times when I just didn't feel good enough. 

My drive to over-achieve often led to overwhelm, anxiety, and burn-out. And although I achieved success, I felt like it wasn’t safe to shine, which led to insecurity and self-sabotage.  This constant, “pull to me - push away from me”, kept me in a cycle of despair. On the outside, I appeared confident and strong. On the inside, I was that little girl who just needed to feel safe and loved.  

My journey of transformation began when my daughter was born severely premature. I knew I had to grow mentally, emotionally, and spiritually and become a better version of myself... fast!  

I did and still do the work to overcome and appreciate my story. To stand on it instead of in it. I now know It is because of my profound challenges including breast cancer and financial loss, that  I’ve discovered my purpose to  teach, speak, write, coach and serve in a way that helps others grow. 

A Course in Miracles says, "Teach to learn.  Learn to Teach" 

For over two decades, It is has been my mission, my privilege, my honor to do just that. I’ve become a guide for others like you to have victory over any challenge. You like I are a perfect, whole and complete child of God. Resilient and strong. 

Lets Build Success Together!


LCDR Dee Woolridge with family

Your "Why" Should Make You Cry

We all have reasons why we strive for success, happiness, freedom and fulfillment. If we don't have a good enough reason to push ourselves when times get tough, we'll quit or settle. When I think about my two best friends of over 30 years - my husband and daughter - my eyes well up with tears. I love them both so much and to know that how I've served humanity makes them proud to call me mom and wife. Each day I try to show my daughter Jasmine that different doesn't mean less than. I honor my husband Lee for being my rock and giving me space to create. Most importantly for being my anchor when I fail and celebrating with me when I succeed. They are my why... the reason I teach. The reason I serve.

"A Beautiful Life Awaits When You Break Free of Negative Cycles.

I Will Show You How..."

How I help...

As a result of working with me one-on-one, taking my courses, or attending my conferences, you realize your resilience.  You have a renewal of confidence and an increase in self-esteem. As your vibration rises, your stress and anxiety slip away. Your mindset shifts to a person filled with inner peace.  My clients and students achieve more faster with a more peaceful, harmonious nature. 

Learn more about Dee's Coaching and Hypnotherapy Programs

Dee at with Stand and Deliver conference attendees

Why consider working
with me...

Credentials and initials behind my name are not what makes what I do effective. The results come from my understanding and implementation of the principals I have learned that could have been acquired from reading a book or observing others at a park. I have been teaching and coaching for over two decades. Happy, confident, transformed clients speak to my education and training.  For those who want more, here are some of my relevant experience.

  • Naval officer with 30 years of service acquiring solid leadership, mentoring, problem-solving communication, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Master of Business Administration with the know-how for entrepreneurs, C-level executives, and career development mentoring.
  • Certified Clinical, Transpersonal and Interpersonal Hypnotherapist and Area Director for the Institute of Interpersonal Hypnotherapy.
  • Award Winning Author for Spirit Guide Connections 101 – Basics and Exercises for Beginners
  • Author of five self-help books. Three available on Amazon
  • Founder and CEO of Heart Centered Institute personal and professional development company
  • Co-founder of Hands of Heart Enterprises for young adults on the autism spectrum.
  • Board of Directors for Care Warriors. Inc – a non-profit that provides support to at risk individuals with intellectual and developmental differences.
  • Certified speaker, presenter, and corporate workshop trainer.
  • Talk show host of Spiritually Speaking, A Higher Realm and Time on the Couch with Dee Woolridge
  • Frequent podcast guest on mindset, resilience, and communication
  • Sought after keynote speaker for conferences and workshops. Clients include: Zappos, City of San Antonio, Oklahoma State, Department of Veterans Affairs, City of Austin and other groups, civic organizations, universities, ministries and corporations.
  • Nominated for New York Life’s Most Influential Woman of the Year 2021.
  • Master Mind leader for women entrepreneurs
  • Group Coaching facilitator
  • Mother of a daughter with special needs, married to a retired U.S. Marine and stepmom to three bonus sons.
  • Number nine of 13 siblings.
  • Post breast cancer thriver.

Education, Certifications, Training and Affiliations