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Deborah Roth

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Life & Career Transition Coach, Relationship Guide, Interfaith Minister
Experience in my field since: 1996
I enjoy my work as: Coach - Individuals, Coach - Groups, Coach - Organizations, Book Author, Blogger, Video Content Creator, Podcast Guest, Public Speaker, Workshop Facilitator, Online Course Provider, Online Services Provider, In Person Services Provider, Virtual Events Creator, Virtual Events Presenter, In Person Events Creator, In Person Events Participant, Corporate Wellness Specialist, Participant in Collaborative Projects, Mentor, Volunteer
My Specialties: Mental Health, Stress Management, Employee Assistance Programs, Life-work Balance, Health Coaching, Physical Environment, Life & Career Transistions, Creating Positive Change, Psychological Safety

Monthly New Moon SisterCircles for Self-Care and Empowerment, brought to you to you in partnership with Deborah Roth, WomanSpirit Coach, Interfaith Minister, and Wellness Universe Group Leader exclusively for Wellness for All programming for The Wellness Universe. Enroll Now

Beginning 9/27 we gather monthly to locate, heal and re-claim the Divine Feminine in ourselves and in our society. When we come together,  we celebrate our connection to the lunar cycles, to the earth and to each other, through movement, song, personal sharing and magical play. Each month, we’ll focus on a different theme, drawing on the energy of that New Moon.


Hi — I’m Deborah Roth, Founder of Spirited Living™, dedicated to supporting dynamic women and men to transform their lives, work and relationships. You can check out my intro video, created especially for the Wellness Universe, at:

I’m an Interfaith Minister, Spiritual Life & Career Transition Coach, Relationship Coach, and Mental Fitness Coach with over 45 years of experience coaching, training and speaking in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors, for large corporations and small businesses.  Nowadays, I work primarily with overwhelmed, under-nurtured women (and a few good men), guiding them through all kinds of  life and career transitions so that they can make big changes in their lives and a lasting difference in the world. I offer lots of powerful, structured programs for groups and individuals, and speak, teach, and write on the subjects of women’s empowerment, radical self-care, practical spirituality, conscious relationships, managing life’s big changes… to name a few.

And as a Relationship CoachI’ve supported hundreds of singles to attract their ideal partners and couples to create and sustain passionate, fulfilling life partnerships. I’m certified through the Relationship Coaching Institute where I’m licensed to offer their powerful “Conscious Dating” program for singles and several couples coaching programs, including “Conscious Relationships” for pre-committed couples” and “Partners in Life” for married couples.

I recently completed the one-year coach training through Positive Intelligence™ and am now working with groups and individuals to improve their “mental fitness”. These breakthrough, research-based tools strengthen the part of your brain that serves you and quiet the part that sabotages you. You handle life’s challenges with a more positive mindset, and less stress.

In addition, as a licensed Inter-faith Minister, I love creating unique, powerful wedding ceremonies and was the only wedding officiant on Modern Bride’s list of “Top 25 Trendsetters in the Wedding Industry”, as well as serving on their Advisory Board. My Master’s thesis explored the power of transformative ritual, so I’m also passionate about designing creative, meaningful rituals for individuals and families wishing to mark other important life passages as well, including baby blessings, Coming of Age ceremonies for teenage girls, and “Croning” rituals for vibrant older women.

For the past 25 years, I’ve facilitated monthly New Moon SisterCircles, Full Moon TeleMeditations (over the phone), a year-long Women’s Spirituality program (from 2000-2010), and most recently a 3-month SpiritedWomen Empowerment coaching program. I’m the author of 2 books – The Authentic Woman PlayBook, and Circle of One: the Art of becoming a Self-centered Woman (both available on my website,  and have been featured in the New York Times, New York Newsday, Modern Bride, Seventeen Magazine, and Utne magazine, as well as appearing on NBC’s Today Show, Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and the Learning Channel’s (TLC) A Wedding Story.

I also re-activated my YouTube channel in mid-2020 and have been posting what I call  #innergoddessteam videos every week, highlighting Goddess archetypes from cultures all over the world. I passionately believe that only by embracing the qualities of the Divine Feminine can we powerfully shift the energy of this over-burdened planet. Some of those divinely feminine traits include compassion, collaboration, nurturing, allowing yourself to be vulnerable, honoring your emotions, trusting your intuition, celebrating your body, connecting with (vs. exploiting) nature.

I live in New York City with my husband of 40+ years, and our two grown sons, two wonderful daughters-in-law, and two yummy granddaughter, all living nearby, which means I’ve had ongoing “on-the-job” parenting experience as well as navigating the ebbs and flows of maintaining and nurturing a successful, long-term relationship. And in my “spare” time, I practice yoga, barre or pilates 6 days/week, sing in a terrific women’s chorus (the Soharmoniums) and I’m a lay leader in my local Unitarian church. I’ve also participated in two very special women’s circles for the past 10 years… a prayer group with 6 other coaches that meets once a month on the phone, and a “live” group of 8 amazing women that also meets once/month to elevate our own vibration and that of the planet. We call ourselves the “Spirit Shifters”!

Awards and Affiliations

A little extra information for those of you who like to know more background details and credentials 🙂 … prior to starting Spirited Living™  in the late 90s, I spent 13 years in the business world as an Employee Benefits Consultant (the longest stint as an Asst. VP at TIAA/CREF), and then for the next 7 years, as co-owner of a successful family-owned children's music business. I have a BA in Psychology and Education from Mount Holyoke College and a Master’s degree in Psychology from Lesley University in Boston. I’m a certified graduate of both Coach University and the Relationship Coaching Institute and have been awarded the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) designation from the International Coach Federation.

Causes and Organizations

I’m particularly proud of the fact that I founded a charitable theater group in 2009 whose mission is to raise awareness and funds to end violence against women and girls globally and locally through creative projects (theater and dance productions, concerts, and art shows). We’ve raised more than $200,000 to date and you can learn more about us at

Certifications and Credentials
    • MA in Psychology (specializing in Transpersonal Counseling and Women’s Spirituality)
    • Certified graduate of both Coach University and the Relationship Coaching Institute
    • Awarded the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) designation from the International Coach Federation.
    • Completed 1-year Mental Fitness Coach training through Positive Intelligence™
    • Joyely Global Ambassador for the "Chair of Joy" Experience
    • Ordained Interfaith Minister, performing hundreds of weddings over the last 20 years
    • Author of two e-books  –Circle of One: the Art of becoming a Self-centered Woman and The Authentic Woman Playbook: Daily Discoverings of your Divine Feminine

    *** And, as a WU Best Help featured member, I offer sliding scale and reduced rates on my one on one sessions for individuals and couples, based on need -- let's talk!

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