Hi -- I'm Deborah Roth, Founder of Spirited Living™, dedicated to supporting dynamic women and men to transform their lives, work and relationships.
I'm an Interfaith Minister, Spiritual Life/Career Transition Coach, and Relationship Coach with over 40 years 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 Coach, I’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.
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 20 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, www.SpiritedLiving.com) 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 live in New York City with my husband of 35+ years, and our two grown sons, two wonderful daughters-in-law, and one 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 go to a yoga, barre or pilates class 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 twice a month on the phone, and a "live" group of 8 amazing women that 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 $165,000 to date and you can learn more about us at www.4thUArtivists.com.