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Debbie Gisonni's Biography

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Jan 2008

Debbie Gisonni is a best selling author, speaker, happiness expert, columnist, spokesperson and former corporate executive.

Debbie knows first-hand how to find true happiness, especially during life’s darkest moments. At the height of her executive career, her personal life was derailed by the unexpected loss of four family members in four years. Debbie drew upon her inner strength to embrace her ordeal and, in the process, realized she wasn’t the Queen Bee she once thought, in control of every aspect of her life, but rather an ordinary Goddess with the power to be happy no matter what path life took her on. She later boldly left her 15-year career and started her own company (Real Life Lessons®) and the goddessofhappiness.com web site to help people navigate the ups and downs of everyday life from the ecstatic to the tragic and everything in between. Her mission is to make life easier and happier whether that’s inspiring someone to follow a dream or sharing a simple pasta recipe. (She’s a total Italian “foodie”).

Debbie is the author of the national best seller, The Goddess of Happiness: A Down-to-Earth Guide for Heavenly Balance and Bliss and Vita’s Will: Real Life Lessons about Life Death & Moving On. She is a contributing author to If Women Ruled the World, How to Create the World We Want to Live In, and her articles have appeared in publications such as The San Francisco Chronicle, Simplycity, Living in Balance, and Nonprofit World.

Debbie has been a guest on numerous radio and TV shows across the country, and has been featured in publications such as The San Jose Mercury News, The Dallas Morning News, The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, Woman’s World, Elle Girl, American Way, and Better Homes & Gardens. She is an experienced speaker who has addressed audiences of all kinds from corporate to women’s groups to teen girls.

Originally from The Bronx, New York, Debbie now lives on the west coast with her two biggest passions in life—her husband and dogs. Other passions include but are not limited to cooking & entertaining, physical fitness, clothes, shoes, painting, interior design, feng shui, dancing, and laughing out loud.


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