Dea Irby

Selected Speaker Topics Include:

  • Claim Your People at Work: How Inclusive Leaders Keep Employees Engaged and Productive – In this talk, Dea shares her 5 Facets of Magnetic Leadership to expose the bottom line causes of the Great Resignation and how to keep your best people from leaving for greener pastures. There are workshops and team activities available for this topic as well.
  • 3 Components of a Yawn-Free Meeting – Dea teaches how to create FIT Meetings, those that are full of value, where the team knows where they’re going and where they came from, and leave the attendees energized and ready to implement the tasks the meeting outlined. She has shared this topic in-person and online, to rave reviews.
  • Connecting is More Powerful Than Collecting – Dea is a Master Networker and has Built Communities of Professionals and Supporters several times. This talk about fostering relationships instead of gathering business cards and data is ideal for Networking Groups and Chambers of Commerce.

Originally from Mississippi, Dea Irby has lived in 5 Southern states, in 15+ different homes serving churches with her pastor-husband, owning & operating a tea room, and now as a Realtor® in North Carolina. The common thread throughout her life is building real community wherever she has lived: in the home with 8 children, in their churches, and in her businesses.

She is a TEDx Speaker (The Magic of the Meal), a published author (A Dollop and a Pinch: Recipes and Stories from the Baron York, An Ox in Your Kitchen: A Devotional Journal for Young Mothers, Like Dew on the Grass: A Devotional Journal for Women Seeking God, Molding Global Citizens: a Guide for Parents, Nurturing Visionary Dreamers: a Guide for Parents,) and a contributing author in 9/11 That Beautiful Broken Day and in three Chicken Soup for the Soul Collections (Set Outside Your Comfort Zone, The Forgiveness Fix, and Believe in Angels.)

Now an award winning speaker, she is also a frequent podcast guest, finally an empty nester after 45 years, and occasional sprint triathlon participant.