“A true inspiration”
Audiences come away awakened, driven, moved and compelled to break down the barriers of life. Deedee is extremely genuine, passionate and someone I consider to be a true inspiration.
CEO, USA Track & Field
“DeeDee has the power to move the soul and the hearts of the many!”
Whenever DeeDee is making her speech, no matter if it’s in front of a small group or thousands of people, everybody leaves that place with a touched soul. Her story is amazing on its own, but the way she delivers it is simply fantastic. She adapts to the audience, young or old, good or bad English, everybody understands the story and she makes it very personal.
President, EF Japan
“Real, Relevant and Restorative!”
The speech DeeDee gave was real, relevant and restorative! The young people and myself could not move. We felt her talking to us! Afterwards we felt we could accomplish anything if we just keep the faith and believe.
Commissioner Larry Johnson
Dekalb County District 3
“Absolutely mind blowing. It truly inspired our lives!”
Having the opportunity to listen to DeeDee speak was absolutely mind blowing. It made me cry and laugh, it was so inspiring; But what her message did for my 12-year-old daughter literally amazed me. She became a new person and started to attack everything she did with a positive mentality I had never seen in her before. DeeDee’s message has defiantly stayed with us as we continue to live our lives. Thanks DeeDee.
Head Coach, Major Impact Track & Field Organization
“Talk about going for the gold!”
DeeDee delivers her message like she is going for the gold! Everyone left talking about the presentation and are now motivated to do great things this year. DeeDee is a professional and a star. She is a true pro!
CTAE Administrator, DeKalb County
“Amazing athlete but an even more amazing person”
I can’t even begin to describe how much you’ve inspired me. You’ve been such an amazing role model and you are a pure example of what I aspire to be when I grow up. Thank you for being such an admiral human being, and thank you for never giving up because it’s inspired me to never give up.
High School Student, NY
“A story of triumph through unswerving pertinacity.”
Deedee Trotter presents her story of triumph in a candid and inspiring way that leaves the audience inspired to relentlessly pursue their dreams.
Her energy and humor infuses her unique message in a truly unparalleled manner.
If you are ready to take your life to another level, this speech is a must hear.
3X Olympian, Director of Sports Bermuda
“Captivating, uplifting and unbelievably powerful!”
When you hear DeeDee Trotter speak, you will leave a changed person. Her high-energy lights up a room and you can’t help being completely drawn in. Her presentation is riveting, inspiring, extremely motivating, captivating, uplifting and unbelievably powerful! She will leave you wanting to hear more, but most of all you will leave wanting to be more. You will leave believing that anything is possible. You can, You must, You will!
CEO, Holden Homes Property Management
“I will never forget, I CAN, I MUST, I WILL!”
Your lecture was unlike any lecture I've heard, I really enjoyed hearing it!
It was so inspiring to hear the story of a great Olympian and I will never forget the life lessons you shared with all of us.
Student at Miyazaki Gukuen, Japan
“A blueprint for Life”
DeeDee’s life lessons transcend sports. It is a must-hear for any kid that wants to succeed in sports and life. It’s educational, inspirational, and eye-opening.
Jearl Miles Clark
Gold medalist Five-time Olympian
“Magical words of empowerment”
After listening to Deedee Trotter speak you will feel like there is nothing you can’t do if you set your mind to it. The words from her message will really bless your life. She speaks from experience, with love and passion. Her strong presence and spiritual energy fills the room and captivates the audience. You will definitely leave motivated to accomplish your goals and dreams, by any means necessary! I Can. I Must. I Will!
Born Leader Ent. CEO/ President
“Dancing, cheering and on the edge of their seats!”
DeeDee Trotter connected with students so quickly and profoundly, it almost seemed unreal. Her presentation was insightful, funny, and moving. Students were alternately dancing, cheering, and on the edge of their seats, eyes wide. If you are expecting an athlete to come and parade her medal accomplishments, this is not that. DeeDee’s presentation is so powerful because she leans into her struggles, always connecting them to life in ways the audience can relate to. It was the best presentation to students I’d ever seen.
Director of Multimedia, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
“Thank you so much!”
DeeDee, I love you so much and it was so great meeting you. You are a great inspiration for young children and teens. You seriously changed me.
Student at Aragon Middle, TX
“DeeDee Trotter passed the baton to the student-athletes!”
The parents, students, coaches, and administrators were moved by DeeDee’s powerful speech she gave during our Spring Sports Banquet. She spoke with passion and a sincere purpose that moved everyone in the room. She lit flames and reignited wicks as she shared her road to success. We were all deeply moved by her powerful words.
Assistant Principal, Clarkston High School
“Your message will forever be etched in the minds of those that got to witness it.”
The students are still talking about the impact your message made. You came through and gave them your energy and they felt it all the way. Even the students that did not get the opportunity to attend the assembly have heard about the power you brought to us! Your impact is far reaching! I cannot begin to fully express how grateful we are for the gift of your presence here at Drew. The message, the books, it was all so wonderful. We appreciate you greatly and hope that you felt the love and energy back from us! Your message will forever be etched in the minds of those that got to witness it.
Project Facilitator, Charles R. Drew Charter School
“Like nourishment for your forgotten dreams.”
Listening to DeeDee makes even your wildest childhood dreams feel possible again. It makes you want to be bold and brave and put it all out there for the world to appreciate. For a generation of young Japanese, who have lost their dreams, this kind of experience is exactly what is needed.
Academic Director EF Japan
“YOU really CAN, YOU really MUST, and YOU honestly WILL!”
Who would've known the words "I can, I must, I will" would change my life for the better. DeeDee helped me unlock my REAL inner self and remove my fears. I will forever be grateful, happy, that I had a chance to meet her. It has literally changed the direction of my life.
Student at Decatur High School
DeeDee’s story really moved me! I now believe I am capable of giving my very best at everything I do. I truly cherish what she taught me.
Student at Miyazaki Municipal university, Japan
“Your story smacked me in the face and woke me up.”
Those words; “I can. I must. I will.” Those words are who I “used to be.” I recognized the person I was and I have no idea of the person who is me today. That changed at 11:17 this morning. Thank you. I have work to do. I have things to accomplish. I have a life to grab by the throat. I have failures to learn from. And most of all... I can. I must. I WILL!
Drama and Graphic Design Instructor, Peachtree Academy
“The Wisdom she left with us was priceless”
DeeDee speaks to the forgotten, the discouraged-hero and the superstar that feels less confident. She reminded me that if a mountain shows up in the path of my destiny, just go around or over it! I Can. I must. I will!
NFL All Pro | Former 12 year NFL veteran
Every interaction with DeeDee is guaranteed to change the trajectory of your life.
You’ll soar higher than you originally thought, and reactivate the dreamer within you. DeeDee’s words of wisdom shifts the dynamics in your life, pushing you to hold yourself to a higher standard. She empowers us all to reframe our vision and give purpose to your passion. Be transformed as DeeDee leaves an indelible heart-print in the fabric of your destiny.