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My Professional Bio:

Debra Trappen (tray-pen) is a sought-after intuitive consultant, best-selling author, stealth executive recruiter,  podcaster, professional keynote speaker, and respected voice of women’s empowerment movements. She is known for her signature “truth, wrapped in grace, with sides of sass, moxie, and fire” way of communicating and engaging her beloved communities.


When she is not idea-storming her next adventure, reading-writing-recording in her Fire Up! studio, or sprinkling moxie from the stage – you will find her walking Lizzie her JackChi pup along the water’s edge, editing photos, watching Sci-Fi and 80’s flicks, or traveling and wine tasting with her husband and besties!


Her first book, Fire Up! Taking Your Life and Business to 11 and the Fire Up! Podcast are both accessible on her website. When you are ready to live your best life out loud, on purpose, and on your own terms – reach out and connect.


She dares you.

I love to shine in these roles and sprinkle these sparkles…


leadership consultant * intuitive guide * keynote speaker * passionate writer * relationship builder * moxie mentor * truth-teller * retreat creator * natural promoter * sassy storyteller * idea stormer * life photographer * confidence booster * energy sparker * bold believer * husband lover * ignited entrepreneur

* raised by a computer nerd and a power woman

* lover of wild, wise women, soul sessions, haikus, books, magic, moxie, tea + wine

I am working on my next collaborative project MoxieOnFire.com that will be digging into topics like:

  • Releasing Self-Limiting Beliefs
  • Embracing Forgiveness
  • Sparking The Sizzle In Your Soul
  • Taming Your Self-Talk
  • Slaying The Sorry
  • Trusting The Divine Process
  • Sharing Your Soul’s Truth
  • Succeeding On Your Terms
  • Learning, Leading + Loving YOUR Lionesses
  • Believing You Are Worthy
  • Falling In Love With Your Life

strategist * best-selling author * podcaster * professional keynote speaker * respected voice of women’s empowerment movements



I’m Debra. My last name is Trappen (pronounced: tray-pen).


Thank you for stopping by to learn a bit more about me and my story!


Sharing my knowledge, experience, and zest for life to inspire others to take their lives, businesses and attitudes to another level and focusing them on defining it all based on their values is what FIRES ME UP and gets me jumping out of bed every single morning.


In 2002, I defined my purpose:
I fire people up!


My vision statement:
I live to ignite passion, infuse purpose, and inspire progress by connecting, engaging, elevating, and empowering the magnificent relationships and brilliant ideas in my world.


When asked what I am all about… here is my reply:
I speak truth wrapped in grace with divine sides of sass, moxie, and fire!


I started d11 in 2012, wrote my first #moxiememo in 2013, my first book in 2015, launched an eCourse for The Radical Entrepreneur in early 2018, and in 2019 launched the “Empowering You” program for the WomanUP!® Academy with the California Association of REALTORS®!

In 2020, I spoke at and hosted over 100 virtual events including FB Lives, Webinars, Wisdom Series, and conferences. I also launched a new podcast series called “Spill the Tea” with Molly McKinley, as well as planned/executed an extraordinarily well-received, 3-day conference for the WomanUP!® community on the VirBELA platform!


I am a passionate humanist who seeks to create more opportunities to bring a balance between feminine and masculine energy at every leadership table. This fuels my work leading the WomanUP!® Movement and has inspired me to vision cast my next collaboration project MoxieOnFire.com.