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My Professional Bio:

Debra Trappen (tray-pen) is a sought-after strategist, best-selling author, 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…


empowerment coach * professional speaker * personal development author * soultank specialist * wine lover * relationship builder * moxie mentor * truth teller * network connector * experience creator * natural promoter * sassy storyteller * idea stormer * life photographer * confidence booster * energy sparker * bold believer * husband lover * ignited entrepreneur * tech/sci-fi geek * raised by a computer nerd and a power woman

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!


As well as a life 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.


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®!



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