Hi there, I am Deborah Dickinson The Feminine Warrior
From my personal life experiences I know that as we move through the varying stages of life we build up a suit of armour and belief systems that no longer serve us and that’s why I created the “Remove Your Armour” program. If I had known in those toughest moments, feeling alone, unsure, frustrated and overwhelmed that it was possible to move through these quickly I would have reached where I am today much earlier. It is my desire and heartfelt plea that every one of you that has felt those moments and like me, allowed yourself to stay there too long, join the program so you too can be more confident and empowered by your absolute certainty of who you are (who you have always been) and now understand that everything you desired is all very possible. Living life on your terms.
I am from New Zealand and I am of Maori Descent, Te Taangata whenua Aotearoa (the indigenous people of New Zealand). I was brought up in a small country town near the top of the North Island of New Zealand. I was surrounded by nature, beauty and freedom. I was fortunate to be nurtured by my grandparents and my great grandmother therefore I was draped in the wairua of my tupuna’s (the spirits of my ancestors). I absolutely loved my childhood. I was this little girl living in my feminine core.
But one day, what started out to be just like every other day changed dramatically, all the freedom and beauty was gone there was now only fear, darkness and insecurity. My mother was taken from our family in a fatal accident, I was 11 and my sister had not long turned 1. What followed were months of chaos and uncertainty until my dear father coming to the only conclusion he thought was right at the time and met our stepmother to be and life got even harder, the ripple effect this created is evident in my teenage years;
- 15 I ran away from home
- 16 I was pregnant
- 17 I was married
- 19 we were separated
- 21 I moved to Sydney Australia with my partner, at the time and his family
Moving to Australia was a chance for a new beginning, in some ways it did provide this however on reflection not much had really changed. I was repeating the same patterns, letting my limiting beliefs strangle the hope I had for growth.
In my late twenties things did start to finally change, I started a job that would take me from the factory floor to General Manger, I had found something that I could be successful at but this also came at a price, I didn’t realise the sacrifices I was making for myself or forcing on my family.
In my mind being offered the position of General Manager was a symbol of success.
I had made it, the last 2 decades was now all worth it, so it was time to pack up and move interstate to start living my dream, it took some time to realise this wasn’t my dream at all.
Within 18months of moving the business was sold by the owners. This triggered a flow of thoughts, conversations in my head, was I really good at what I do, what would I do now, I have only done this, am I good enough. I took time off and as they say, a change is as good as a holiday, so I started with a new company to find validation in my abilities. It didn’t offer me fulfilment and I would eventually change jobs another three times, the thoughts and conversations kept getting louder and louder with each move I made.
My life was falling to pieces, the only stability I had was a very supportive and loving husband. So, when I went to him and said I wanted to go and do a 7 day full immersion Neuro Linguistic Programming course to breakthrough all my limiting beliefs, all he asked me was, “is this what you really want?”. That was the biggest and most impactful life changing decision I had ever made ( I would go on to complete several more training courses to become a certified practitioner and coach). Having to deep dive and give myself permission to unwind as part of the process allowed me to reconnect with my inner self.
Now I had purpose and knew my direction, I was emerging as the conscious creator, empowered with absolute certainty of who I was and my true worth.
This is why I created the “Remove Your Armour” program.
Helping you find what you truly want out of life
My mission in life is to build a foundation to help school children in regional areas of New Zealand and Australia to have the same opportunities regardless of being disadvantaged by financial restrictions. I want every child to discover their talents and dreams.