Meet Dr. DJ

Dr. Deborah “Dr. DJ” Johnson-Blake is the CEO of The Writing Pad, a writing, editing, and consulting firm focusing on helping clients solve their writing and editing challenges. This tenacious and extroverted leader provides personal and professional development training and time management coaching. She is an award-winning assistant professor, dissertation research chair, and a subject matter expert at Liberty University. She is a servant leader whose life’s purpose is simply serving others.


She is the 2021 American Business Woman of the American Business Women's Association (ABWA) and a 2021 Top Ten Business Woman of ABWA as well as a past president of the Douglas County Charter Chapter of ABWA. Dr. DJ is the recipient of several awards including the Georgia Continuing Education Association's 2021 Exemplary Contribution Service Award, the 2020-2021 Shining Star for the Junior League of Douglas County, 2020 Douglas County Chamber of Commerce Diplomat of the Year, and the 2020 Collaborator Award sponsored by the Business Women Empowerment Project/Women on the MOVE. She also holds memberships in and serves on several boards and committees including the Partners in Education of Douglas County, Beyond the Front Porch, the Junior League of Douglas County, the Georgia Association for Women in Higher Education, the Georgia Continuing Education Association, and American Business Women's Association.


This self-proclaimed, Time Management Diva is committed to helping people improve productivity and efficiency and is a leading authority on time management. She is a certified time management and life coach and best-selling author of 52 Time Management H.A.C.K.S. On a Saturday, you might find Dr. DJ cooking a delicious meal or hosting a dance party to Chaka Khan’s I Am Every Woman because living life on purpose is her mantra. Follow Dr. Deborah Johnson-Blake on social at @djohnsonblake every Tuesday for time management tips. Visit or to order autographed copies of her books and learn ways she can help you become more time-efficient.  


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