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Meet Dr. DJ

Dr. Deborah "Dr. DJ" Johnson-Blake is the CEO of The Writing Pad, LLC, 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 subject matter expert at Liberty University. She is a servant leader whose life's purpose is simply serving others.  


She is honored to have been selected as the 2021 American Business Woman of the American Business Women's Association (ABWA) and a 2021 Top Ten Business Woman of ABWA. She serves as the 2022-2023 ABWA Ambassador Steering Committee Representative and is a past president of the Douglas County Charter Chapter of ABWA. 


Dr. Johnson-Blake serves on several boards including Chair of Partners in Education of Douglas County, Inc., and board member of Beyond the Front Porch. She is a member of the Junior League of Douglas County and the Douglas County Chamber of Commerce. Dr. DJ serves as a Douglas County Chamber of Commerce Diplomat and is its 2020 Diplomat of the Year. She is a founding member of the National Council of Negro Women Northwest Georgia Section, the 2023-2024 board member of the Georgia Association for Women in Higher Education (GAWHE) and serves as its Parliamentarian, and is a member of the Georgia Continuing Education Association. She is a board member of the Hospital Authority Board of Douglas County and the Wellstar Regional Health boards. She has been recognized in the Who's Who in Black Atlanta publication and is an approved subject of biographical record in Who's Who in America. Dr. Johnson-Blake was bestowed the inaugural 2022 EncourageHer award by the Douglas County Chamber of Commerce among receiving other recognitions. She is a notary and a member of the National Notary 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, a member of the International Federation of Coaching, and the best-selling author of 52 Time Management HACKS. 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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The Coach Foundation has recognized Dr. Deborah Johnson-Blake's expertise as a Time Management Coach by selecting her as a top coach. - March 2023

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