About Us

Hi, I’m TerDawn DeBoe, but you can call me Dawn. I’m the founder of Creative Entrepreneur Academy.

I’ve been a full-time Entrepreneur now for five years and boy, has it been one heck of a journey. I’ve been been drawn to music, creativity, and Entrepreneurship all of my life, but went through five (yes five) different major, close to 20 different jobs, and countless days of misery that lead me back to exactly where I’m supposed to be…after being fired on my day off.

I started my Digital Marketing Agency, InnovativEdge Marketing (now known as Creative Thought Solutions) which has provided services for major corporations and 100’s of other businesses all across the country.

I’ve grown my from a one-woman show to a team of six people specializing in finding creative solutions for companies and helping them accelerate their growth. I’m now considered the go-to expert when it comes to finding creative ways to bring a vision to life while assisting each company in reaching their goals.

BUT…It wasn’t always like this

After becoming a teen mom, I graduated early on the honor roll and got two jobs. All I knew how to do was “hustle” because I had someone depending on me. Becoming an Entrepreneur increased my hustle and I found myself becoming a workaholic trying to figure out how to make my business work. The harder I worked, the more I drove myself and everyone around me crazy and still ended up burned out and broke. There are so many mistakes I’ve made, people I’ve disappointed, losses I had to endure, and many many MANY valuable lessons I’ve learned along the way.

My three biggest lessons were

1. Alignment

If I I’m not truly in alignment with myself and the Creator of the Universe, I am out of alignment with everything in my life.

2. Legacy

Having three children by the age of 21 taught me that I need to build something that I can pass down to them. I’m the only one that can do what I was put on earth to do and that is something I take very seriously.

3. Abundance

It’s not enough to just be on earth and leave without ever really living. Abundance in health, wealth, love, and joy are not just a dangling carrot that can never be caught. It’s possible to live your best live NOW!

In October 2016, I founded the Creative Entrepreneur Academy to teach entrepreneurs what I wish I would have known from the very beginning, how to start and accelerate their business growth while making consistent cash. Hustling can bring a dollar for the day, but building a business that works for YOU will bring wealth, freedom, and the impact you desire for a lifetime.

Through the academy, I have been able to offer live classes, home-study courses, and mentorship. I’ve also been able to reach close to 1000 Entrepreneurs in over 9 different countries. It is my hearts desire that you will be able to learn about entrepreneurship in a relatable way that allows you to take what works and apply it alongside other Entrepreneurs just like you.

Hey! I'm Shalah and I am the owner of Conscious Consulting, LLC a company designed to turn your ideas into action steps.

I’m Shalah and I am the owner of Conscious Consulting, LLC a company designed to turn your ideas into action steps. I launched in 2015 and by 2016 Conscious Consulting was my sole income. I have a Masters Degree in Public Administration and over a decade of experience with program management and curriculum writing. Above all of that, I am the mother of an incredible six year old son.

Often I look back and wonder how did I get to this point of entrepreneurship and what on Earth would I teach those who are considering it.

Well first, DO IT NOW. Secondly, do it RIGHT!

So when did this become my plan? Honestly I can’t tell you when I was ready but I can pinpoint when I knew I wasn’t happy. The long pauses in the car every morning dreading coming in. The intentional avoidance of coworkers. The moments where I couldn’t be present for important events because I was “out of paid time”. I am confident it was when I worked endlessly on an audit during the loss of a dear friend and couldn’t leave to go to the hospital. I felt stuck. Too unhappy to focus truly on my dreams but too financially dependent to leave. I had a son, leaving was just not worth the financial risk. Right?

But then it happened.

I was called into the HR office and told just weeks after my greatest compliance victory that effective next week my current job position was ending. In just 7 days I would no longer have health insurance or be able to afford childcare for my then three year old son. It was in that moment that I learned the most valuable lesson of my life. The greatest risk of all is placing all of your financial eggs inside one basket of employment. In one week I had to do the impossible, HIRE MYSELF.

I now work full time helping individuals like yourself turn ideas into action steps.

We are Human-Centered.

We believe that being aware of who you are and tapping into your Creative Genius Factor will result in you creating a life you love and the freedom you desire to make an impact and leave a lasting legacy.

We are Action-Orientated.

We don’t believe in just consuming information that leaves you stuck, paralyzed, and unable to move forward. We believe in holding one another accountable and applying the knowledge is what really results in transformation in your life and business.

We encourage Open and Appreciative Communication.

Through open and appreciative communication, you get to learn to value what is there in any given situation. You learn that in communicating your perceptions openly, you can connect to yourself and others. This is how we can create real understanding.

How can we help?

We are here to help you succeed and enjoy your business journey. Here are the kinds of things you’ll find going on here.

Weekly videos:

Video covering topics from how to develop your ideas to how to properly market them and create systems to build your business.

The iCreate Group:

An online community where you can mingle with like-minded individuals and get the support you need to succeed. This will also be where you receive accountability to reach your goals.

iCreate Online U:

We host live, online and offline classes which discusses how create a strategy for your business, how to market your business on social media, how to generate more leads, traffic and sales through the internet, how to create your own branding for your business.

CEA Facebook Page:

Our Facebook page is where you can get shots of inspiration throughout the day.

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