At twenty six years old, De’Anna was a single, working Mom feeling lost and afraid. She knew she had potential but often felt overwhelmed by her own lack of self confidence.
It was when De’Anna discovered Hypnosis as a career pathway that she started to make progress.
She was in awe of the transformation you can make with Hypnosis. To begin, she used it as a peak performance tool on herself to overcome a fear of public speaking, weight issues and many other limiting childhood beliefs that kept her feeling powerless. Her goal was to become a success and help her son become successful too.
De’Anna became a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist at the San Diego Institute of Hypnosis with the intent to perform as a Hypnotist Edutainer and Keynote Speaker. Her very first paid, professional presentation was for the United States Marine Corps in 1998. Since then Fortune 500 companies such as Aflac, Mercury Insurance, Coldwell Banker, EMC, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Harley Davidson and more have brought her in to learn insights about the incredible power of the mind and how to stay focused on a meaningful result. De’Anna delivers her signature process through an edutaining format of storytelling and experiential Hypnosis.
In 2004 on a big stage in Canada performing for almost 10,000 people, De’Anna found herself in a full circle moment. She was opening for her favorite childhood band Cheap Trick (fun clips here ). With the sound of the crowd roaring, crazed fans jumping up and down to be chosen for her show, it was the moment she realized she was owning the stage confidently. She knew it was because she had stepped into her dream and did the mindset work to truly overcome those early limiting beliefs.
Continuing her education to earn a Certification in Humanistic Neuro-Linguistic Psychology as a Certified Coach through the Life Design Institute, she focused her unique training style toward health initiatives. Hundreds have quit a life-long addiction to nicotine in her program called the Great SmokeFree Rally sponsored by the California Department of Health and Human Services. In another project, De’Anna wrote her own curriculum and produced a program for working professionals and women across America. Ladies shed 20 to 120 pounds using Hypnosis and peak performance techniques. One of her most celebrated clients was featured on the front page of the Huffington Post with a life-transformation (article here). She shed 105 pounds, got out of a troubled marriage, let go of childhood sexual abuse trauma, quit a going-nowhere job and doubled her income in sales, all as a result of the mindset work she did with De’Anna Nunez.
De'Anna is the soon-to-be-published Author of The F.I.T. Method: Your Healthiest Mind and Body for Work and Life, as well as #1 Best Seller, Selling with Synchronicity with acclaimed Speaker and Sales Coach, Ursula Mentjes. She has also written several ebook publications on mindset, subconscious health, and goal setting; And, made the Top 10 readership list on Active.com with her articles on mind-body health. Garnering interest from the media, De’Anna has appeared as a Guest Expert Hypnotist for CBS, ABC, NBC and Fox affiliates, as well as radio shows and podcasts.
Over the last decade, De’Anna has completed over 50 half, full and ultra-marathons, and credits those experiences as the framework to an advanced level of the mindset techniques she teaches today.
Her clients are diverse. The work she does as a High Performance Hypnotist has lead her to contract with every Marine Corps Base in America, as well as bases in Japan, Okinawa and South Korea. She’s worked with Olympic Athletes to C-suite Executives to sales teams. Just recently, she completed her 18th successful contract speaking and edutaining in over twenty-three countries for Norwegian Cruise Lines.
Her mission is to wake up one million people to their most vital mind knowing it leads to higher levels of confidence, productivity and personal fulfillment in their work and lives.
Downtown sunny San Diego is the heart where De’Anna calls home enjoying an urban, active lifestyle with her husband, kids, and dog Nacho. That little boy she wanted success for all those years ago is now fulfilling his childhood dream as a California Firefighter-Engineer Paramedic. They all consider him their family hero.
More than 20 years of work with the human psyche have solidified my belief that every individual is powerful beyond measure. Whether working individually or within an organization, it is my quest to affirm that belief through heart-connected work that shifts my clients into purpose-driven people that contribute greatly to their work, their health and their life. Those who are working with me choose to be the kind of people who strengthen communities by showing up in their state of peak performance, which I lovingly refer to as your Vital Mind.
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