hello! i’m deanna
Artist, author, certified enneagram mentor
I’m a Kentucky artist, retired attorney, Enneagram certified educator and momma. I’m obsessed with adding joy and hope back into growth and relationships.
I haven’t always had a business and life filled with joy, though. In fact, for years I struggled to craft what I thought was the perfect life.
When I started my career as a lawyer I thought that going to law school and being a lawyer would lead to my dream job, but in truth, it left me exhausted and overwhelmed, and valuing my worth by the number of hours I worked. After my children started school, I started an online business but just couldn’t get it to take off. My marriage was good, but just felt like it was missing something. My anxiety would spiral out of control, leaving me feeling overwhelmed and paralyzed.
It seemed like I always on the edge of creating better life. I wanted to change, but I just didn’t know where to start. I started lettering inspirational quotes, invested in a few online courses, tried to journal my feelings, but I still felt stuck.
Little did I know then that diving deeper into my personality and what makes me tick would lead me to the life I dreamed about. It helped skyrocket my business from around 5K instagram followers to over 100K in just a little over a year. It also helped me grow my business, without making me crazy. I believe that learning more about your own personality can help YOU achieve joy, hope and growth, too! That’s why I’ve created a business around the joy that the Enneagram has given to me!
Today you can find me cozied up with my pups, a cup of coffee and my iPad illustrating designs to help you better understand yourself and better love on your people.
Ready to begin your journey to authenticity & joy?
I can’t wait to walk through your journey with you!
get to know me
These are a few of my favorite things…
- I’m an Enneagram 6w7, which means it may take a while for me to trust you, but once I do, I’ll loyally stand by you for life.
- Married to my high school sweetheart, I’m a momma to two teenagers and two English Setter puppies. I can’t walk past a puppy or baby without loving them a little bit.
- The beach is my happy place. Specifically, at about 5pm on a late summer weekday at the beach is when I’m my most joyful.
Deanna Talwalkar, JD, is a Kentucky retired attorney, illustrator, and Enneagram certified educator. She helps people find self understanding and healthier relationships by teaching them about their unique personality type. Her philosophy is that a lack of self understanding and compassion leads to most personal and relationship issues. She strives to help people to compassionately understand themselves and others.
Deanna earned her undergraduate from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky and law degree from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She also obtained her Enneagram certification as her work with personality types became more popular.
Deanna has worked with Draper James, Kendra Scott, Makers Mark, and 30A Gear. She runs a popular Instagram account where she shares inspirational quotes, carousel graphics, and reflections for joy and growth and hosts weekly Q&As.