Thrive Young Leaders empowers teens and young adults to become true leaders of their own lives, environment, and community.

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Thrive Young Leaders Offers In-person & Virtual:

Life Coaching & Mentoring
Rites of Passage
Academic Coaching & Tutoring
College Prep

Community Events

in Santa Cruz County, Monterey, the Bay Area, and Online.


I am the Founder and Lead Guide at Thrive Young Leaders.

I am a Certified Professional Life Coach and Transformational Wilderness Guide.

I hold a B.S. in Biological Psychology from UC Santa Barbara, and I have years of experience working with teens and young adults as a coach, mentor, tutor, rites of passage guide, embodiment facilitator, and outdoor educator.

Read more about me here.

"I have so much gratitude for Deanna. She has made a huge impact on my life. Deanna empowered me to become a confident person and to appreciate/respect every aspect of myself."

-Charlie, 19, Student in Santa Cruz


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