Deanna Kuempel was born & raised in the Chicagoland area, and studied Business & Accounting at Harper College. Prior to meeting her husband, she had a small event planning business & offered personal training services. She went on to become VP of Key Accounts & Business Operations for a $20million dollar transmission remanufacturing facility with 150 employees simultaneously running 4 other entities (3 commercial real estate holding businesses & 1 installation arm for their manufactured transmissions) for 10yrs. Prior to a life-changing event she closed one of the largest contracts in her career with the State of South Carolina for 5yrs, valued at $20million. Deanna founded Deanna Marie Label in 2017- she designed, produced and launched 3 collections over the course of a few years. She was on the runway in Rhode Island at StyleWeek, and was a finalist for StyleChicago for the Cadillac Design Challenge. She ended her fashion adventure with her last collection at a large runway charity event against Human Trafficking at Stan Mansion in Chicago. Deanna joins the show to share insight into her entrepreneurial success. She also discusses overcoming abuse and human trafficking, how she was able to ascend to the top 2% globally as a Podcast host, and why she lives her life label free.
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