Meet Derlene

Derlene Hirtz is Co-Founder of You.Empowered Services. She is an NLP educated and certified life/empowerment coach, speaker, and best selling author. Her clients include the wondering souls who are now ready to take action and make the changes in life that are necessary as they re-discover their sense of purpose, identity, spirituality, and passion. Every life journey is unique; the compassion and care Derlene offers, along with excellent coaching helps her clients begin to thrive not just survive. Derlene’s definition of success is when her clients begin living the life they dream, desire, and deserve.

Her talks are motivating, inspiring, and educational. Her audience leaves with an, “I’ve got this” mindset, ready to action in this amazing journey called life.

Keynote: Living In Color; Where Do You Stand? – Do you want to live with passion and purpose? The time is perfect right now for you to make choices that serve your dreams and goals. Derlene offers suggestions for taking responsibility, inspires and motivates her audiences to learn from the past and use those gifts to explode into a future filled with dreams and goals.
Sharing her journey, each talk is designed with the audience in mind to ensure the needs are being met. Her audiences include business organizations that are investing in their employees, school faculties kicking off a new school year, and church organizations supporting their members by offering motivational and inspiration from a lay person.

In her book, Journey of Intention – Life Made to Order, Derlene chronicled her story that centers around the time in her life when she was stuck, paralyzed, by life events. Making some very difficult choices to face the fears she held deep within her being, Derlene found the Light that awaits each of us! Trusting in her faith, her story inspires the reader to dig into the courage and strength we each possess in order to gain the tools we need so we can move forward to the next amazing chapter of our story.

Derlene is also owner TEAM Referral Network StL Metro. A referral network organization that grows their business through relationship marketing. Professional networking is centered around relationships built on trust, integrity, and strong ethical standards.

Derlene is an inspiring speaker, empowerment/life coach, author of the book, Journey of Intention and owner of the TEAM StL Metro franchise. She in a Master Practitioner in Neuro Linguistics Programming (NLP), Master Practitioner in Time Line Therapy, Certified Life Coach and holds very close to her heart her Education degree. She is a member of the National Speaker’s Association and Toastmasters International.

Derlene is a wife, mother, friend, and most recently, Gigi to Theo! When she is not out asking others what they do to change the world, she can be found on her bike riding the trials of St. Charles County and beyond. She has been known to stop bikers on the trail and ask them her question!


  • Motivation
  • Inspiration
  • Life Changes
  • After 50
  • Taking Charge
  • God’s Unconditional Love
  • Spirituality