Debbie Z. Lattuga

Debbie Z. Lattuga is a Profit and Joy Accelerator. She helps business owners streamline client acquisition and achieve more profit while reclaiming joy. With a background as a CEO and elite sales coach, Debbie expertly navigates the business scaling landscape. For Debbie, it’s about building a thriving community of entrepreneurs and making a lasting impact in the digital age.

What were your initial years of growing up like? Tell us about your life before starting your corporate journey/venture/initiative.

I grew up in a loving household as the eldest child. I was very lucky my parents instilled a belief in me that I could do anything I set my mind to. I was encouraged to study in school and find my passion. I remember loving school and riding my bike. I translate those two things to loving to learn (knowledge) and embracing freedom.

Every industry that is now a large-scale, top-notch business once started as a small idea in the minds of entrepreneurs. What was that idea or motivation that made you start your business /initiative? What motivated you within to say YES, go for it!”

I am motivated by all the mentors and coaches I’ve had. They accelerated how quickly I could learn and helped me choose the right path. I realized as a young adult I was good with numbers and I loved to help people. That motivated me to become a coach so I could help small businesses make more profit and fall back in love with their life. Most business owners work very long hours because they don’t know what to do to increase profit. So I opened my coaching business and I’ve never been happier (and profitable!)

Would you like to share with our young budding women entrepreneurs the change you would like to see in the world if given an opportunity?

I would like to see women and girls taught the language of business at a young age. I believe every woman has gifts the world needs, and struggles how to bring those gifts to market. Women can change the world if they know the tools to use.

Women are a growing force in the workplaces worldwide, standing shoulder to shoulder with their male counterparts. There are cracks in glass ceilings everywhere, with many women breaking through to carve out a space right at the top of the pyramid. What are your thoughts about women leadership today?

Women have to work very hard to be seen as an equal to men. That’s why I believe women/girls should be taught business and leadership at a young age. Both can be taught.

What’s the most important thing you have learned in your personal life and professional journey? What is your personal motto in life?

It’s important to take your gifts and share them with the world. My personal motto is “dare greatly!”

With your grit and determination, you are making a considerable impact, breaking through, and serving as role models for many budding entrepreneurs. What would you want to say to our young women leaders/audience reading this?

Find a great mentor. They can take you to places you have only dreamed about.