Dr Deborah Johnson Blake
Time management expert, inspiring facilitator, and trainer, and speaker
While time management is critical to planning a productive day, many people who attempt to manage time and get more done each day often fail because they do not plan accordingly. Dr. Deborah Johnson-Blake experienced similar challenges as a paralegal before it came full circle in 1992 when she failed to file a personal injury legal complaint within a two-year statute of limitations. After allowing this mistake to haunt her for years, she eventually earned her Master of Public Administration and Doctor of Management and presented her thesis, and defended her dissertation that focused on the impact time management has on organizational success and leadership. As the CEO of The Writing Pad, LLC, the self-proclaimed, The Time Management Diva, and best-selling author, now, she helps leaders and organizations learn effective time management techniques to be more productive and efficient time managers.
As the 2021 American Business Woman of the American Business Woman Association (ABWA), and 2021 Top Ten Business Woman of ABWA, nationally, Dr. Johnson-Blake's life's mission is to be of service and a resource to everyone she encounters. Community, servant leadership, and life-long learning are the soul of her existence. Dr. Johnson-Blake enjoys teaching others how to be their best selves and helping clients improve relations and achieve personal and professional goals in the workplace and beyond. To demonstrate her role of service, Dr. Johnson-Blake serves on several boards and committees. She is a board member for Beyond the Front Porch, a member of the Junior League of Douglas County nominating committee, the National Negro Council of Women, the Women Employment Opportunity Project, and the Douglas County Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Johnson-Blake serves as a Douglas County Chamber of Commerce Diplomat and is the 2020 Diplomat of the Year, Co-Chair Leadership Douglas Class of 2021, and is the Lead Coach for Woman University, a subsidiary of Marvelous Light Empowerment Association. She is a 2021-2022 Board Member of Partners in Education and is a member of the Georgia Association for Women in Higher Education. Dr. Johnson Blake was recognized as an Entrepreneur in the 2018 Edition of Who’s Who in Black Atlanta.
When she is not working with her students, clients and giving back to her community, she is busy speaking and promoting her books and training. She is also the author of Managing Time on Purpose, a practical guide based on theory and best practices that help people become more time management efficient. Also, she is a co-author of Women Level Up and Lead and K.I.S.S. Destiny Fears Goodbye. Her most recent publications include Being the Best You: Intentional Journaling and Planning to Take Back Your Time and 52 Time Management H.A.C.K.S. Hacking Actions to Conquer and Kick Time Setbacks. She has been a contributing writer for the South Fulton Lifestyle Magazine, South Atlanta Magazine (formerly We are Clayton), and the Douglas County Sentinel. She has been featured in VoyageATL, Em Spire magazines, Chapel Hill News and Views, the West Georgian Woman Magazine, and Atlanta Eats The Juicy Crab (Kennesaw episode). Dr. Johnson Blake provides weekly time management tips every Tuesday on social media.
Dr. Johnson-Blake is an award-winning assistant professor, a subject matter expert with expertise in servant leadership and management, and a research chair. She is also the CEO of The Writing Pad, LLC, a writing, editing, and consulting firm focusing on proofreading, editing, and customized writing. She is a Certified Life and Time, Management Coach.
Dr. Johnson-Blake resides in the metropolitan Atlanta area with her husband and son and enjoys cooking, traveling, and serving.