THE UNDERDOG DIVA
CHANGING LIVES --- Personally, Professionally, Financially!

 

Debra Fox had no idea in second grade, when she started a small business selling balsa wood fly coffins and colored pictures to her classmates, that she would be an entrepreneur for the rest of her life. 

Even before graduating from High School, Debra became a "road warrior" traveling across the United States performing as a vocalist with a semi-professional gospel group.  She continued to perform as a lead singer with several regional country bands after high school.

Growing up riding and showing horses, Debra watched for years as family and friends competed for Miss Rodeo Kansas.  It became her goal early in life to one day compete for the coveted title.

In 1980 she entered the Miss Rodeo Kansas pageant and was honored to take home the crown. She spent the next year promoting the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association by making personal apperances, doing radio and television interviews and working at rodeos greeting and talking with rodeo fans.

In December of 1980, she represented Kansas at the Miss Rodeo America Pageant.

Debra's career journey began in the finance business as an Account Coordinator helping clients with loan processing and payments.  She was quickly promoted to a management position and become the youngest and only female manager in the region. 

After completing her year as Miss Rodeo Kansas, Debra transitioned into the advertising industry as an account executive and desktop publisher. 

As a result of volunteering as a Director for several pageants, Debra met the owner of the top Modeling Agency in the Midwest and was soon hired as the Director of New Faces recruiting new talent for the Agency.  After taking classes, she ended up working extensively as a regional full-figure print and runway model.

Debra opened her own agency, The Professional Edge Modeling and Talent School, Agency and Salon, in Missouri.

Soon after joining the American Modeling Association, she was voted by her peers to serve two consecutive terms as the President.  In addition, her agency was awarded “Agency of the Year” by the American Modeling & Talent Convention.  During her years as a model/talent agency owner, Debra became a highly sought after speaker and trainer within the skin care, modeling and corporate arenas. 

In 2000, Debra turned her attention completely to motivational speaking and corporate training.  Today, as an  International Trainer, Speaker and Author, Debra utilizes her experience as a business owner, corporate trainer and performer to provide a whimsical, no-nonsense approach to providing Personal, Professional and Financial Empowerment.