Dee is available as a motivational speaker at a variety of Corporate, Public and Fundraising events.
With a background in teaching and public performance, Dee can adapt her presentations to range from 5 minutes to an hour incorporating audio and visual - and even gets your audience singing!
HER STORY: Born in England, Dee spent her childhood in an idyllic village of thatched cottages and a church built in 1072. Her first gig was sitting on the bar of the village pub, playing a ukelele. Her community spirit was forged from those early days and she went on to a 10 year career in the Royal Military Police in the British Army, serving in Northern Ireland, Cyprus, Germany and England. Her Military adventures included ceremonial duties with the Royal family and wondering what to wear on the first day of Gulf War I!
A dream job as a Ranger on Fraser Island, Queensland, Australia came to an end when diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer - the disease which had claimed the life of her mother. Within a month, both Dee's sister and her cousin - both in England - were also diagnosed with the disease.
During her surgeries and chemotherapy, Dee composed, produced and self-recorded the album 'Genetic' but just as she planned to release it, she was diagnosed with a growth in her ear, necessitating urgent surgery and resulting in a hearing loss. At this point, Steve Hills convinced her to continue composing and together they recorded the multi-genre album 'Now Hear This' under their band name of ReturnNorth. Dee and Steve then formed the independent music label and songwriting business The Peachey Club releasing both albums on iTunes and Amazon. Dee's solo album 'Genetic' then became an endorsed fundraising album for the Australian Cancer Research Foundation and was distributed to ABC Australia shops for sale. This album is now also the soundtrack to the Australian educational mini-musical 'The Silk Rags Project'.
A song written about her village primary school resulted in a surprise reunion featured on ABC TV 'Good Evening America' in the USA. Being mentioned in the Australian Federal Parliament - in a good way - then followed.
Whether it be general interest of her varied life experiences, overcoming and living realistically with challenges or sharing an example of self belief and persistance, Dee will work with you to ensure that your event will benefit all.
Dee donates 10% of her fee as a professional speaker to the Australian Cancer Research Foundation.