Debra Poneman ,  Author of Chicken Soup for the American Idol Soul and  Founder of Yes to Success, Inc.


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Debra Poneman, Author of Chicken Soup for the American Idol Soul and  Founder of Yes to Success, Inc.
Debra Poneman is an award-winning keynote speaker, seminar leader and author.  Although her style is warm and humorous, her messages are filled with powerful substance and practical knowledge that can be put to immediate use in daily life.

As founder and president of Yes to Success, Inc., her breakthrough methods for creating true success and prosperity as well as enjoying deep and lasting happiness have been instrumental in transforming the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around the world.  Debra, recognized as one of the pioneers in the field of personal growth, is a popular talk show guest and has appeared on radio and TV from coast to coast.

In her most recent book, Chicken Soup for the American Idol Soul, the principles Debra has taught for over two decades such as utilizing the power of the Law of Attraction, welcoming obstacles as opportunities and pursuing your passion all come alive in the lives of the American Idols.

Debra resides in Evanston, IL with her husband Fred, their children, Daniel and Deanna, and their Boston Terriers, Minnie and Mollie.


"If you are truly ready for illumination, look no further than the knowledge you will gain from my good friend Debra Poneman."

Mark Victor Hansen
Co-creator of the #1 NY Times best-selling series, Chicken Soup for the Soul

"Two decades ago when I first heard Debra speak, she was a pioneer in the self-help movement teaching the Law of Attraction and the concept that our thoughts create our lives.  She was ahead of the curve then, and although she left the world of professional speaking for several years to raise her family,  she emerged with fresh, life-transforming ideas that are again, ahead of the curve. These innovative ideas, coupled with her charismatic personality and warm and genuine speaking style make her one of my favorite speakers. I'm certain she will be one of yours.  Debra was my first mentor and she continues to guide and inspire me with her brilliance, wisdom and insight."

Marci Shimoff
#1 NY Times Bestselling Author and Featured Teacher in The Secret

"Debra Poneman is one of the most inspiring and wise women I know. Her presence is powerfully magnetic, and her message uplifts everyone who hears it."

Barbara De Angelis, Ph.D
#1 NY Times Bestselling Author

"Over 20 years ago I first attended Debra's Yes to Success seminar.  I was completely blown away by her unique vision of how every one of us can live our most cherished dreams -- and by her powerful presence and radiant spirit.   I ended up attending the seminar 12 more times and each time I gained new insights that impacted my life and helped me to formulate The Passion Test .   If you're looking for a phenomenal speaker who will energize any audience, Debra is your woman."

Janet Attwood
Author New York Times Bestseller "The Passion Tes

"For most speakers, the subjects of "core values" and "integrity" are usually talking points in their presentations with little substance or connection to the audience. In Debra's presentation, she blew away our clients by not only what she said, but by how she lived true to her own principles. She stood out as one of the most inspirational and "on-point" speakers over our live 5 day program. In fact, she was the most requested speaker to invite back to our annual SimpleWealth Summit later this year. Specifically, her knowledge resonated so much with our clients, that new doors of opportunities flung open for many before she even left the stage! I can't express how powerfully her message was received - she got not only a standing ovation, but the highest ratings possible from attendees. We were thrilled to have had Debra share her inspirational message with our clients."

Greg Habstritt
Founder & President, SimpleWealth

"I'm a harsh critic when it comes to people who call themselves 'motivational speakers,' so I don't say this lightly:
Debra Poneman's rare combination of profound advice, clarity, humor and, above all, authenticity, was evident the first time I heard her speak over 20 years ago--and it's more true than ever today.  Simply put, Debra Poneman is a master of the art of inspiration."

Steve Farber
President, Extreme Leadership, Inc.
Author, The Radical Leap and The Radical Edge

"Debra Poneman is one of the most dynamic, authentic and inspiring people I have ever known.  In just one weekend she took me from goal aversion to one revelation after another about the universal principles of success and how to achieve it. Debra was teaching this profound knowledge of the power of our minds to create the lives we want in in the early 80's...long before anyone else. Her treasury of personal stories which she tells with humor and heart, touch and uplift everyone.  I'm proud to call Debra my mentor and my friend.  Spend time with her and you will too!"

AlexSandra Leslie
New Insights
Leadership and Visionary Consultant


Debra Poneman

Yes to Success, Inc.

1520 Forest Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201

Phone: 847-491-1823
FAX: 847-475-4993


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