About Us

Helping people grow strong and fruitful lives.

Dr. Deb
Dr. Deb

Get Control Of Your Life is an initiative to help you succeed in life by linking you with ideas, resources and inspiration related to personal development, money, career, spirituality, relationships, and health and fitness.

It is brought to you by Dr. Deb and a small group of creative communicators who want you to succeed in every aspect of your life. Many thanks to Rodney Blevins, Kristina Storey and Rita Burke for their awesome talents in design and technical support.

Hi, I’m Debra Buenting, also known to my students as Dr. Deb. I’ve spent most of my career working in the non-profit sector, seeking to make a difference in the lives of people all over the world. I have traveled to more than 60 countries, teaching, motivating, producing videos and reporting on a variety of topics. I speak to various groups on all sorts of topics and teach college and university courses in interpersonal communication, intercultural communication, spiritual formation and public speaking.

I have three communication degrees: a BA in journalism from the University of Texas-Arlington, and an MA in television and film and a Ph.D. in media effects, both from Regent University. I am passionate about being healthy in every aspect of life, and love to share valuable content and inspiration out of my life and network; I also connect you to valuable resources such as books, videos and websites.

We all get stuck in life and often need the tools and encouragement of others to help us get unstuck. I have started this initiative to focus on six areas: personal development, money, relationships, health and fitness, spirituality, and career. The things you find here may or may not be “shazam” new to you. Often we have thoughts and questions rolling around in our heads and they do not become conscious or real until someone else talks about them. I hope this blog and accompanying podcast will be that for you! We hope the content here resonates with you and becomes a companion on your life journey.

Read, watch, listen, comment and engage. Let’s create a community of people who want to help each other grow!

Jeannette Slater
Jeannette Slater

I’m Jeannette Slater. I was born and raised in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which makes me a Third Culture Kid (TCK). Growing up outside the U.S. helped me develop a love and appreciation for cultural diversity. I earned my M.A. in Cross-Cultural Studies and Leadership from Fuller Seminary/School of Intercultural Studies. I’ve spent most of my working life empowering leaders around the world through workshops, small groups, classes, mentoring, writing and especially through coaching. Since 1995, I’ve logged more than 1700 hours coaching individuals and teams to be more effective at accomplishing their goals. I believe every person has a great capacity to influence not only their own path but also contribute to the world around.

If you believe in this initiative and would like to help it continue, we invite you to make a monthly donation. Even $1 or $5 a month helps meet the financial obligations of software, hosting, promotion and time. Thank you.


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