Meet Dezi


Desiree Foster-Collins is the Managing Director of EBD Collective, LLC a Leadership Development & Consulting Agency and Founder of Excellence By Design Academy, a membership program for leaders. She is an Executive Director with the John Maxwell Team and a Certified Behavioral Consultant.


With a passion for helping others learn and grow, Desiree, affectionately known as ‘Coach Dezi- the #CreativeTechWhisperer’ helps small businesses build people, process and technology systems to design their success… their way.


She holds a degree in Business Management and over 20+ years of hands-on management experience in the Power Utility, Medical and Direct Sales industries. She is a Six Sigma Certified Green Belt in Project Management.


Desiree works with Women-owned Small Businesses, Mid-sized organizations and individual high performers who want help in identifying their purpose, setting and achieving goals, improving communication, improve team performance or wanting to rise to a higher level of leadership.


As an Executive Director with The John Maxwell Team, she is licensed and certified to coach, speak and train leaders with a focus on values-based people-focused servant leadership through the Maxwell Method of Leadership, Speaking, Coaching and Sales.


She s a Mom of 2 amazing creatives (14 years apart), has received several business and leadership awards from Southern California Edison in Innovation and Continuous Improvement and her most honored nomination for the 2020 John Maxwell Team Transformational Leadership Award for Equipping Others. She is a Business Owner and a trusted advisor to many.


Dezi believes that “Excellence is progress over perfection and success is achieved in inches, not miles. Inside of the coal is a diamond. Women …are you willing to grow through the pressure in order to see and become everything you were put on earth to be? Own your excellence. You are by design.”


Through a four core building block approach of building the business owner, the business, belief and their bank account, Coach Dezi helps you cut through the noise “Growing businesses and Changing lives.”



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