Deana “Dr. Free” Gordon B.S. MS, Ed. S, Ed. D has devoted her life to assisting others in the healing ministry, as a Spiritual teacher, Reiki Master, Authenticity Life Coach and Author. As an experienced educator and leader, she has made a positive difference in the lives of both children and adults for over 25 years. She knows that everyone has the inherent potential to live their best life by becoming the best version of themselves.

Dr. Free intuitively empowers others with compassion, humor, and wisdom. She understands that knowledge of self is the beginning of wisdom. With enthusiasm and delight, she uses her training and experience to remind others that our authenticity is the best gift we can give to ourselves and to the world.

Her rewarding career in education has given her opportunities in the public schools in Tennessee, Georgia, and overseas.


Deana “Dr. Free” Gordon  has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Elementary Education (Middle Tennessee State University) a Masters degree in Counseling (Trevecca Nazarene University), an Educational Specialist degree (Tennessee Technological University) +30 hours in Counseling and Educational coursework. She also has a Certificate in Life Coaching (New Skills Academy), a TEFL Certifciate (International TEFL Academy & Intesol Worldwide) and a Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership and Professional Practice (Trevecca Nazarene University). 

Additionally, as a motivational speaker she has inspired diverse groups of people nationally from all walks of life to reach their fullest potential. Dr. Free celebrates in special events with others as an ordained minister in officiating spiritual services.



With joy, I am dedicated to sharing jewels that I have learned and am practicing in my journey of authenticity. These jewels have wonderfully enriched the quality of my life.  We can all experience the blissful freedom that comes from authentic living!

I look forward to hearing about what resonates with you, inspires you to become more mindful of your authentic self, and empowers you to present the beautiful gift of yourself to the world.

Sending you an abundance of light, love, peace, and positivity. Thank you so much for allowing me to join you in your journey of becoming more authentic.

Authentic Thought


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Dr. Free is a real listener! After discovering my passion and connection to singing and music, she shared a song that spoke to my situation at the following session.  Listen, that’s a listener and someone who cares to reach you and speak to you right where you are. This life coach checks in with you to see what affirmations and intentions you are working on.   

Dr. Free keeps it authentic with you, shows understanding, and holds you accountable throughout the process. Simply put, she/Authentic Life Coaching is a gem. I highly recommend it.”

Chelsea Johnson Shine On, Vocals Unchained, LLC

“I have known Dr. Gordon for three years now and in this short time frame she has been a true inspiration to me. As a new teacher she took me under her wing and helped me in all areas of the classroom. She also encouraged me when I was ready to give up. I am so grateful to have worked closely with her for 2 years as my leader/coworker. I honestly don’t think I would be the teacher I am today if I didn’t have her in my corner. I am forever grateful for her kindness, patience, motivation and expertise.”

Ashley Johnson, Educator