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Meet Dena Billups

Founder of Art of Training and Development

Life Muse
Engagement Specialist 
Advocate for vulnerable communities



I'm a wife, mometreneur, author-artist, speaker and life muse. For the last 20-years, I have partnered, explored and guided my clients to reach their maximum potential through creative trainings,and coaching. My strategic and powerful coaching plans are transformational. I've trained thousand of people on how to work with vulnerable communities, ministries and educational institutions with a goal to eradicate poverty mindsets.


How I work

I founded ART of Training and Development LLC to empower leaders to (ART) Activate Right Thinking so they would have the tools to eradicate poverty mindsets in their lives and those they serve.   

Change is inevitable and having someone coach or partner with you through the change process can guide you to your place of self-wealth. We all have the power to reach beyond our limits even when present  discomfort and conditions exist. We master our success by telling our story, holding onto our childlike faith and brushing on the colors of forgiveness, love and hope. It’s our own resourcefulness that takes us to the core of who we were created to be, if we allow ourselves to be.  


Workshops & Courses

I provide coaching and training to faith-based communities, non-profits, learning institutes and statewide and national partnerships. I use a creative approach to training, coaching and facilitating change through 
A.R.T ( activate right thinking). My workshops and trainings incorporate different models of Change for vulnerable communities and those who are hurting. We use ACE's , GROW-T model, Brain Health, and DISC, to move our clients forward.  We always incorporate the Art of perception for reflective practices. Our Coaching institute is Christian Based to adapt the biblical principals of Christ.

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My Strategies for Change

As a voice for the voiceless, I hold a Master’s in Human Services from Lincoln University.  I facilitate trainings on social ills that impact women and children such as Sexual Abuse , Substance Use Disorders, Foster and Vulnerable Youth, and Human trafficking. It has been my life’s mission to  break the cycles of abuse and oppressions for vulnerable families by identifying and strengthening  protective factors.

I currently partner with New Jersey’s Department of Office of Professional Development, Rutgers University, and Stockton University to accomplish the goal of developing leaders to break the cycles of abuse. I'm a Certified Christian life coach trainer of Freedom Bible College & Seminary, Certified Life Coach, Speaker and Trainer with John Maxwell Team. Licensed Diversity and Inclusion trainer -Another Seat at The Table , Trauma healing facilitator with American Bible Society, Certified ACEs        (Adverse Childhood Experience) facilitator and a member of (ICF) International Federation of Coaching. 

I am the Author and illustrator of Naked: Stripping to the Core in 40 Days. Naked is a devotional and creative companion that will assist you in increasing self-awareness using reflective practices and Biblical principles.

 "When you win I win; together we are liberated"

- Dena Billups