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HI, I'M DEANGELA


SPEAKER. STORYTELLER. HOST. AUTHOR

 

 

 

 

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HI, I'M DEANGELA


SPEAKER. STORYTELLER. HOST. AUTHOR

 

 

 

 

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I’m a passionate public speaker, professional master of ceremonies, an acclaimed workshop facilitator and author. I bring people together to connect through what they share in common, celebrate their differences, and hopefully leave as better folks.

Hailing from Southern California, I weave my intersectional identities throughout my work with humor, wit, and a splash of sarcasm. After knocking out my Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy and Religion, I decided to tackle my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. I guess it's safe to say I'm a sap.

When I'm not on stage, you can find me encouraging parents to stop counting their toddler's age in months and devising a scheme to become unidentifiable by my student loan providers. 

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My Work


I conduct workshops, give talks and host events

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My Work


I conduct workshops, give talks and host events

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MY JOURNEY


Here are some highlights of my career

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MY JOURNEY


Here are some highlights of my career

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GET THE BOOK


"PET PEEVES: A SPIRITUAL COMEDY"

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GET THE BOOK


"PET PEEVES: A SPIRITUAL COMEDY"

Pet Peeves: A Spiritual Comedy
By DeAngela Cooks

You'll find many of the pet peeves relatable. You might even learn that -gasp!-  you commit some of them yourself. It's okay though. She'll forgive you. 

Fresh, engaging, insightful and funny, "Pet Peeves" gives voice to those things many people feel but often don't say out loud. DeAngela grabs your attention from the first page and effortlessly holds it to the last, delving into everything from sleep, traffic, jobs, religion and death.  All while interweaving valuable lessons on race, culture, homophobia and spirituality. 

Check out "Pet Peeves" and learn more than a little, laugh a lot and be reminded that you're not alone when it comes to the things that drive you nuts.

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CATCH ME LIVE


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CATCH ME LIVE


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WHAT CLIENTS SAY


 

"Dee's style of hosting reminds me of Dave Chappelle meets Tony Stark. She just oozes comedy mixed with badass intelligence!"

- Chase, Somatic Psychotherapist

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WHAT CLIENTS SAY


 

"Dee's style of hosting reminds me of Dave Chappelle meets Tony Stark. She just oozes comedy mixed with badass intelligence!"

- Chase, Somatic Psychotherapist

Feeling the open hearts in the community of teachers was amazing to witness. Also, we got to laugh together- I think DeAngela’s humor was an awesome approach because so often diversity training can be so serious . . . this felt more opening with possibility for movement and change!
— Cultural Competency Workshop Participant - Mehr Private School
One of the most proactive people i know. She is the definition of professional yet relaxed and easy-going to work with. She brought to light details I hadn’t even thought of and showed up weeks ahead of time to scope out the job site. Who does that?! Someone that really cares about the work they do and gives 100% is who . . . So much so, I had to hire her twice! I know i’m gushing , but f*** it. She rocks.
— Paula Pfotenhauer, JEAJA Design Studio - host of the Oakland Fashion Network Annual Fashion Show
DeAngela’s workshop was inspiring and engaging . . . We need voices to encourage and empower our future women so that our nation can grow into our magnificent potential. And one of those voices is DeAngela Cooks.
— Robbie Lodge, 7th and 8th English Teacher, Portola Middle School - Educators and Parents Workshop
After the ceremony, I felt the need to come up to DeAngela and the words “You rule!” just spilled from my lips. I had never heard of DeAngela before, but immediately I knew she was an absolute natural who made the ceremony welcoming, engaging and fun.
— Alfredo Jacobo, Full Stack Engineer, Stanford University - Graduation Master of Ceremony