Deseri Garcia

Deseri gets to the heart of the matter. She’ll look you in the eye while listening to your words – and the spaces between your words. She’ll respond with a question that will help you achieve amazing clarity – or she’ll make a simple, decisively constructed suggestion that will lead you to a life-changing “aha moment.”


A passionate coach, facilitator and speaker with nearly 20 years in Corporate America, Deseri implements creative, experiential and personalized programs that challenge, motivate and transform clients. Her tireless pursuit of possibility gets results – tangible, solid, proof-of-purchase outcomes.

Whether it’s through a half-day workshop, one-on-one session, or an extended training designed to your business’ specific goals, Deseri will lead you and your team on an adventure of a lifetime. Uncovering individual potential – your truth – isn’t that what the journey is all about?

Interesting Facts about Deseri
  • Multi-sport adventure racer / endurance athlete
  • Leadership, adventure and empowerment retreat’s facilitator
  • Multiple marathon finisher, including Boston Marathon in 2000 and 2002
  • Member of Ball State University Women’s Lacrosse Team and Midwest National Lacrosse Team
  • Life-long learner, traveler and outdoor enthusiast

Before Vida Aventura

Deseri began coaching and leadership development work in 2004. Prior to launching Vida Aventura in Indianapolis, Deseri spent nearly 20 years in Corporate America, where she gained invaluable insight into the value of building relationships in the business world. She worked in International Business Development for Langham Transport Services for over 13 years and in operations and sales for Roadway Express for over 5 years.

Education and Experience
  • Bachelor of Science: Small Business and Entrepreneurship – Ball State University
  • ACCT Certified Team Building Facilitator – Low and High Ropes Challenge Course
  • Accredited Facilitator, The 5 Behaviors of a Cohesive Team
  • Dr. Sue Morter – The Energy Codes Certification Program
  • Certificate in The Coaching Clinic – Corporate Coach U
  • Coach and Facilitator – Leadership Development Program with Paradigm Consulting
Community Involvement
  • Board of Trustees- Mighty Lotus
  • Former Board of Trustees – Back on My Feet
  • Former Board of Trustees – Cancer Support Community (The Wellness Community)
  • Past President of Rainmakers Marketing Group
  • Captain and Training Program Coach of Strides for Hope – Charity marathon and half-marathon training and fundraising team
  • Volunteer – Meals on Wheels
  • Volunteer – Feed Everyone – homeless food delivery service
  • Partners in Dance – Dance Kaleidoscope, professional contemporary dance company