I have practiced as an attorney for almost 15 years. During that time, my practice has gone through numerous iterations, including years spent in commercial and appellate litigation, as well as immigration, personal injury, criminal defense, property management, bankruptcy, family law,
Deere represents people with immigration cases and criminal charges, as well as victims injured in accidents. He has been recognized with an AV rating Preeminent ®, the highest rating possible by Martindale Hubbel, in the areas of litigation, immigration law and general practice, and has been named a Top 40 Under 40 lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association in the areas of plaintiffs litigation and criminal defense. Mr. Deere has extensive experience in the courts ranging from small disputes to multi-million dollar, complex cases. As a Colorado Springs criminal attorney, Josh has represented clients in the state courts at the trial, appeal and the Supreme Court levels, as well as in the Federal Immigration Courts, District Court and the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.
I love speaking. In fact, I’m passionate about it. But if you’re looking for someone to just show up and fluff up the audience, I’m not your guy. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not against motivational speakers. They have their place, and I’ve been known to “siss boom bah” when needed. But that’s not my purpose.
I believe feel-good, motivational speeches only get you so far. I’m not interested in a room full of warm fuzzies unless the audience walks away with truly solid, substantive tools that bring about meaningful progress towards tangible goals. If I get an entire audience jumping and screaming for joy during a weekend retreat, but leave them with nothing to sink their teeth into on Monday morning, then I have failed.
Whether you’re an individual, business, sports team, church group, or sales team, the principles are the same: to maximize your path to success, you must a) be deliberate and laser-focused on what you want to achieve; b) be brutally and painfully honest about why you are not there yet; c) dissect exactly what steps must be taken to get there; d) create and implement a schedule of periodic accountability “self-retreats” to re-visit and adjust your progress; e) be consistently and stubbornly engaged in progress; and f) recognize that there is no “finish line”. These are the principles that form the basis for what I teach.
If you want to book me at your next event, fill out my inquiry form and let’s talk.
My writing projects range from legal fiction and paranormal thrillers, to branding and marketing and personal and professional development.
I’ve been told that I should choose a genre and stick to it. My response? Where’s the fun in that? I love great stories. Sometimes those come in the form of a work of fiction, and sometimes they come from helping people become the heroes of their own stories. If I can contribute to either of those, I’m all in.
Currenting writing projects:
Status: In final edits before publication.
Shaking Hands with SuperMe (non-fiction: personal and professional development)
Status: Outline completed; first draft approximately 40% complete
Red Flag (fiction)
Status: First draft approximately 30% complete
The Way of the Lawyerpreneur: An Attorney’s Guide to Freakishly Successful Marketing and Branding (non-fiction)
Status: Outline complete; first draft in process
Purgatorium: Part II (fiction)
Status: First draft in process
eBook Series (non-fiction)
Status: In various stages of production
My consulting services center around brand creation, marketing strategy and implementation, new market identification, stopgap measures for short-term revenue infusion, and long-term growth planning.
In other words, I help emerging entrepreneurs, attorneys and other professionals identify their short and long-term goals, develop the branding to set them up as experts in their markets, and then implement strategies that help them achieve their visions.
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Josh Deere Enterprises, Inc.
421 S. Tejon St., Suite 112
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
phone: (719) 633-3377