Paige Dest

Paige has always had a passion to be around people and help bring them into their best-self! After working in the corporate world for almost three decades, she changed the direction of her journey in 2014 to one that made a more positive impact in the world. She has her bachelor’s degree in psychology and is a certified Emotional Intelligence Coach and Core Values Index Practitioner. As the owner and President of BYODestiny, she provides emotional intelligence coaching to individuals and teams, focusing on emotional self-care and helping people find their best place in the world. Paige is also a speaker, facilitator, and presenter at retreats, workshops, and national webinars on emotional intelligence and related topics.

Additionally, Paige is the founder and President of The Flutter Foundation, Inc., a non-profit that supports Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Programs for youth in Connecticut. She is also the global Mentor Coordinator for 6seconds’ POP-UP Festivals, which are a celebration of World Children’s Day, bringing social and emotional intelligence awareness and resources to children and the adults who support them. In 2019, she was invited to be the Keynote Speaker at the POP-UP Festival in Guyana, South America, as well as a speaker at the Social and Emotional Learning Forum, held in Hartford, Connecticut.

You may contact her at (860) 550-1844 or e-mail her at And you can see her other articles and interviews on her website,