Deborah has over 20 years experience as an educator, consultant, coach, and program designer for a number of workshops on Presentation Skills, Interpersonal Communication, Authentic Expression, Leadership Development, and Team Building. She has both CCSI and CSE certifications, and she is involved with leadership in the Cisco Business Acceleration Learning Partner Program (BALP).
Her work focuses on facilitated growth, business communication and personal change. Deborah has worked with thousands of individuals and conducted hundreds of programs in a variety of industries including technology, finance, science, government, and sports.
As a respected public speaking coach and communication strategist, Deborah works with senior executives, managers, entrepreneurs, and teams to help them develop and deliver compelling messages that inspire and motive. She works with individuals to find their own authentic presence, and then to communicate creatively with confidence and clarity. She has assisted companies through critical change such as mergers and acquisitions and has helped startup companies raise venture capital.
An entrepreneur at heart, Deborah has founded six companies and organizations within the last three decades. Her formal education was teacher education and psychology. Other areas of expertise include restaurant manager and consultant, residential homebuilder and developer, publisher, and keynote speaker. She is a licensed general building contractor and the author of a book, “The Magical Wisdom of Kids.”
Deborah has traveled extensively and enjoys broadening her perspective through travel to other cultures. She is a long distance runner and former competitive triathlete. Her love of nature keeps her busy with outdoor activities in and around the area in which she lives, Sausalito, CA.