"Deborah is a community builder and expert networker who helps people to see their unique value and purpose."

Who is Deborah

Deborah grew up living in Southeast Asia and travelling around the world which helped her to develop an expertise in cross-cultural communication.  As a speaker, author, consultant and coach, she strives to use her expertise to help others develop strategies to create better communication and relationships.

What She Does

Help people connect to build better community and inspire others to live their best life through practical action strategies, defining both business and personal goals and vision.

About Deborah

Deborah has served on multiple boards, organizations and committees to promote advocacy and inclusion including her favorite role as an Ambassador for the Buddy Cruise.  As an educator and nationally certified trainer for multiple programs, Deborah has trained teachers and educators on numerous topics relating to children and adults with differing abilities including After Care Program, Stephenson Learning Skills, Semple Math and the Special Care National Training program.  Deborah participated in the implementation of Self Directed Services in the state of Oklahoma. She is the proud mother of 2 sons, one of whom has Down Syndrome. Deborah just completed her latest book, When I Ordered You From God’s Factory – an inspirational poem about her journey with Curtis, focusing on the value and the gift of her son. As an educator, Deborah has created and taught students of multiple ages creating drama programs and other educational programs that include those with differing abilities including the Governor’s Task Force for the Reauthorization of the IDEA. Deborah, Curtis and Clayton all serve as ambassadors for the Buddy Cruise, Inc.
  • Deborah is an expert at demonstrating how to reach others through non-verbal communications. Her advice on effectively communicating through posture, voice tone and matching the other person's energy is invaluable. I recommend her as a motivational and educational speaker for any company that needs to assist their employees on how to improve their overall communication skills. Deborah engages an audience by interactive participation which helps us to better understand her important and life-long messages.

    Chris Barton
    Development Editor at PenWell
  • "Deborah is unique, articulate, engaging, and relevant. She provides training on topics that are vital to professional development and ultimately the company's bottom line, but that no one else covers. Using her talents and expertise, and oftentimes integrating humor, Deborah is an incredibly effective and impactful speaker and trainer. In fact, attendees of her training leave inspired to incorporate her training points to become better professionals. Deborah’s impact is invaluable. She has helped me in my business. Let her help you and your employees in yours." ​
    Lisa Johnson, PHR, SHRM-CP
    HR Consultant, Career Coach, Author, and Speaker