Deborah Gardner is an internationally recognized strategist on the subject of competitive performance. As a motivational speaker and author, Deborah helps businesses realize increased success, stronger customer relationships, higher sales and improved performance. Her skills, knowledge and research have provided proven results for the most influential companies worldwide.After receiving her degree in Communications, Deborah, the lifelong athlete, began her speaking career with WHO Radio and CBS Sports as one of the first female sports commentators at a time when trailblazers like Jane Kennedy and Phyllis George had opened the doors for women to broadcast men’s sports. She followed that with a successful 22-year career in hospitality sales for brands such as Hilton, Marriott, Renaissance, Sheraton, and Embassy Suites Hotels. For the past ten years, she’s been sharing her learning and messages with clients internationally.Deborah is a highly energetic, vibrant and captivating presenter who challenges audiences to think and act in an effort to inspire immediate self-motivation and positive action. Through her keynotes, workshops and training programs she shares the most relevant, up-to-date practices using real-life stories and examples in a conversational, interactive way that engages audience members and gets results.Deborah has infused her humorous, sassy and entertaining presentations with a lifetime of experience that includes everything from Olympic trial swimmer to CBS sports broadcaster. She helps companies align strategies, goals and objectives with an “all hands on deck” approach that translates into innovative ideas for an overall competitive company spirit.Deborah is a Certified Meeting Professional recipient and only one of five CMPs in the speaking profession worldwide to earn this prestigious honor. Recently, Deborah was named one of the top five most requested speakers by Meeting Professionals International. She is a regular columnist and has appeared in national magazines and newspapers such as USA Today, Self Growth, SOLDLAB, MPI One and INC. Her popular book, How to Sell to Men Without Wearing a Low-Cut Dress, continues to receive rave reviews.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Deborah Gardner and other top speakers and celebrities.