A swimming champion turned author & competitive performance expert, Deborah Gardner helps organizations and their professionals advance to new levels of success with a unique competitive mentality - streamline your goals for maximum winning results. Better known by many Fortune 500 companies as the PIT BULL IN A SKIRT, Deborah is rising to international prominence with a captivating, entertaining and humorous sassy presentation style.
With a wealth of lifetime competitive practice, Deborah is a Marine Brat, an Olympic Trial swimmer, a 2-time National Sr. Games gold medalist, one of the first female broadcasters with CBS Sports and WHO-Sports Radio, a successful hospitality sale veteran, Arizona Sunbelt MPI Chapter Past President and a member of National Speakers Association. Deborah's talents, knowledge and experiences for identifying untapped potential prove results by helping hundreds of her clients worldwide.
Deborah is a Certified Meeting Professional recipient (Actually, 1 of only 5 speakers worldwide) and just named one of Successful Meetings’ Convention Industry Council’s Top 30 CMP Influential Meeting Professionals. Also, Meetings & Convention Magazine recent poll by meeting planners voted Deborah as one of the best speakers heard in the last 2 years, putting her in the category with Bill Clinton, General Collin Powell, Barbara Corcoran, Tony Robbins, Les Brown, Magic Johnson and Tom Brokaw.
Deborah believes in mastering her craft on the platform by doing television commercials as an actor, conducting voice-overs and runway modeling. Deborah lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband and her lover boy, Chief, the dog that makes special program appearances.