Deborah Gardner is a competitive performance expert that companies and organizations call on to get more momentum. She helps organizations focus on what is truly important, inspires constant improvement, and motivates people to immediate action.
Deborah, better known as the "pit bull in a skirt", is an author, trainer, consultant, and vibrant international speaker for over 15 years.
Her client list ranges from Wal-Mart, Bank of America, Professional Convention Management Professionals, Henkel (formerly Dial Corp), Silicon Valley Bank, Meeting Professionals International, Southeast Los Angeles County, Society of Government Meeting Professionals, Non-Ferrous Founders Society, Pacificia Host Hotels, DMC Networks, Crowne Plaza Hotels, Symbius, American Express, PSAV, Marriott International, Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International, National Association of Electrical Distributors and more.
Deborah is a member of National Speakers Association, 27 year veteran in the hospitality profession, recognized as The Voice of Business Meetings and 1 of only 5 speakers worldwide that received her Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) credential which makes her easier to work with because she understands what is needed to create an impeccable program.
With a lifetime of COMPETITIVE experience, Deborah has a wealth of practice from being a Marine Brat, an Olympic trial swimmer to currently a 2-time gold medal Sr. Olympic winner to a ground-breaking leader as one of the first female Sports Broadcasters with CBS-TV & NBC-TV and WHO-Radio.