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Deborah Gardner, CMP, CVP

Award-winning Keynote Speaker, Bestselling Author, CNN Top 75 Motivational Keynote Speakers Worldwide

Fee Range: $15,000 - $20,000
Phoenix, Arizona

Leadership, Business, Change, Hospitality, Sales and Negotiation, Team Empowerment, Women Leaders, Employee Engagement, Travel Industry

From Trailer Park to Queen of your Heart,
Deborah G helps hundreds of companies and
organizations advance to new levels of success
while working and living in the fast lane! 

Deborah Gardner teaches companies how to extend hospitality to all facets of a business, and achieve outstanding results, by focusing on people. As Creator & Host for the Popular HOSPITALITY TODAY LIVE Broadcast show, and Founder of the recently announced International Hospitality Women’s Day, Deborah will show you how hospitality can increase the profits of an organization.

Her competitive practice comes from living in the fast lane; being a Marine Brat to growing up in a small 16-foot trailer, a real-life wedding crasher to an Olympic Trial swimmer, a ground-breaking leader as one of the first female broadcasters with CBS Sports and a longtime hospitality sales veteran

Deborah has been featured in many publications and media including: Fabulous Arizona, Bed and Breakfast Blogging, Speaker Magazine, The Meeting Magazines, Tim Grable, Meetings Today, Corporate & Incentive Travel.

Her Books: "Life in the Fast Lane" 52 Tips for Women to Get Off the Block and Go, "Compete Better Now! 52 Challenges for a Kick-Butt Winning Year, "Naked Negotiating" The Bare Bones Truth of Effect Negotiating, and "How to Sell to Men" Without Wearing a Low-Cut Dress, contain real-life stories and strategies for success you don’t want to miss!

Deborah's  Most Requested Keynote Experiences Include:

  • Packaging You into a High-Performance Marketable Product -There are two key essentials that separate top producers from average producers. Empathy, the ability to feel as the other person does and the need to conquer. Whether selling, negotiating or leading a team, discover new techniques and self-motivation drivers to become a high-performance, marketable product and win customers for life. 
  • Women in LeadershipLearn how to overcome key stumbling blocks and obstacles that prevent women from leadership positions as well as tactics for fostering a balanced lifestyle as a leader. You will identify the skills necessary to confidently take on leadership roles, learn from real-life case studies of women and the decisions they made that enabled them to become leaders, discover where confidence comes from and how to get it when needed most, and learn how men and women do business differently and how to bridge the gap for a powerful working partnership. 
  • Creating a Hospitality Culture of the FutureThe Heart of Hospitality Transformational leaders are big thinkers. Effective thinkers act as much with their hearts as they do with their minds. They won't settle for just good enough. Instead, they seek to create an all-inclusive environment. One in which people are the top priority. This includes both employees and the heart of every hospitality experience, the guest.

“BREAKING NEWS! Deborah is hilarious, sassy, and considered the best-kept secret. Any smart person would hire her now” — Christine Villacasten, MGM Women’s Leadership Conference

Her clients include: Marriott, Crowne Plaza, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Best Western, American Express, Walmart, SMARTmeetings, Women's Leadership Conference, DSA, Outdoor Industry Association, NAED, Fox Restaurant Concepts, Society of Government Meeting Professionals, Credit Management Association, Meeting Professionals International, Florida Apartment Association, and many more ......

Deborah has been Named and Awarded:
• CNN's Top 75 Motivational Keynote Speakers World Wide
• Meetings Today Magazine - Meetings Trendsetter Who Made a Difference in 2021
• 1 of 7 Certified Meeting Professional Recipients (CMP)
• Voted as one of the best speakers heard by Meetings and Conventions Magazine
• Event Industry Council's Top 30 Influential Meeting Professionals
• Smart Meetings Magazine Top 50 Smart Women Leaders
• "Meeting Means Business" Ambassador
• 30-year MPI member most requested speaker by Meeting Professionals International
CVP – Certified Virtual Presenter by eSpeakers
• Two-time National Gold Medal Swimming Champion 
• 2020 Mrs. Arizona 2020, Mrs. America Queen- 2021-2022  

Deborah believes in mastering her craft on the platform by doing television commercial work 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.

Book Deborah Gardner to bring Splash, Sparkle, and Success to your Next Big Event! To book Deborah for your next Virtual or Hybrid event: click below at Book This Speaker, or call us today at 888-766-3155!

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