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Deborah Gardner


Awaken Your Inner Champion


Champion swimmer, author and competitive performance expert, Deborah Gardner helps companies and organizations advance to new levels of success, and achieve maximum winning results. Better known by Fortune 500 companies as the "Pit Bull in a Skirt," Deborah uses every training technique in her bag to captivate and move her audiences across the finish line.


Whether presenting on sales, negotiation or leadership strategies, her audiences leave with concrete information and stats that they can use right away. Always up to date and on trend, Deborah’s presentations are never canned, but living, breathing, interactive sessions Meeting Professionals can be confident about when putting her on stage.


Deborah has had a lifetime of competitive experiences! Growing up in a 16 foot small trailer, on the go as a Marine Brat, she learned to fend for herself. From becoming a real life wedding crasher,  and later an Olympic Trial swimmer, Deborah has learned how to succeed when the chips are stacked against her. Deborah became one of the first female television broadcasters with CBS Sports Network, and is a a 28-year hospitality veteran (which makes her easy to work with!) and ambassador for Meetings Mean Business.