Deborah is a six-time EMMY Award-winning writer and producer. She is a rarity in the world of high-stakes communications. Her Masters Degree in Cognitive Psychology and Television Production from the University of Washington, combined with a rich history of experience, gives her unique insights into how to communicate with highly diverse audiences.
Eight years of partnering with Gallup to create TV audience research further honed her skills at understanding the subtleties of audience likes and dislikes.
During her 20-year career in affiliate TV she worked for top-rated network stations in San Francisco, Seattle, Phoenix, and Cincinnati. Over the span of her career, she has worked extensively with national and international media including the BBC, NPR, and the New York Times. She continues her affiliation with commercial TV by freelancing for ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, Oprah and Inside Edition. She has appeared on KPHO CBS 5 in Phoenix as a trial consultant during the highly publicized Jodi Arias murder trial. Deborah speaks internationally on the topic of improving personal communication in high-stakes situations to build better relationships and achieve better results.
This combination of skills and experiences perfectly positions her to provide powerful coaching and training to effectively handle high-stakes communications. Her one-on-one, down-to-earth approach teaches clients the skills they need to become confident, resilient communicators in stressful situations.