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Deborah Gardner

CMP, CVP, CEO, Author, Keynote Speaker, DG INTERNATIONAL, LLC

An ambitious energy shifter, and the ultimate hype woman, Deborah G (Gardner) is a seasoned entrepreneur that enjoys making success her signature dance.

Better known as the TRIPLE THREAT – a Fortune 500 favorite, Deborah is the real deal – a powerhouse global keynote speaker and six-time bestseller moving audiences worldwide to take enormous action in their lives and businesses. Plus, a dynamic creator and host of the popular Hospitality Today Live broadcast show that airs special editions such as Global Meetings Industry Day and International Hospitality Women’s Day. A 30-year hospitality veteran, Deborah has been honored as a certified eeting and event ninja that knows the back of the house logistics like no other. Lastly, a professional swimmer/athlete and former CBS and NBC Sports Broadcaster that makes her the ultimate competitive performance expert.

Deborah’s other accomplishments include CNN’s Top 75 Keynote Speakers Worldwide, Top 5 Most Requested Speakers by Meeting Professionals, Successful Meetings Magazine’s Top 50 Successful Women Leaders, Meetings Mean Business Ambassador, Past President of the Arizona Sunbelt MPI Chapter, Convention Industry Council’s Top 30 Most Influential Meeting Professionals, Meetings Today Magazine’s Meetings Trendsetter, Who Make A Difference and Arizona’s Fabulous Women To Watch. Recently, Meetings & Convention Magazine poll by meeting planners cited Deborah as one of the best speakers ever heard, putting her in the category with Bill Clinton, General Collin Powell, Barbara Corcoran, Les Brown, Magic Johnson and Tom Brokaw.

Although Deborah wishes she was a mermaid, off duty, Arizona is her home with hubby, Jerry, and their rambunctious 4-legged her lover boy, Bear.

For more information, just Goggle or go to … www.IamDeborahG.com

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