Breakout Session Speaker – Deborah Bateman

Breakout Session Speaker – Deborah Bateman

Embrace Fear: Risk Blossoming

Deborah Bateman epitomizes achievement, determination and kindness, professionally and personally. Her career has seen her rise from bank teller to executive while never losing the grounded perspective and touch that makes her a valued friend and mentor. Committed to developing individuals around her and helping them reach personal and professional goals, Deborah speaks from the heart when relating her own life experience to those who value her counsel.

Today, Deborah is President of Deborah Bateman LLC, a professional coaching and consulting organization, where she serves as a professional and certified leadership and executive coach. As a third generation Arizonan, Deborah  takes great pride in her State and its history. Her diverse career has spanned more than 40 years, and includes both entrepreneurial and corporate leadership roles.  Her career has included roles within large national financial services organizations, community banks, and as the President of The Bateman Group, a consulting firm which provided consulting and regulatory liaison services to financial organizations and their board of directors. Currently, Deborah serves as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for National Bank of Arizona.

Deborah is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington. Her thesis, “DeNovo, The Organization of a New Independent Bank,” is part of the schools permanent research library. She is also a graduate of the American Institute of Banking, Mesa Community College, and Darden’s Leadership Development Program at the University of Virginia.  She is a Certified Hogan Assessment Coach.

Deborah has a breadth of experience which includes leadership positions in Executive Leadership, Wealth Management, Retail Banking, Systems and Operations, and Program Management.  In addition, she is a seasoned and experienced corporate board member. She is an active member of her community, where she has served on more than thirty nonprofit boards. Currently, she serves on the Board of Directors for the Sandra Day O’Connor Institute, Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, the Phoenix Suns Charities, and the Advisory Boards for Mesa Community College, Foundation for Living Medicine, and AZ Business Angels Magazine. Deborah is a member of the Go Red For Women – Executive Leadership Team for the American Heart Association, Charter 100, and the American Heart Association – Phoenix Heart Ball Committee. In addition, she is featured columnist for, and has been a popular and successful Charity Gala and Event Chairperson.

Deborah’s professional commitment and involvement in the community has garnered numerous recognition and awards, some of those awards include;

• Stevie Award – Best Financial Services Executive

• Corporate Business Leader Award (YWCA)

• The Visionary Award (National Association Of Women Business Owners)

• Women Of Distinction/Leadership Award (Girl Scouts Of America)

• Mesa Community College Hall of Fame (Distinguished Alumni)

• Community Icon (Playworks)

• Hope Award Honoree (Cancer Support Community Arizona)

• 50 Most Influential Women In Arizona Business (Az Business Magazine)

• Athena Award Finalist (Phoenix Chamber Of Commerce)

• Trendsetter  (Trendsetter Charitable Foundation)

• Women Who Move The Valley (Arizona Foothills)

• Bronze Sierra Award Honoree (Cystic Fibrosis Foundation)

Based on her expansive career, philanthropic leadership, and as the best-selling co-author of “Succeeding through Doubt, Fear, and Crisis,” and “HELP! I’m Moving Out On My Own,” Deborah is a frequent speaker at seminars, meetings, and conferences across the U.S.