After experiencing her first swim practice at the age of 7 years old, Deborah was afraid of swimming in a pool because she thought a shark would eat her. After figuring out how to overcome that fear along with many other life challenges quickly, Deborah now shares how to become fearless by streamlining your goals, ambitions and dreams.
A swimming champion turned author & competition catalyst, Deborah Gardner, has companies and organizations help them get more momentum. To do this, Deborah translates the topic of competition to transform those that want to identify their own competitiveness for stronger relationships more success and improved performance. Better known by many Fortune 500 companies as the Pit Bull in a Skirt, Deborah is rising to international prominence with infectious energy, warmth, fun, entertaining, humorous, on-the money captivating sassy presentation style. She doesn’t hold back on challenging audiences to think and act in an effort to inspire immediate self-motivation and positive action. Whether it’s a keynote, master class, workshop or a training program, Deborah provides the most relevant, up-to-date practices using real-life stories and examples in a conversational, interactive way for instant results. She combines her swimming triumph to victory while having audiences interactively align their goals with an “all swimmers on deck” approach that translates into innovative ideas for an impeccable experience for all.
With a lifetime of competitive experience, Deborah has a wealth of practice being a Marine Brat, an Olympic Trial swimmer, currently a 2-time National Sr. Games gold medalist, a ground-breaking leader as one of the first female broadcasters with CBS Sports and WHO-Sports Radio, a successful hospitality veteran, Arizona Sunbelt Meeting Professional International Chapter Past President and a member of National Speakers Association.