You've got questions & we've got answers!
Here are a few of our most asked questions:
How much do you charge?
Let's talk about the elephant in the room: Budget. The big ole bottom line is always on the forefront when looking for speakers. There is no cut and dry answer for "how much do you charge," as each business and their needs are different. Whether you're a multi-million dollar franchise or a nonprofit on a shoelace budget, Debra would love nothing more than to hear from you. Simply click here to contact her.
What is your availability?
If you're scouring this website for a calendar of Debra's upcoming events, you'll be looking for a long, long time. (Hint: A public calendar doesn't exist!) The easiest thing to do is contact her with the dates that you are interested in and she will get back with you as soon as possible.
Where do you train?
While she may be based out of Iowa, Debra most certainly has zero travel restrictions or warrants for her arrest. She has trained from coast-to-coast. Though she's never trained internationally, Debra wouldn't rule it out. Any takers???
What size of audience do you work with?
Whether you have an audience of 1 (see Career Coaching) or 12,000, no problem. Debra definitely is not one who would be freaked out to see her face on a jumbotron.
What hours do you work?
Debra is very flexible with hours. She can do evenings, weekends. Heck, she's even done a training session at 2am. So, yes, she's flexible.
Are there any topics you don't train on?
Debra tends to stay away from OSHA regulations (and all of its like-minded cousins), some substance abuse education, and compliance topics, such as sexual harassment.
"Love her energy and enthusiasm" Cindy Rillery, "Great class. Very helpful info." Rosie Daniel, "This was awesome! It hit home in a great way" Shannon Skow, "Very well paced and energetic class. Best one in the series thus far." Nathan Garbes
Hawkeye Community College Business Consortium Series, Multiple Participants
"Debra was awesome and engaging and made me think of Personal Brand in a new way.
L. Krouse, BPI, Iowa
Debra met our company's program needs through two key elements: her pre-presentation work that allowed her to provide a high degree of 'customization,' and her 'performance' skills made the sessions interesting throughout the entire 2 hours.
McKesson Ambulatory Services Group
Debra brought a lot of real energy and positivity to the team building session. It was very interactive and helped everyone look at what we can do verses what others are or are not doing.
Mandy Baker, Administrator
Debra was kind, personable, and extremely easy to work with. Enjoyed her presentation and group activity, “Better Together” for myself and my staff. Personally, it made me think outside the box of what I can do better as a Care Coordinator in our small, assisted living center.
Sharon Bartels, BSN, Care Coordinator
Debra brought tremendous insight when she came to do a leadership presentation to my organization. She used real life examples that really clicked with all of our members. I would recommend her to any leadership team looking to expand their leadership toolkit!
Chris Nebor Executive Board Member for Delta Sigma Pi
Debra was extremely professional throughout the planning process, and was very dedicated to ensuring her session would hit the mark with our employees. Her dedication to creating a session that was tailor-fit for our group was evident in our pre-meetings. I truly appreciate Debra's enthusiasm, professionalism, and attention to detail. She was a pleasure to work with and I look forward to partnering with her again for future events. Thank you!
J. Pepping, John Deere
Debra was awesome and engaging and made me think of Personal Brand in a new way
L. Krouse, Building Products, Inc., Iowa
Debra was interactive and engaging. The practical tools and ideas were most helpful. She is very energetic and engaging! The style of her Strike a Balance presentation is super engaging and so much reflection and small group work – it was great! I loved it – we could have used more time!
Participants at IBC’s C.A.R.E Conferences
I booked Debra without ever having heard her, but as soon as she started speaking, my secretary and I just looked at each other and smiled. Debra's enthusiasm was evident from the very beginning of her presentation. She was dynamic, personable and captured the audience's attention. I would highly recommend her services and have referred her name to others in my facility.
Ramona Sonkens, St. Luke's Hospital
Debra’s energy and engaging style brings the audience into the subject and makes them feel a part of it. We have done the Change Management session with two different groups and it is a great opening workshop for a day of other presentations that challenged the group with new ideas and change in our business.
Stewart Galloway, PhD, Senior Swine Nutritionist, Hubbard Feeds
She was a great speaker: lively, uplifting, and inspiring, Debra was very engaging, Her personality and energy was contagious, Difficult concepts which were expertly delivered, Very fresh, fun, and interactive session- very enjoyable!, Debra gave lots of good suggestions to take back to my staff – I wish I could have her speak to my staff.
Iowa Health Care Association Convention & Trade Show
Debra, speaking as a class participant in your coaching session today, I just want to say that you did an outstanding job. What I learned today is directly applicable to my job and in fact, I'm incorporating it as my short term growth objective that I'm required to establish as part of another training initiative I'm undertaking. Really good stuff! Thanks so much.
Steve Sawyer, Pearson
Appreciated Debra's style throughout the process, and the fact that she really wanted to get to know us and our needs. Made for a much more personalized and relevant session. Also appreciated her energy and enthusiasm. It's always nice to work with people who are positive and enthusiastic about their work.
DuPont Industrial Biosciences