“Swimming Champion & Performance Expert REACH FOR YOUR WALL TO RECEIVE WINNING RESULTS!”

At the age of 7 years old, Deborah was afraid of swimming in a pool because she thought a shark would eat her. After overcoming that fear and pursuing a competitive swimming career, she was faced with new challenges including the 1980 Olympic boycott, where Deborah might very well been one of America’s most favorite Olympians. With that dream crushing set back, Deborah persevered. Today, Deborah is often referred by many Fortune 500 companies as Aqua Girl and the Pit Bull in a Skirt by sharing her remarkable experiences living in the fastlane.


A swimming champion turned author & competitive performance expert, Deborah Gardner helps companies and organizations advance to new levels of success with a new competitive mentality – reach for your wall to receive maximum winning results. Rising to international prominence with a captivating sassy, entertaining and humorous presentation style, Deborah doesn’t hold back on challenging audiences to think and act in an effort to inspire immediate self-motivation and positive action to compete better now. 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 and facilitating format. 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.

Aside from her amazing lifetime accomplishments in the pool, Deborah has a wealth of practice being a Marine Brat, a ground-breaking leader as one of the first female broadcasters with CBS Sports and WHO-Sports Radio and a successful hospitality sales veteran. Deborah’s talents and knowledge for identifying untapped potential continues to prove results for companies such as Wal-Mart, Bank of America, Henkel, Silicon Valley Bank, Crowne Plaza Hotels, Chevron, Symbius, Meeting Professionals International, Outdoor Industry Association, Michigan Society of Executives, Professional Convention Management Association, Vitesse Worldwide, Florida Apartment Association, Mount Juliet Quarterback Club, National Association of Electrical, Blue Cross Blue Shields, Consumer Credit Industry Association and more.

A great reason to hire Deborah is the unique fact that she is a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) recipient. Actually, she is 1 of only 5 speakers worldwide that has been honored to receive the CMP credential which means she understands the back of the house logistics to the meetings and events industry. In other words, working with Deborah will be an extremely smooth and easy guarantee process.

Not only is Deborah an award winning CMP but in 2015 she was named one of Successful Meetings’ Convention Industry Council’s Top 30 Influential Meeting Professionals. Also, Meetings & Convention Magazine recent poll by meeting planners voted Deborah as one of the best speakers heard in the last 2 years, putting her in the category with Bill Clinton, General Collin Powell, Barbara Corcoran, Tony Robbins, Les Brown, Magic Johnson and Tom Brokaw.

Deborah believes in mastering her craft on the platform by doing television commercial work as an actor, conducting voice-overs and runway modeling. Deborah lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband and her lover boy, Chief, the dog that makes special program appearances.

Contact Deborah today so your attendees discover their own competitive spirit while living in the fastlane. Go to www.DeborahGardner.com or just Google, you’ll find her.