I love powerfully connecting with others through live events. Whether speaking to a small group or delivering a keynote address for a conference or luncheon, I absolutely love speaking with teen girls, parents of girls, and college students, and experiencing the kind of energy and thought exchange that happens at a live event. My core message? What you’re here to do in the world matters.
SELECTED SPEAKING TOPICS
Change Your Story, Change the World
From the time girls are very young, they are bombarded with messages from the media, their families, their friends, and their teachers, about who they are, what they’re capable of, and what they should aspire to. These messages shape the story of their lives, and affect their self-esteem, their self-worth, and their confidence in pursuing their future dreams to their fullest. In this talk, I share my personal story and challenge girls to not only reclaim and rewrite their stories, but be inspired and empowered to know they have the power to create the future they dream of.
De-Stressing for Teens
Inspired by my book Chill, this program helps teens identify their personal stresses, recognize the ways in which they respond to these stresses, and learn a variety of healthy, doable strategies for coping. By the end of this interactive event, participants will be armed with new stress-reducing techniques they will feel empowered to employ moving forward.
Dream It, Do It
Using my book In Their Shoes as a foundation, this inspirational program challenges girls and young women to dream big about their career futures, shares insight and advice from top women in just about every job field, and helps girls come up with a plan for things they can do now to make their future dreams a reality.
What Smart Girls Know
The goal of this lively program is to give girls a healthy way to deal with life, love, friendship, health, emotions and everything in between through the use of affirmations that begin with the three words: smart girls know. Covering everything from how media portrays girls to reigning in out-of-control emotions, this program empowers girls by showing them what they already know in a way that provokes questions and gives them insight into the power within them.
Your keynote was wonderful …we were pleased that so many expressed that your keynote speech was their favorite event of the day!Lisa Powell, Expanding Your Horizons, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Debbie was an exceptional and dynamic speaker at our inaugural Girls Rock! Summer Camp. Plain and simple: she rocks!Natalie Walker, Executive Director, Girls Rock! Seattle
You inspired me, and caused me to reflect. I know your energy and insight moved people.Parent attending Bodywise Conference, Pasadena, CA