About Deborah

Deborah-Austin-ProfileAs an expert, I accelerate individual and organizational effectiveness through my services as a speaker, trainer, writer, consultant and coach. My mission involves helping my clients to have a greater impact personally and professionally in the world! I’m a Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM), which is Toastmasters International’s highest honour for leadership and communications excellence.

Within Toastmasters International, I’ve held numerous leadership positions within the organization. These positions include: Education Ambassador, Speakers Bureau Co-Chair and Club President amongst numerous leadership roles.

My background includes an Hons BA in International Relations from the University of Toronto. In addition to post-graduate training in business, corporate communications, public policy and negotiation skills. My over 15 years of professional experience includes working in the media (The Toronto Star, Canada’s national newspaper), information technology companies and in the public sector. My skill sets encompasses the realms of: professional speaking, consulting, marketing, leadership, team building, communications, public relations, training, administration and policy development.

As an expert and award winning public speaker through Toastmasters, I know what it takes to achieve high level results. I assist people who desire, have the drive and are willing to do the transformational work of becoming top level communicators and leaders.

Volunteering, community involvement and engagement are important to me. Giving back and being of service are foundational aspects of who I am.

I look forward to helping you accelerate your success and make a larger impact in the world. Let me become your success partner to help you achieve your personal, professional and business goals.

Let’s start bringing your dreams to reality!