Deborah speaks across North America throughout the year, to private groups and large conferences. She is a captivating speaker, storyteller and workplace coach. From starting Canada’s first annual conference (The Better Workplace Conference) to authoring “A Better Place To Work: Daily Practices That Transform Culture”, she has distilled the knowledge of hundreds of thought-leaders, combining it with her own leadership experience to provide practical advice in her sessions. Deborah can simplify the seemingly complex task of creating a better culture!

Keynote Sessions

Below are a number of her Keynote Sessions, but Deborah can work with you to tailor a topic to fit your specific request.

Deb speaking on Positive Deviance at Work at the DisruptHR 2018 Conference in Victoria, BC.


Do people flourish in your workplace? Is your culture one that supports them to be creative, innovative, productive, and to contribute all they have to offer? What if you could apply some simple daily practices to build this type of culture at work?

What is the story of change you are writing in your workplace? If you are a change agent with a vision for a better place to work, this keynote will inspire you to develop daily practices that create a culture of possibility that attracts and retains the best people.

Through this keynote you will:

  • Explore her “Be Positive” framework of daily practices that can transform your work
  • Experience exercises that can shift your positivity and resilience, such as mindfulness, reflective action, appreciative inquiry, gratitude and more
  • Learn how to have more constructive conversations at work, and why this matters
  • Find out how to create upward spirals in your own life and within your teams
  • Discover how to move from vicious cycles to resilient ones
  • Learn about the most highly recommended tools and advice from leading organizational health experts.


Learn More: Positively Deviant! Workplace Practices That Transform Culture

Transforming Your Workplace Through One Simple Question


This keynote is ideal for a conference opening or closing speech.  As an opener, it will prime your audience to find the transformational question that will help them get the most out of your conference.  As a closing keynote, it will send them away with the knowledge of how to use transformational questions to tackle huge challenges or engage people in a vision.


Learn More: Transforming Your Workplace Through One Simple Question


The City of Grande Prairie * The University of Toronto * Great-West Life * Ignite Leadership Summits * SASWH * CSSEA * University of British Columbia * PRIME * The Conference Board of Canada * Vancouver Island University * Morneau Shepell * Health Canada * The Heart & Stroke Foundation * Dietitians of Canada * Ivanhoe Cambridge * Public Services Health & Safety Association * Island Optimal Health & Performance * DisruptHR Victoria * North Island College

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