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Deborah Grayson Riegel        

Management Coach, Consultant & Trainer

Deborah Grayson Riegel is the President of Elevated Training, Inc., a consulting company dedicated to providing strategic and sustainable learning solutions. Deborah is highly regarded as a dynamic, creative and extremely effective speaker, trainer, consultant and coach. Her unbeatable combination of training expertise and energetic presentation style has helped her develop, design and deliver countless presentations, programs and workshops that get participants excited, inspired and feel compelled to perform at a superior level.

Deborah combines her expertise in cognitive, behavioral and social psychology, public speaking, and coaching to help leaders and teams achieve personal and professional success.

Deborah is an instructor of Management Communication at the Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania. She also serves as a Visiting Professor of Executive Communications at the Beijing International MBA Program at Peking University, China, where she prepares senior leaders from around the world to communicate more effectively in a growing global marketplace.

Deborah holds a degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan and a Masters in Social Work from Columbia University. She is a graduate of Coach U and Coaches Training Institute, and is a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation.

She is a columnist on presentation and communication skills for Inc. and Psychology Today, and has been a featured expert and a contributor to Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, Oprah Magazine, Forbes, Fast Company, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Fox Business Network, and American Express OPEN Small Business Forum.

Deborah is the author of “Oy Vey! Isn’t a Strategy: 25 Solutions for Personal and Professional Success”, “Money Talks: 100 Strategies to Master Tricky Conversations About Money” and “Tips of the Tongue: The Nonnative English Speaker’s Guide to Mastering Public Speaking.”

Deborah’s approach to coaching, consulting, and training combines the use of coping models (to reduce anxiety and increase confidence) and mastery models (to accelerate learning and skills transfer, as well as to lock in behavior change).


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