Deborah Deras

Tagline: Latina Motivational

Talent Highlights

  • Engagement with Fortune 500 Companies: Deborah Deras has had the privilege of speaking on behalf of prestigious corporations such as NBC, General Electric, J.P. Morgan, and British Petroleum, delivering impactful presentations that resonate with audiences at all levels.
  • Recognition as a Top Latina Influencer: Her contributions to the speaking circuit have not gone unnoticed, as evidenced by her recognition as one of the top 15 speakers in North America by the eWomen’s Network and her title as Latina Influencer of 2017 awarded by Hispanic Lifestyle.
  • Nomination for Prestigious Awards: Deborah’s dedication to her craft and her commitment to empowering others have earned her nominations for the esteemed Latina Business of the Year award by both the Latin Business Association and the National Latina Business Women’s Association.
  • Expertise in Leadership Development: Drawing upon her background as a corporate trainer and leadership coach, Deborah offers valuable insights into effective leadership strategies and organizational development, equipping audiences with the tools they need to succeed in today’s competitive business landscape.
  • Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion: As a Latina entrepreneur and advocate for diversity and inclusion, Deborah brings a unique perspective to her presentations, fostering conversations that celebrate the richness of cultural diversity and promote greater understanding and collaboration in the workplace.

Keynote Topics

Employee Engagement & Retention

The SHRM Body of Knowledge states “Employee turnover and poor performance can be extremely costly and disruptive to organizations.

HR practices that create and maintain an engaged, satisfied workforce and a positive organizational culture, however, can mitigate these problems, by improving organizational performance and the retention of high-performing talent.”

Increase Engagement, Peak Performance and Reduce Burnout Workplace stress and burnout is costing businesses over $150 billion dollars and leads to absenteeism, turnover and increased healthcare costs.

HR professionals at Google, Nike, Apple, Aetna, and Goldman Sachs have implemented Mindfulness programs to develop and maintain a positive organizational culture. 

HR professionals should know how to design and create systems and interventions that apply these concepts to improve job attitudes and build a positive organizational culture.

During Deborah Deras keynote program, she will detail strategies that HR Professionals can incorporate in their engagement and retention strategies.

Learning objectives:

  • Define the terms: workplace mindfulness, energy management, and energy balance system
  • Summarize the strategies of mindfulness and energy management and how they increase engagement, peak performance, and retention
  • Apply the strategies through small group work on how mindfulness and energy management techniques foster increased productivity
  • Distinguish the differences between mindfulness vs thinking, creative energy, and stress, balance vs burnout in the workplace
  • Formulate programs at their companies that will reduce burnout, stress and improve focus and productivity
  • Establish a 4-step process to reduce conflict within themselves and others and increase engagement, balance, and productivity
  • Assess how to recognize and reframe counterproductive thought patterns that can distract the mind from the tasks at hand and teach the strategies to employees

Employee Engagement & Retention

Effective Public Speaking is one of the most powerful skills any leader can possess. If we know how to communicate our thoughts and ideas in a captivating way, we can lead and influence our constituents and get ahead of our competitors.

During this highly interactive program from Deborah Deras designed for novices and experienced presenters alike, participants learn how to captivate an audience and relieve nervousness so they can make an impact and deliver a memorable presentation every time.

Deborah Deras is an expertly trained speaker by Toastmaster International, the National Speakers Association. T. Harv Ecker, Train the Trainer and Christopher Howard Companies. Her humorous approach to teaching puts everyone at ease and creates an environment where audience members don’t just passively take in information; they apply what they learn in their daily lives that radically impacts their performance and results.

In this fascinating program, Deborah Deras reveals how the “INFORMATION OVERLOAD” has fundamentally reduced attention spans and why people can no longer stay engaged for longer than a few seconds. So how you can engage, captivate and capture the attention of your boss during an interview to land your dream position or a presentation to an audience?

With the latest pedagogical research and case studies specific to your industry, Deborah Deras will teach your audience how living in a high tech, constantly distracted world requires a higher level of true authentic connection and engagement to get your point across. If you are a salesperson, manager or industry leader, you need to communicate and present your message in a clear and consistent way. But how can you do it with so much static of distraction everywhere?

To speak and connect in today’s overstimulated age, you must learn the rules of engagement and the keys to connection in order to influence behavior. Deborah Deras uses customized, real-world case studies and interactive audience participation to model and increase retention for the audience to experience her concepts in action.

Deborah Deras teaches your audience how to connect with, present powerfully and influence their target market to achieve your organization’s goals.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover the psychology of connection to be able to in 15 seconds capture your audience
  • Identify the 5 ways humans connect so you can incorporate them into your speech
  • Uncover strategies to engage and connect with anyone anywhere
  • Examine the new research on attention span and information overload
  • Learn how to influence the new mindset of customers/constituents
  • Practice peer-to-peer presentation exercises to get instant feedback

Building a large professional network creates strong business connections for business referrals, advancement, job opportunities, and mentorship. In addition, networking provides opportunities to gain knowledge, confidence and leadership skills.

Currently, 85% of jobs in the U.S. are procured through networking connections. However, as many as 1 in 4 professionals do not network at all. 

There are numerous ways of networking: Face-to-face conversations, networking groups, business social mixers, masterminds, professional training programs and social media channels (i.e. LinkedIn). Corporate professionals must master relationship building skills in order to build a strong network of colleagues, partners and mentors to further their professional development and create new opportunities for themselves and for their company. 

During Deborah Deras keynote program, she details proven networking strategies that Corporate Professionals can use to network more effectively and meaningfully to increase visibility for their company and foster strategic connections for professional advancement.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define the terms: successful networking, masterful communication and relationship building
  • Establish the skills of mindfulness to effectively communicate in a networking setting
  • Give an overview of how technology has impacted the workplace culture and how to adjust networking skills to accommodate for these changes
  • Practice effective networking strategies in small group work to practice mindful communication and influential relationship building skills
  • Discover the correlation between effective networking and professional success
  • Formulate a concise and direct elevator pitch introduction using
  • Deborah’s step-by-step process
  • Explore counter-approaches to social anxiety and internal pressure by examining realistic situational example

Strong leadership skills result in cooperative workplace management, clear delegation of strategies and processes, and earned respect and trust of employees, peers, supervisors and partners. Today, 77% of organizations worldwide are currently experiencing a leadership gap as the Baby Boomer generation retires, leaving spots for the millennial generation to fill. 

Global organizations such as The Center for Creative Leadership, The World Economic Forum, and the AQPC are continuously running studies, surveys and business benchmarks and report that the leadership gap continues to be a problem.

Corporate professionals can learn to model exemplary leadership skills that drive creativity for innovative project ideas, grow the company at a sustainable pace and serve as mentors for future generations in order to close this pressing leadership gap. 

During Deborah Deras keynote program, she details powerful strategies that Corporate Professionals can use to increase self-confidence, drive innovation and become strong and respected leaders who inspire their teams.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define the terms: model leadership, leadership gap, sabotage and empowered decisions 
  • Review the differences between constructive behaviors vs counterproductive behaviors, sabotage vs success, and feeling overwhelmed vs feeling confident
  • Examine strategies and benefits of closing the leadership gap for the individual and the company as a whole
  • Learn the key tool to build confidence and make empowered decisions
  • Experience a 4-step process to shift mindset practices and build confidence when serving in a leadership role
  • Develop a formula to be more creative, innovative and productive using a powerful one minute practice

Travels from:

  • Los Angeles, CA

Fee Range:

  • Fees* On Request




Deborah Deras stands as an eminent figure in the realm of professional speaking and influence, recognized across North America for her captivating presence and profound insights. As one of the foremost Latina speakers and influencers, she possesses a magnetic ability to engage and inspire audiences from diverse backgrounds. With an impressive roster of engagements, Deborah […]

Deborah Deras stands as an eminent figure in the realm of professional speaking and influence, recognized across North America for her captivating presence and profound insights. As one of the foremost Latina speakers and influencers, she possesses a magnetic ability to engage and inspire audiences from diverse backgrounds. With an impressive roster of engagements, Deborah has graced the stages of renowned corporations including NBC, General Electric, J.P. Morgan, British Petroleum, Procter & Gamble, Macy’s, Kaiser Permanente, and State Farm Insurance, leaving an indelible mark with her compelling messages.

In acknowledgment of her outstanding contributions to the speaking circuit, Deborah was honored by the eWomen’s Network in 2012, securing her place among the top 15 speakers in North America. Furthermore, her impact resonated deeply within the Hispanic community, earning her the esteemed title of Latina Influencer of 2017 from Hispanic Lifestyle. Notably, her remarkable achievements extend beyond accolades, as she has been nominated for the prestigious Latina Business of the Year award by both the Latin Business Association and the National Latina Business Women’s Association, underscoring her status as a trailblazer in her field.

Deborah Deras | Hispanic Motivational Speaker

Background and Expertise:

With a multifaceted background encompassing diverse industries and disciplines, Deborah Deras brings a wealth of expertise to her speaking engagements. Drawing upon her extensive experience as a corporate trainer, leadership coach, and marketing strategist, she delivers dynamic presentations that blend actionable insights with heartfelt authenticity. Deborah’s journey to prominence is marked by a relentless pursuit of excellence and a commitment to empowering others to unlock their full potential.

Her profound understanding of cultural nuances and interpersonal dynamics enables her to connect with audiences on a deeply personal level, fostering an atmosphere of trust and engagement. Through her signature blend of humor, empathy, and thought-provoking content, Deborah leaves a lasting impression that transcends the confines of traditional keynote speeches. Whether addressing topics related to leadership, diversity, or personal development, she approaches each subject with a unique perspective informed by her rich tapestry of experiences.

As a seasoned professional with a global perspective, Deborah possesses a unique ability to navigate the complexities of today’s rapidly evolving business landscape. Her keen insights into emerging trends and market dynamics equip audiences with the tools they need to thrive in an increasingly competitive environment. By leveraging her expertise in communication, branding, and organizational development, she empowers individuals and organizations to embrace change and seize new opportunities for growth.

Reasons to Book Deborah Deras:

Event planners seeking to elevate their programming and inspire their attendees need look no further than Deborah Deras. With her exceptional track record of delivering impactful presentations to Fortune 500 companies and leading organizations, she brings a level of professionalism and expertise that is second to none. Deborah’s ability to tailor her message to resonate with diverse audiences ensures that every event is a resounding success, leaving attendees feeling informed, inspired, and motivated to take action.

Moreover, Deborah Deras’s unique perspective as a Latina influencer and thought leader adds a layer of depth and authenticity to her presentations that is unmatched in the industry. By incorporating insights drawn from her own experiences as a minority entrepreneur and advocate for diversity and inclusion, she offers a fresh and compelling perspective on a wide range of topics. Event planners can trust Deborah to deliver a transformative experience that will leave a lasting impact on their audience.

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In conclusion, Deborah Deras stands as a beacon of inspiration and empowerment in the world of professional speaking. With her dynamic presence, unparalleled expertise, and unwavering commitment to excellence, she has earned her place among the top Latina speakers and influencers in North America. Whether addressing Fortune 500 companies, leading organizations, or diverse audiences, Deborah’s impact is undeniable, leaving an indelible mark on all who have the privilege of hearing her speak. For event planners seeking to elevate their programming and inspire their attendees, Deborah Deras is the ultimate choice for a transformative and unforgettable experience.

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