Debbie brings nearly 20 years of management, sales, marketing and training experience to Power Presentations.
She began her career at a Steelcase furniture dealership as a New Business Development Account Manager and quickly rose through the ranks to become General Manager of Services. During her eight-year tenure, Debbie launched new lines of business, increased remanufacturing sales by more than 600 percent and earned several awards, including Top Sales Producer, along the way.
Next, Debbie transitioned to Diebold Nixdorf where she spent nearly 10 years calling on Fortune 500 clients. Debbie was recognized for record sales growth and earned a role as Certified Advisor for new sales associates, coaching solution development and product application. In this role, Debbie advanced her skills in relationship development, high profile communication and strategic planning. In recognition of her superior performance, she was awarded “Diebold North America Strategic Accounts Sales Associate of the Year.”
Debbie then moved into the highly competitive event rental industry, where she helped expand the company’s reach by first shattering her sales goals and then, from an advanced position, developing sales training, productivity tools, and process improvements. In this capacity, Debbie honed her message that communication skills are key to any growth strategy. To ensure her team stood out among the sea of competitors, she coached them to build a personal brand that reflected expertise, excellence, confidence and empathy. This helped to make the sales professionals themselves the unquestionable reason a client should say yes!
It was a natural transition for Debbie to bring her passion for communication excellence to Power Presentations where she can continue to spread the message about the importance of communication skills and build the next generation of leaders.
Debbie received her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Akron, and resides in Cleveland, Ohio. She is a yoga enthusiast and enjoys downhill skiing, and entertaining.
Three words that describe me
Driven, resourceful, engaging
After graduating college with a degree in the arts, I worked as a designer but discovered a passion and talent for sales. The owner of the firm I worked for would not permit me to speak with clients about additional solutions that could help them and additionally grow the firm’s business. I spontaneously gave my two weeks’ notice and jumped into professional sales. This was one of my favorite decisions. I love building client relationships and I have been driving toward my sales targets ever since.
Something unique about me
As a teenage musician, my music professor identified that I had perfect pitch. It is a rare ability for a person to identify a musical note without the benefit of a reference tone. Music was a hobby for me so unfortunately, I disappointed my instructor when I decided to leap off to college to study design and business.