Chief Consultant | Trainer
The People Company, LLC
Deborah runs the consulting, training and coaching firm, The People Company LLC. She consults with organizations who want to leverage the power of change to heighten development and performance for their people. As a diversity and inclusion consultant, trainer and speaker, Deborah designs and delivers thought-provoking and challenging experiences that help people THINK better, DO better and BE better at what matters most.
As a coach, Deborah delivers insightful, focused guidance to help her clients zero in on their goals and move toward achieving results. She works with organizations and individuals who know they need dedicated attention and accountability and are willing to do the work to improve their performance.
Deborah brings more than 25 years of business leadership, operations, talent development, project and change management, strategic planning and financial analysis experience that empowers audiences with IMPACTFUL and ENGAGING strategies to develop inclusive and high performing teams and organizations.
"Deborah’s presentation style was exceptional, and helped us to better understand the importance of diversity in the workplace as well as its value to Quartz. She has a remarkable ability to lead attendees through a critical process of self-discovery, helping them to consider their own innate biases and personal strategies for overcoming them. Her dedication to the topic is clearly evident, and she is passionate about sharing her knowledge through her thought-provoking presentation and interactive discussion activities. I highly recommend Deborah as a speaker, facilitator and change agent for any company seeking to better understand Diversity & Inclusion, but more importantly, for companies wishing to make actual change in this regard."
–Kimila Daniels, Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
Quartz Health Solutions, Inc.
"We recently worked with Deborah to provide unconscious bias training in our Madison office. Deborah was great to work with. She was very organized and had a very effective, relatable manner of presenting the information to our staff. She created a very positive buzz throughout our organization and received very high marks on staff evaluations. Thanks Deborah for making it a memorable and positive experience!"
–Staci Sabel. Human Resources Manager
“Everything about Deborah Biddle is cause for great enthusiasm. She is an exceptional individual—conscientious, intelligent, passionate, considerate, competent, and personable. With an unlimited reserve of energy, productivity, and innovation, she has achieved a breath of professional experience. She is an effective communicator, both as a speaker and writer, evidenced by her work in industry, academia, and community service. In situations where excellence is desired, Deborah Biddle will be a superior performer.”
–Ollie Watts Davis, D.M.A., University Scholar, Professor of Music, Voice Division
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"Deborah is a gem! She has been a coach, mentor and friend to me. Her insights are invaluable!! Engage her and you'll be glad you did!
–Pam Stampen, Chief People Officer
“Deborah has a great presentation style, integrating how important it is for inclusion to be a part of work place effectiveness. She understands how to connect with adult learners, is flexible to answer questions, and met our programming needs. I highly recommend Deborah as a trainer and facilitator!”
–Melissa Gombar, Organizational Effectiveness Specialist
City of Madison, WI
"Deborah Biddle is a phenomenal speaker. She has a remarkable ability to effectively present and engage audiences from diverse backgrounds and levels of experience. I was so impressed by her talent and the way she connected with audiences that I invited Deborah to be a guest speaker for our Human Resources undergraduate course. The students gave Deborah rave reviews and even mentioned that she was a favorite speaker. I heartily endorse her for any speaking role! Deborah is also reliable, dedicated, upbeat and inspirational. Audiences can gain so much from her knowledge and from the vast array of topics, along with her incredible years of experience and raw talent. We would all be lucky to have Deborah as an event speaker. "
–Annette Mondry, Ph.D.
School of Business
“Deborah was wonderful to work with! She met with our team to get a sense of what we wanted for our employee training and tailored her presentation to match our needs. Her warm personality and knowledge of diversity, inclusivity, microaggression and cultural biases resonated with our over 200 employees. We are looking forward to continuing to work with her on these issues.”
–Judy Keel, Grants Manager
Access Community Health Centers
“Deborah is an excellent instructor and provided thought provoking facts along with interactive case studies and discussion to help us uncover our unconscious bias and help us look at how we can increase diversity in our lives both personally and professionally.”
–Julie Wood, Education Program Manager
Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at UW-Madison
“The session that Deborah agreed to facilitate for our program was “Building A Culture of Collaboration Through Self-Assessment and Team Development.” I was impressed to see that within minutes Deborah had the full attention of the entire room. Deborah’s curriculum included dozens of “real life” examples that served to stimulate critical discussion and feedback from the students. She also included interactive activities that allowed the students to work in groups and even have fun. I would highly recommend her to any of my colleagues.”
–Plumer Lovelace, Executive Director
Wisconsin Library Association
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