When our Jayne first saw Deborah speak at a local business event she spent the hour nodding like the Churchill dog. It is not often you hear a speaker who really connects with you and says the things that you are thinking, but with Deborah this is what you get. She is a fantastic public speaker and just oozes confidence and authenticity and it is this down to earth yet authoritative manner that has her connecting with her entire audience from the get go.
Deborah has a varied business offer, all of it based around helping people to be the best and most authentic version of themselves, to communicate effectively and unleash a personal brand that has impact, memorability and style. She does this through 121 mentoring, public speaking, workshops and of course her very own podcast that she launched last year - On brand with ....... Give it a listen, it is really very good. In fact we were a little nervous before this interview, you know, interviewing a pro and all that. It was fine though, it's just like having a chat with friends, it just happens to be recorded so you can join in too.
But Deborah's road to where she is today, as is usually the case with our guests, was not as you would imagine. She actually studied Law for 6 years (we know!!!) at university and became a lawyer but having then realised that she had a major passion and an untapped skill for communications she switched career and went to work in marketing at Lancashire County Cricket Club -- yes it was in the day when Freddie Flintoff was in his prime and no we are not jealous of Deborah at all - honest!!
A successful marketing career ensued and she ended up starting her own business Deborah Ogden Ltd almost 10 years ago and the rest, as they say, is history.
If you want to find out more about Deborah and her business listen obviously, and then take a look at the links below, in the meantime we will leave you with one of our favourite quotes that Deborah uses and one we should all remember -
“You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there's still going to be somebody who hates peaches.” - Dita Von Teese
Which we translate to mean BE YOU!!