Speaking - Motivation, Education, and Inspiration

“Effective meetings are full of purpose, not just full of people.” Debra Kunz

“The Leawood Chamber always strives to choose dynamic speakers who can engage our audience and stretch their perspective. You certainly exceeded those standards. Your genuine character and years of experience are clearly evident as you shared your expertise and provided new insights into business growth. Feel free to share with others that if they are looking for a great speaker, I highly recommend you.”

Kevin Jeffries

President & CEO, Leawood Chamber & Economic Development Council

When you book a speaker, you might be crossing your fingers that you’ve found a good one. You hope your choice can engage the audience and provide some key takeaways. Ultimately, you want your group to be happy they came.

A Customized Program Just For Your Group

action-1As an experienced speaker and facilitator, I have used my dynamic, straightforward and humorous style to motivate numerous groups and create successful events.

If you’re ready for a thought-provoking experience full of information you can act on, then a topic from the
Deliberate Growth
® System is right for you.

We’ll work together to identify the unique needs of your group and select the most relevant focus. Each program is then tailored to address your particular issues and desired outcomes. My teaching expertise encompasses shifting perspectives, motivating decisions, and creating intentional actions for my audiences and client organizations.

Most Requested Topics

“Top 3 Leadership Essentials That Drive Revenue and Results”
“Unlocking the Secrets of Deliberate Growth®”
“Teamwork! 4 Ingredients of Effective Collaboration”
“Leading Through Change: Accepting the Business Challenges”
“5 Business Blind Spots That Block Growth”

Engagement Options – These can be effective independently or in combination with each other.

Keynote – Lunch and Learns, Conference Breakouts, Featured Speaker.
Half or Full Day Workshop – Explore a focused topic(s) with an action plan.
Course – A sequence of classes.

Client Results

“Lots of programs are informative, but yours stuck with me.” Jennifer L.
“I’ve never seen our team so engaged.” Brenda L.
“I could listen to you all day.” Deborah S.
“The Board has never asked for the same facilitator for three consecutive years.” Lara V.
“Very enlightening, relevant and entertaining.” Bob S.

Most Frequent Feedback: “Engaging.” “Straightforward.” “Knowledgeable.” “Inspiring.” “Thought-provoking.” “Captivating.” “Great takeaways.”

“I want to let you know how much I enjoyed your presentation. You not only offer solid, actionable information; you demonstrate honesty, integrity and sense of purposeful calmness which is much needed in today’s frenzied business environments. I commend you on showing such grace as you positively influence business leaders and organizations. Please keep up your good work! You are a remarkable role model.”

Laurel Green

Client Director, c2b solutions

“Debra designed and facilitated our Chairs Council Retreat. Her expertise was apparent during our thorough planning discussions, and she helped me see which issues were priorities as she framed the strategy and flow for the day’s activities. She created a productive retreat experience and was complimented by the group on her knowledge and personable management style. Debra is an engaging leader who kept us on track and helped us achieve specific outcomes. I look forward to working with her again.”

Jane Wood, PhD

Former Dean, Park University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

“Debra draws a picture in my mind. She’s easy to relate to and keeps people dialed in. Debra truly has a gift.”

Sheril Herman

Director of Professional Relations, SeniorBridge

“Your talk was really inspiring to me. I even hung up your quote about “daily decisions” in my cubicle. As I looked at that quote daily, I reflected on “living by default” and how I was not being deliberate. This freed me to begin my journey toward my MBA. Thanks for all you do – you truly are making a difference.”

Annie Heitman

Attended Debra’s “The Power of Meaningful Questions” training class

“Debra has a wonderful and very effective way of connecting with each person. She is wise, inspiring and compassionate.”

Camilla Kern

in the audience

“The characteristics that separate Ms. Kunz from other speakers are her commitment and passion for the chosen subject matter. When Ms. Kunz delivers a message, it is as if she “speaks” directly to each person in the audience.”

Frank Bonura

Franklin Executive Solutions

“I know you came to talk to the graduates, but you spoke to me too and I just wanted to say thanks.”

Parent of a Student

Heritage College Commencement Ceremony

“On two different occasions Debi presented to job seekers at a New Landings meeting. Her engaging delivery method, broad knowledge of the subject matter, and keen ability to listen and engage with the audience left her audience asking for more. Deb is very high energy, has a positive attitude, and can easily connect with her audience. I look forward to having Deb present future workshops for New Landings.”

Debra Hayes

Co-Founder, New Landings Career Development

Contact me to discuss the needs of your group and your anticipated schedule.

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