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"It’s not often that you find speakers who can educate, excite, and entertain all at once - Debra did all three in the best possible ways." 

Bringing energy and passion to every event, I present on a wide range of topics relating to employee engagement, culture and values, reward and recognition, communications, wellbeing, and anything and everything in between that impacts creating an engaged and productive workforce in this new and challenging world of work.


With over 20+ years experience to draw from, as well as learnings from writing three best-selling books, I aim to deliver in a genuine, engaging and memorable way.


Here's my speaker's reel with

clips from various events.


Upcoming Events


Australia HR Summit - 23rd March 2022

Australia BIA Conference - 29th March 2022

HR Connect Webinar - 6th April 2022

Caraires book launch lunch - 7th April 2022

Reward Gateway US webinar re: new book 'Appreciate it!' - 13th April 2022

HRD Webinar - 28th April 2022

Private company leadership event - 10th May 2022

CIPD branch talk - 12th May 2022

Reward Gateway HR Summit - 17th May 2022

Lockton Benefits Conference - 9th/10th June 2022

SHRM Conference - June 2022




“Debra has the ability to capture the attention of a room and hold it like no speaker I have seen. Her fun, yet hard hitting approach makes all attendees excited to learn something new, which Debra helps accomplish in every session. She is an expert, a dynamic speaker and a person that knows how to make people smile and think. I highly recommend her.”

Jonathan Burg – Group SVP Marketing, Reward Gateway