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Discovery drives the will to live. It makes meaning out of moments. It shapes ideas into structures so they don't disappear -- so they show up as words, music, images, inventions, cures, experiences.
Life is sculpted by discovery through the projects we pursue. If some of these projects inspire you - jump in. Nothing created thrives in a vacuum. It depends on you. We can make an impact together.
Creative Strategy & Execution
For more than 20 years, I have collaboratively worked with teams of smart,inspired and driven people who want to make an impact in the world. From Fortune 10 companies like McKesson to high-tech giants like AMD to health innovators like Genentech, my singular passion has always been to make information sparkle so that it's both accessible and memorable.
When I facilitate teams, I turn silos into circles. People engage and communicate. It's what we're all meant to be doing. If my work ignites your interest, let's join forces and create something together.
Senior Writing Projects: web, print, ad campaigns, presentations, scripts, technical
Comprehensive Marketing Strategy
Branded Content Development
Master of Ceremonies / Facilitation / Instigation
Interactive Keynote Presentations: subjects of expertise: literacy, the creative process, leadership, diversity & inclusion, collaboration, humor, and shoes.
Examples / portfolio: customized and delivered upon request.
Deborah has been dedicated to literacy and education her entire career.
As the founder of Artists for Literacy & the host of Get Smart Radio -
This is her latest project
THE SPOKEN WORD
In her interactive keynotes and storytelling workshops,
Deborah runs a program called Brave & Brilliant.
Here's a taste of the work she does to inspire exchanges between participants.
Deborah wrote the words, composed and scored the music.
The Animation was done by Tom Armstrong Films.
Over 1 million views, this video features a song Deborah wrote
to help Hyland's Homeopathic re-launch their Teething Tablets.
ARTS ACTIVISM / PROMOTION
As the founder of Artists for Literacy, Deborah has been covered by major media outlets
including Rolling Stone Magazine, BBC, and the New York Times. Here's a great interview on NPR that explains her work.
A Theme Song
Maternal Mental Health NOW helps thousands of families address depression around pregnancy. It's not an easy topic. It carries a great deal of shame. Deborah wrote this song to help with a national campaign to "speak up when you're down." It was also translated and sung in Spanish. The animation of produced by Ezra Productions.
Deborah started collecting stories about Shoes.
This is one story she produced, after meeting a mother and son team
who brought over 1000 pairs of shoes to a village whose children had none.
A sizzle from the very first Shoes Worth Sharing Show
Deborah thrives on bringing stories to life - especially when they help raise the voices of others who have import things to say.
Here's an example of one of her more in-depth radios documentaries.
Deborah speaks on many topics. This talk was at the Sustainability Conference - she was introducing the idea of "cool the world" - a songs sung by young voices to raise awareness and stir action to cool the world down.
Corporate Talk Shows
Everyone loves a change of pace.
Deborah helped Genentech deal with some serious change management issues
by using the talk show format to open up new channels of communication.
Voice For Change
Deborah has been the narrator for over 10 documentary film projects.
Created to inspire - here's a clip from GET OUT THE DOOR!
Deborah's been writing FOR her entire life. Here are some unpublished manuscripts - plays, TV shows, movies, books. They are all copy written and protected. If you'd like to learn more about any of them, please let us know.
When one woman dies and leaves both a husband and her clandestine female lover in mourning, what's the communication etiquette? Awkward....
A one-act play about a veterinarian and a dog owner - both in need of some meds.
A fake guide to real success...
A one-act play about a guy who never shows up for his own surprise party, but his guests find out more about his life than they bargained for.
SURPRISE - Play
A movie based on a story told by Maria Bello. It's a romp through a pre-school parking lot, where a few mommies aren't thinking about playgroup anymore. But they are thinking about their next pole-dancing swing set.
Glisten UP - Movie
This book was written 10 years earlier than the screenplay. It's very different, but you'll recognize most of the characters.