Deborah Grayson Riegel Deborah is the CEO and Chief Communication Coach at Don't be left speechless!

Deborah Grayson Riegel is an internationally recognized expert in presentation and interpersonal communication skills as the President of Elevated Training Inc., Engineers Are People Too and

Deborah’s clients range from Fortune 100 companies to entrepreneurial start-ups, and span the industries from financial services, internet and automotive to technology, medicine and pharmaceuticals around the world. Her clients include American Express, Dell, IBM, Monster Worldwide, Nokia, Novartis, NASDAQ, Pfizer, Toyota and the United States Army.

Deborah is a visiting Professor of Executive Communications at the Beijing International MBA (BiMBA) Program of Peking University, China, where she trains and coaches international business leaders from multinational corporations in the art and science of presentation skills, business writing, and executive presence for a growing global marketplace. She also teaches Presentation Skills at New York City’s Fordham Graduate School of Business.

Deborah is a member of the exclusive National Speakers Association, The American Society for Training and Development, and is a credentialed, certified member of the International Coach Federation. In addition, Deborah is a graduate of Coach U. and the Coaches Training Institute and is a certified DiSC® Behavioral Inventory trainer and coach.

Deborah’s unique, energetic and results-driven style combines her background and experience in behavioral and cognitive psychology, adult learning, presentation skills, group facilitation and improvisational comedy, which she performed in many of New York City’s top comedy clubs. As a result, there is no audience that Deborah cannot handle!

Deborah is a cited expert and contributor for the New York Times, Forbes, Fast Company, Bloomberg Business Week, American Express OPEN Small Business Forum, Choice: The Magazine of Professional Coaching and the New York Jewish Week. She is the author of “Oy Vey! Isn’t a Strategy: 25 Solutions for Personal and Professional Success.” (Behrman House) She is also a member of the Harvard Business Review Advisory Council.
Deborah holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor and earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Columbia University.

Deborah and her husband live in New York and are the proud parents of middle school twins, Jacob and Sophie.

You can visit Deborah at

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