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Deborah Ostreicher has over 25 years of experience in doing business around the globe, holding leadership positions in various organizations from high-tech and aviation to tourism and non-profits. Her career took her overseas for a decade before returning to the US as her base. She credits much of her success to her ability to communicate.


Now she is sharing her secrets with you as a professional speech and leadership communications coach. Hundreds of clients sing her praises and point to her training as key to their professional growth. Her ability to bring out the best of individuals, while showcasing their knowledge is an art and she is a true artist.


Performing in public from the age of five as a musician and dancer led her to winning roles in musical theatre and comedy. She earned her undergraduate degree in Liberal Arts from the University of Maryland, College Park; her MBA in International Business at the American University, Washington, D.C. and her certificate in Leadership Communications from Harvard University, Cambridge. 

She created Distinguished Communications to empower individuals, teams and companies through effective communication.  Deborah says, "Watching clients evolve into stellar presenters and being a part of the positive impact it has on their work and self confidence is the most rewarding part of my job." 



Arizona Business Magazine
Outstanding Women in Business, Phoenix Business Journal 
Mentor of the Year,
New Pathways for Youth
National Lewis Hine for work with Children
Athena, Phoenix Chamber
of Commerce 
Arizona Spirit Award,  presented by Governor Brewer (L) and State Tourism Director Sherry Henry (r)
Most Innovative Marketing American Association of Airport Executives
Business Woman of the Year,
Tempe Chamber of Commerce
Best Actress Arizona, Zonis
Community Outreach, 
Arizona Business Magazine

Community Involvement

  • Board Member, Tempe Chamber of Commerce, 2019-2020

  • Big Sister, Big Brothers Big Sisters, 2022-present

  • Arizona Tourism Advisory Council, Governor Appointee, 2017-present

  • Board Member, Airports Council International Air Service Group, 2010-2020

  • Board Member, Arizona Transportation & Trade Corridor Alliance, 2014-present

  • Board Member, East Valley Partnership, 2017-present

  • Past Chair, Tempe Convention and Visitors Bureau; now Emeritus

  • Executive Board Member, Arizona Tourism & Lodging Association, 2010-2017

  • Executive Board Member, New Pathways for Youth, 2007-2015; now Emeritus

  • Chairman's Award, Airports Council International Marketing Board, 2014 

  • Volunteer, New Pathways for Youth, 1995-present

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