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.


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.

Athena, Phoenix Chamber
of Commerce 2013
Mentor of the Year 2011, Phoenix Youth at Risk
Business Woman of the Year, 2014, Tempe Chamber of Commerce (finalist)
National Lewis Hine, 2012 for work with Children
Best Actress Arizona, 2014

"She is not only a dynamic speaker, emcee and on-camera talent, but is able to empower others to shine on stage."

 Her leadership coaching brings out the best in people and helps them to achieve great heights.

Outstanding Women in Business, Phoenix Business Journal 2017
Community Outreach, 2010
Arizona Business Magazine






Arizona Business Magazine
Most Innovative 2017, American Association of Airport Executives
Arizona Spirit Award, 2012 presented by Governor Brewer (L) and State Tourism Director Sherry Henry (r)

Community Involvement

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

  • 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