Executive Coach & Keynote Speaker

Distinguished authority on leadership mentoring, succession planning, and the CEO presence.

Work With Debra Benton and Become a More Effective Leader

From executive coaching to keynote speaking, Debra Benton takes each of her clients to the next level of leadership.


Executive Coaching

Top CEO Coaches names Debra one of the Top 10 coaches in the world, along with Ram Charan, Tony Robbins, and Marshall Goldsmith. Debra's executive coaching and keynote speaking has produced measurable results for senior executives around the globe.

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What Debra's Clients Are Saying

"I learned in one day from Debra what would have taken me ten or fifteen years to acquire through sheer experience."
— Janice A., Qwest/CenturyLink

"You offer a thousand helping hands rolled into one. That's the Benton touch."
— Charles B., PricewaterhouseCoopers

"You have been the single biggest impact on my career."
— Allison S., Microsoft

"Debra has been my coach for many years because she provides clear and succinct advice and techniques that have advanced my career."
— Michael G., United Launch Alliance

"Benton shows you how and why to be exceptional."
— Dino F., Property and Environment Research Center

Keynote Speaking

Debra Benton's presentations help executives and aspiring leaders alike learn the art of communication and differentiation.

Topics include:

  • Beyond Branding: Differentiate to Exceed Among Exceeders
  • Personal Presence: Develop Your Successful Leadership Style
  • How Top CEOs Manage Conflict
  • Coach to Win: Mentoring the Next Generation of Leaders
  • Sell More and Boost Your Earning Power
  • Communicate Effectively, Online and Offline

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A Note From Debra

The privilege I have is beyond belief. My clients are "happy campers" who have typically just come off another great year. They have a good working life and their friends envy them. They also believe that a day without learning and growing is a missed day.

They seek executive coaching because while caught up in their daily life running their organizations, they know their own future can't wait for the future. They want intriguing ideas, useful approaches, and tangible steps now to do things differently for both themselves and their organizations.

For forty years I've been a paid observer of the behavior and decisions of business leaders my clients look up to. First-hand learning from successful leaders' experiences has trained me to have a perspective very few have from exposure few have had. In a short time, I can give insight into the part of your own life that you cannot yet see.

With objectivity and careful intervention I give clear, direct, pragmatic advice to handle anything in the best possible way to drive the best possible outcome. Clients say that I "think about things others don't think about — and in a way that others don't."

Put simply, what I do for a living is bring awareness, then adjustment — because even a small mid-course correction changes everything. When we work together, even the best leaders get better.

— Debra


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