Deborah (Deb) Shapiro Bio

All voices are heard and make a profound difference in our communities and around the world.
This is the mission of DEBx and its founder, Deborah (Deb) Shapiro. Deb has been working for over a decade developing the talents and businesses of some of the top tiered keynote and motivational speakers in our industry today. While her client portfolio is impressive, the speaker she enjoys working with the most is her brother, Stephen Shapiro, who was inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame in 2015.

In 2017, Deb shifted her focus to include emerging speakers and created a revolutionary experience called DEBx. DEBx was designed to teach emerging speakers how to use their voice as a powerful instrument of change in their communities, relationships and businesses….and that is exactly what DEBx has done. After only three years, DEBx has touched tens of thousands of lives…and counting.

Prior to her 12-year stint in the speaking world, Deb ran a 2000-person human resources consulting firm in Chicago and designed programs responsible for the development of the leaders and employees within the North American Sales Division at Bose Corporation. Deb is a cum laude graduate of the School of Management at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and attended Oxford University.

While Deb stood on numerous stages as a professional singer, actress and educator, she is most proud of the work she does “behind the scenes”. For over 30 years, Deb’s love for people has been expressed through her volunteerism. She has created and supported programs for kids with cancer, developmentally disabled adults, veterans, displaced workers, divorced women and numerous other amazing groups.

In 2007, Deb took to the road in an RV, travelling the country as the media spokesperson for St. Baldrick’s, a multi-million-dollar non-profit organization that raises funding and awareness for childhood cancer research. Deb was honored for her contributions by the mayor of Arcadia, CA.

Last, but certainly not least, Deb owes her success to her parents, Barbara and Allan, who consistently fostered (and still does) a loving home where all voices are heard.