Debra has a vision that demands ongoing personal and professional development and an innovative approach to providing her professional services. A respected entrepreneur and self-starter, Debra is a skilled facilitator, speaker, and experiential trainer. Debra’s areas of experience are in safety training, dealing with difficult people, mental toughness/resiliency and personal performance coaching. Her sojourn into safety, leadership training and people development began as a Police Officer in 1989. Debra started the journey by working as a Constable with the Calgary Police Service in numerous team environments. In 1998 Debra established Safe & Sound Safety Training & Consulting Ltd. Her Calgary based company provides innovative speaking, training and development for the general public as well as corporations throughout Canada. Also, in 1996 while still a Police Officer, Debra simultaneously began her journey into team training, working with a variety of organizations and other consultants. In 1998, she left the Calgary Police Service and shifted her focus to full time operations of Safe & Sound. Debra has been a professional member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers as well as the National Speaker Association since 2004 and is a Certified Performance Coach through Corporate Performance Coaching. Debra is also a licensed Private Investigator in the Province of Alberta.
11:00am - 12:10pm (Breakout Session 5 - Silver Room)
1:15pm - 2:25pm (Breakout Session 6 - Silver Room)
Come and learn how to enhance your confidence, overcome adversity, and get inspired to take on new challenges! Debra deWaal, Owner of Safe & Sound and a former Calgary Police Officer will share with you how to perform at the upper limits of your talents when facing stress or pressure. This session will leave you reenergized and set to take on your next hour or your next life adventure.