Debra Pestrak

Debra Pestrak

Successful Businesswoman, Author of Playing With the Big Boys
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Program Descriptions

  • The Fine Art of Influence
  • Playing With the Big Boys
  • The Success Triangle


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Debra Pestrak offers insights and useful information that can be implemented immediately by audience members. Her keynote and workshop presentations are fast becoming in demand for audiences of all types - from senior level executives to front line employees. Debra's messages reach to the core of each audience member with her unique style and engaging presentation skills. Participants are treated to a compelling experience that will change the way they think, act and feel — resulting in an inspirational encounter that lingers with the attendees long after her program is over.

With over 25 years in managing, motivating, directing others and personal success, Debra brings a vast experience to convey as she energetically makes her presentations on peak performance and motivation.

Ms. Pestrak:

  • Author of Playing with the Big Boys
  • 26 year corporate career—from telephone operator to managing a $20 million budget
  • Started and led sales organizations at Pacific Bell and US West
  • When Pacific Bell opened it’s local market, Debra developed and implemented strategies that achieved zero base loss
  • Never lost a multi-million dollar contract she negotiated
  • Appeared on various TV and radio programs
  • Degree in Business Administration and Management and extensive training in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
  • Over 15 years researching top performers and what it takes to reach your full potential
  • Her credibility and experience gave her access to such luminaries as Jean Hamilton, CEO-Prudential; Ann Livermore, President-Hewlett-Packard; Anne Sweeney, President-Disney; Mary Farrell, Managing Director-PaineWebber, and Karen Garrison, President-Pitney Bowes, for one-on-one interviews to capture their insights for her book
  • Listed in the International Who’s Who of Professional Management and Executive Guild
  • President of the National Speakers Association-San Diego, a member of NAFE, and Meeting Professionals International (MPI)
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