Described by The Washington Post as a “creative guru,” Chicago-based Deborah Beroset is Founder/CEO + Thought Leadership Strategist of MOXIE CREATIVE & CONSULTING, INC., a boutique firm that specializes in helping clients get established as thought leaders. She is an award-winning journalist and seasoned PR expert with a passion for empowering people and organizations to have their voices and stories heard, their reputations respected, and their services and contributions known, valued, and sought after. Her company, Moxie, specializes in helping coaches and consultants position themselves as thought leaders so they can differentiate themselves in a crowded marketplace, find their unique voice and contribution, benefit from greater visibility and credibility, find new doors opening for them, and have the satisfaction of seeing their expertise have a greater impact in the world.
Immediately prior to starting her own company, Deb was the Director of Public Relations for Landmark, an international personal and professional development company. For eight years, she led programs and coached thousands of people as a Landmark Seminar Leader on topics including relationships, career, communication, health & well-being, effectiveness, creativity, parenting and leadership.
Earlier in her career, Deborah distinguished herself as an award-winning journalist through her regular contributions to many national publications, including serving as a contributing editor for Ladies Home Journal. Her articles and essays appeared in The New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, Redbook, Parents, Family Money, New Choices, More magazine, Glamour, and Entrepreneur, among others, and she published fiction in Redbook.
In addition to her journalistic accomplishments, Deborah was a director of an internal think tank for Hallmark, managing innovation projects and new ventures. Deborah also pioneered a website for women, both co-creating and launching what Working Woman called one of the top sites for women in business.
Deborah graduated with honors from the University of Missouri School of Journalism. She has taught reporting and advanced writing courses at both the Missouri J-School and Westminster College, as well as in several writing workshops. She lived and worked for three years in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and her assignments took her throughout Asia and the Middle East. She is the mother of two adult daughters, Tova and Simone.