"My job is to awaken the possibilities in other people."
- Deb Sofield

Meet Deb

Deb Sofield is a dynamic Keynote Speaker, Author of the book, Speak without Fear  Rock Star Presentation Skills to get People to Hear What You Say, Radio Talk Show Host and President of her own Executive Speech Coaching Co., which trains women and men for success in speaking, presentation skills, media and message development in the U.S. and abroad.

Recognized for her work for improving the lives of others and her contribution to the state of South Carolina, the southern region, and the nation, Sofield was honored by Leadership South Carolina with Legacy of Leadership Award. Considered one of South Carolinas most formidable women, the Southeastern Institute for Women in Politics awarded Deb Sofield the Leading Women Award. Sofield was also awarded the Order of the Palmetto – the State of South Carolina’s highest honor. She was named “Communicator of the Year” by the Association for Women in Communications and won the prestigious Toastmasters District 58 Communication and Leadership Award for the state of South Carolina. She was also awarded the Strom Thurmond Excellence in Public Service honor and was chosen as the ATHENA Award recipient by the Greenville Chamber of Commerce for her work. Deb Sofield is a Liberty Fellow – affiliated with the Aspen Institute Global Leadership Network, a worldwide community of successful, high-integrity entrepreneurial leaders. Sofield is also a member of the National Speakers Association.

Deb Sofield is a visiting professor, teaching public speaking at Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, and on the faculty of the Woman’s Campaign School at Yale University (where she is Past President of the Board), she has worked at Loyola University School of Mass Communications, the University of South Carolina’s School of Mass Communications and Clemson University. Sofield also works with the International Republican Institute and is on the board for the Women’s Democracy Network of Washington, DC. Sofield teachings Communications and Media Training for Civil Society around the world and she served as a mentor and trainer for The Center for Liberty in the Middle East.

Actively involved in her community, Sofield represents the City of Greenville as a past Chairman and current Commissioner of Public Works for the Greenville Water System and is the first woman to hold this position since its inception in 1918. Sofield was formerly a two-term member of Greenville City Council.

Deb about Deb


Through many years of speaking on national circuit, I have found that for most of us it’s not what we say but what our audience, friends, and family hear. Because of that simple fact you need to re-craft your message to break through the noise.

When I am not on the road speaking at conferences and conventions – I spend my time helping others find their voice and learn to use it by being a private executive speech and corporate presentations coach.

I have the good fortune to travel around the world and across America training executives and elected officials and I help them tap into their natural abilities for influence, leadership and diplomacy. In my almost 20 years of speaking and training I have helped thousands of people tap into their natural abilities, to become capable and motivational speakers who can (with practice) deliver a message with lasting impact. If you want to change your life I’d like to be your coach find at the contact Deb section of my site.


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Where in the World is Deb?


Salt Lake City, Utah – Council of State Governments West – Public Speaking/Media Training
Cambridge, MA – Harvard University, JFK School of Government– From Harvard Square to the Oval Office – Public Speaking Training
Greenville, SC – Louis Berger Services – Dinner Speaker
Pittsburg, PA – Ready to Run – Public Speaking Training
Myrtle Beach, SC – South Carolina Association of Governmental Purchasing Officials Conference – Public Speaking / Media Training
Anchorage, Alaska – Council of State Governments – Next Level Leadership – West Women in Politics Program
Clemson, SC – Goodwill Industries – Media Training
Santa Fe, NM – KSFR 101.1 Radio Interview about Women Candidates for Public Office
Greenville, SC – ICAR – Public Speaking Training
Des Moines, IA – Iowa Municipal Finance Officers Association – Public Speaking Training
Dallas, TX – National Federation of Republican Women Board Meeting – Amazing Luncheon Speaker
Greenville, SC – TEDx Greenville Coach for Presenters
Greer, SC – City of Greer Leadership Team – Public Speaking / Media Training
Greenville, SC – Hubbell Lighting Management Meeting
Williamsport, PA – Healthcare Financial Management Association
Aiken, SC – Association of Realtors Media Training
New Haven, CT – Women’s Campaign School at Yale University
Myrtle Beach, SC – Association of Realtors Conference
Columbus, MS – Mississippi N.E.W. Leadership Women’s Conference with the Stennis Center
Neese, SC – Association of Realtors Conference
Myrtle Beach, SC – Healthcare Financial Management Association
Pageland, SC – Public Speaking Training
Greenville, SC – The South Carolina Association of Colleges and Employers Conference
Taylors, SC – Shoot Without Fear with my show sponsor Personal Defense Outfitter
Greenville, SC – Bridges to a Brighter Future at Furman University



You live but once, you might as well be amusing. - Coco Chanel