D.A. (Debra) Benton is a globally recognized executive coach, best-selling award-winning business author, and popular conference keynote speaker on leadership and executive effectiveness.
Benton has been a successful business owner for many years, having started her first company at the age of 22. Her parents ran their own businesses and she grew up listening about work related issues around the dinner table from the time she was in kindergarten. She learned from her parents "not only how to make a living, but how to live."
She has developed a reputation with clients all over the world as a practical, insightful, candid and caring professional consultant. She helps people take ownership of their potential, to make positive lasting change in their attitudes, actions, and interactions -- both for themselves and their organization.
Benton is the acclaimed author of ten books on professional development, which have been translated into multiple languages. Selected books have been award-winning and on both The New York Times and Businessweek best-seller lists.