1661:Deborah Levine is an award-winning author, keynoter, and trainer...)

1661:Deborah Levine is an award-winning author, keynoter, and trainer/coach

Deborah Levine

Deborah Levine-

Deborah Levine is an award-winning author, keynoter, and trainer/coach. A pioneer in the cultural diversity field, she designs cross-cultural materials, diversity training workshops, and executive coaching programs. Brought up in British Bermuda, she has lived and worked /studied in multiple regions of the US: Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, New York City, Tulsa, and Santa Cruz, CA. Deborah is currently headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee.


Deborah’s cross-cultural coaching and workshops are tailored to meet the leadership development and diverse team building needs of international industries in the South and local executives doing business globally. Her book, Going Southern: The No-Mess Guide to Success in the South, provides soft skill tips for expats, US transplants coming into the South, and those who work with them. The book was featured nationally on CSPAN and is bought in bulk by numerous organizations.

Clients: She has served as a coach for executives from Germany, Poland, China, Holland, Mexico, and England. They worked for Volkswagen, Nissan, International Paper, Kimberly Clark, La-Z-Boy Inc., BlueCross BlueShield of TN, Birmingham International Center, City of Chattanooga. She has trained international students through the Fulbright Scholars of Alabama and the College of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of TN at Chattanooga.


Deborah is a pioneer in Thought Diversity, developing leadership with flexible skills in communication, conflict management, and wise decision making in a diverse environment. (See her textbook: Matrix Model Management System: Guide to Cross-Cultural Wisdom). Her technique is based on the principles of cultural anthropology, the implementation strategies of urban planning, and the leadership development methodology field-tested in the community- based Global Leadership course that she created.

Belief & Non-Belief is a major element of Deborah’s Thought Diversity research, writing, and teaching. Religious Diversity at Work: Guide to Religious Diversity in the US Workplace, is designed for HR and diversity professionals.

Clients: She has been a coach, trainer, and speaker for multiple organizations and conferences: Unum Life Insurance of America, First TN Bank, SunTrust Bank, US National Parks Service, Erlanger Health System, Colleges of Medicine in TN and AL, Chambers of Commerce (Chattanooga, Birmingham), National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), the Global Leadership program at Chattanooga State Community College, and the Equity Forward Conference for the University of TN at Chattanooga.

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