Workshop: Creating a culture of feedback
9:30 – 10:30 am
Speaker: Deborah Riegel, principal, The Boda Group/Talk Support
As a competitive public speaker in high school (yes, that’s a real thing), I never would have imagined that my extracurricular activity would launch my career. Fast forward – and I have been teaching and coaching on communication and presentation skills for over three decades, across industries and around the world, including Fortune 50 companies, small but mighty start-ups, mission-driven nonprofit organizations, government agencies and Ivy League academic institutions.
I’m an instructor of management communication at the Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania. I also serve as a visiting professor of executive communications at the Beijing International MBA Program at Peking University, China, where I prepare senior leaders from around the world to communicate more effectively in a growing global marketplace.
As a regular columnist on leadership and communication for Inc. and Psychology Today, I focus on sharing practical, research-based approaches to common workplace challenges, ranging from how to handle a presentation to a difficult boss to how to absorb challenging feedback without being defensive or dramatic. I have been a featured expert and a contributor to Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, Oprah Magazine, Forbes, Fast Company, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Fox Business Network, and American Express OPEN Small Business Forum.
My husband Michael and I are the proud parents of teen twins, Jacob and Sophie — who taught me perhaps the most about communicating with impact and influence — and a rescue dog Nash, who loves me the best because I always share my steak with her.