President and CEO of Osgood & Associates, Dr. Deborah Osgood is a success coach and trainer specializing in helping individuals and organizations improve workforce development, entrepreneurial, and quality of life outcomes.
Throughout her career, Dr. Deborah has always had a passion for helping others succeed in meeting their goals. That passion is what led her to create the innovative approach she uses and teaches every day. Her mission is to help clients achieve personal and business goals faster, more cost-effectively, and with a lot more impact.
Today, she has consulted for more than 750 companies and addressed more than 2,500,000 people in 300 talks and seminars on topics person and professional success, as well as workforce development, in the U.S., Canada, and third world countries. As a Keynote speaker, seminar leader, and radio personality, she addresses more than 100,000 people each year. As a success coach, she has helped countless individuals of all ages and socio-economic backgrounds attain personal and financial goals.
Her training programs are used by government, nonprofit, and academic institutions to help more individuals start, grow, and succeed in self-employment and small business ventures. This includes marginalized populations, such as individuals with disabilities, Native Americans, veterans, woman, minorities, and at-risk youth.
As a scholar and practitioner in the fields of entrepreneurship, organizational behavior, and technology, she pioneered and launched an innovative systems approach in 1996 that is helping to facilitate public/private collaboration in improving employment and business success rates. This work has helped to bring together over 30,000 public business assistance agencies and 500 private sector providers of good and services in helping over 5 million individuals to start, grow, and succeed in self-employment and small business ventures.
As a subject matter expert, she has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, New York Times, NASE, Entrepreneur, and the Associated Press, and has appeared as a featured guest on national television and radio including New York’s WPIX news, Boston’s WCVB-TV Chronicle, and Chicago’s Real Talk Radio. In addition, she was a past international spokesperson for IBM and the World Bank on issues pertaining to women and minorities in business, pioneered the National Entrepreneurial Research and Knowledge Center in Nigeria, and was one of seven women to serve as business mentors in a U.S. Department of State Iraqi Businesswomen’s Partnership program. Currently, Dr. Deborah serves on the U.S. Small Business Administration Regulatory Fairness Board and is co-host on the iHeart Radio show, Movers & Shakers.
The impact of her contributions has resulted in numerous praise and awards from government, public and private sector sources including Women in Business Champion, Youth Leadership Award, Self-Made Person of the Year, and Outstanding Women in Business. She holds a D.A. in Transformational Leadership, an MBA, and a B.S. in Marketing – all with honors, as well as certificates in communications, technology, and entrepreneurial training.