Design Superstar and Entrepreneur Behind the Largest Celebrity Brand in CanadaBook Speaker
Debbie Travis is a design superstar, a television icon and producer, a best-selling author, and the center of a small business empire. Equipped with a brilliant sense for both design and business, Travis is a highly sought-after public speaker. She talks about how she grew her business and found phenomenal success—all while raising her children and facing the challenges that beset all modern working women. With few peers, Debbie Travis is a sterling example of business growth that is completely in line with personal happiness.
Today, Travis is also the exclusive retail style guru at Canadian Tire. Her product line is sold in over 400 of its stores across the country. As an Executive producer at her production company, WAM, she produces award winning lifestyle series for a variety of networks—including Food Channel, Global, CBC, HGTV, Oxygen, and W—and has garnered over 40 Gemini nominations, including four wins. She is also the author of Not Guilty, a humourous account of how she coped with juggling a busy career, building a successful business and raising her children. On top of all this, Debbie Travis is also creating an online community centered on her website, where like-minded women will feel comfortable to ask for and share advice with various lifestyle experts. She has appeared on Oprah, The Today Show, Regis and Kelly, and many other venues.
An Evening with Debbie Travis
For the first time, Debbie Travis—the luminous force behind Canada’s biggest celebrity brand—delivers her lessons on building a company. Travis dominates many fields, and she does so in such a stylish manner that her success, from the outside, looks easily-attained. It’s been anything but. A beloved personality to millions, Travis is first and foremost a business woman, and her winning decisions have made her a sought-after speaker in the corporate world. In a new talk brimming with practical takeaways, personal anecdotes, and relatable humour, she offers her thoughts on creating powerful products, building a meaningful brand, and constructing a company whose employees are proud, engaged, and effective. Travis talks with conviction and flare. She focuses on creativity at work, innovation as a mindset, and the power of empathy—and she ties each lesson to a solid foundation of business growth, strategic foresight, and market domination. Drawing on years of experience, Travis reveals what really launched her company into the stratosphere, and she shows you how—with a lot of thought, and just as much style—you can join her there.
Debbie Travis Customized Talks
Debbie Travis is happy to speak on the following topics:
(1) Women Today
(5) Creativity and Innovation
(6) Lifestyle and Home
(7) TV Production
I also wanted to let you know what a true honour it was to work with Debbie Travis. She is so personable, inviting, engaging and friendly and she went above and beyond. She was at her best for every single interview, even after early mornings and flights. Her Woman’s Post interviewer asked many questions about women in business and I was captivated while listening to her talk about any advice she would have. I look forward to attending one of Debbie’s speaking engagements in the future as I feel there is still so much I can learn from this woman who built her empire and continues to grow it.
Regina Women's Network
Working with Debbie was easy. She was kind, personable, and grateful towards our efforts of making her feel welcome. Her assistant...was also very helpful when it came to planning/organizing a few of the details related to Debbie’s presentation and traveling schedules etc. I think The Lavin Agency and Debbie are mutually lucky to have each other.
"I want this book to read like you are getting together with your best girlfriends over a glass of wine to let loose about life and, most of all, to laugh about it all" -Debbie Travis
Debbie Travis, the beloved home decorating icon, launched her hugely successful career when she had two kids at home under two. When women get a chance to talk with Debbie, yes they want to know what colour to paint their living rooms but most of all they want to know how the heck she did it! In Not Guilty, Debbie describes in frank and hilarious detail the rollercoaster ride of raising two feisty little boys at the same time as working with her husband to create two thriving TV production companies and three TV series of her own.
Full of laughter and tears, survival strategies and reality checks from other moms who've also had their total meltdown moments, Debbie's book will help you lose the guilt, enjoy the ride and stop being so hard on yourself. Guess what? Even if you screw up at times, you will survive the emotional ups and downs, the incredible highs and impossible lows—and so will your kids.
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