Deborah Sawyer’s mission as Vistage Chair for Dallas-based CEOs from diverse industries and backgrounds is to build lifelong leadership excellence to help elevate member companies, strengthen communities, and deliver meaningful results that foster sustainable growth.

What makes this Vistage group unique is what Deborah brings to the table as chair. According to Deborah, “Leadership begets performance, and if I cannot exude leadership at its core, then the group suffers from the essence of being in the group.”

Leading private peer advisory boards for Dallas-based CEOs, Deborah creates a trusted and collaborative environment where they can learn from each other, leverage best practices, and access expert-led workshops. She provides one-to-one coaching and mentoring, drawing on her certifications in Extended DISC, Sandler Training, and Insight to Inclusive Leadership.

Additionally, Deborah works with large and mid-sized technology companies for their executive recruitment and coaching needs in North America and Asia, leveraging her multicultural expertise and network.

Deborah’s passion is to help CEOs and their teams improve their performance and lives.

About Vistage

Vistage is the world’s most trusted CEO Coaching and peer advisory organization.

Vistage differentiates itself from other peer advisory groups based on its various partnerships with leading research houses, and leadership development speakers. This adds the component of continuous learning to the CEO groups.

In 2020, Vistage CEO members grew their annual revenue on average by 4.6%, while nonmembers with comparable businesses saw revenue decrease by 4.7% according to a study of Dun & Bradstreet data.

About Deborah Sawyer

Deborah Sawyer is known for her distinguished career holding executive positions inside major global companies and their leadership throughout Asia-Pacific, Europe, the UK, Africa, India, and the Americas.

Living and working in Asia and other parts of the world has helped her gain a significant understanding of cultural nuances and performance management opportunities that materialize from these differences.

“As a Vistage Chair, I lean on these experiences to facilitate group meetings of high-integrity executives to grow their businesses and develop their leadership skills. I draw on my emotional intelligence, which I believe separates a true leader from the rest,” states Deborah.


“As one of 2 founders of a software company, Deb was brought in to coach me to achieve the next level of my executive journey. I was a “product person”, and through her efforts, I became a CEO, who successfully exited the business before I turned 40.” Mark H. Software Executive

“Deb is a natural leader of leaders. I think it’s her casual nature that makes us all comfortable in our deep sharing. We had a tragedy in our group and lost a member. The way Deb handled that with each of us, helped us all pull through and emerge stronger together. I can’t imagine our group with a different leader. We nailed it!” Dave C. Successful entrepreneur

“Throughout a variety of C-Suite roles, be it CRO, COO or CEO, I came to rely on Deb as both a coach as well as a trusted advisor. Brainstorming both the traditional business challenges plus working in the new emerging business environments I found her rounded experience and ability to coach and challenge to be indispensable.” Nancy S. Experienced C level Technology Executive

“A short bit about a consummate professional, Deborah Sawyer. I got to know Deb with some targeted corporate recruiting and then took that to another level when I went to go run a public small-cap tech company. Deb had gotten to know some of my crew and their strengths, personalities, and quirks and she agreed to not only help me source candidates to shore up my team but also worked in lockstep helping me think through how to approach the structure of the organization. Most importantly, she worked as a coach/mentor for the existing and new execs to speed our ability to work together and help build out their organizations with their internal talent and new execs as well. I can’t say enough about her expertise, pragmatism, and enthusiasm, and how much it meant to me personally and enabled our ability to accomplish some amazing goals!” Mike F. Public company tech CEO

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Deborah Sawyer
Contact phone
(404) 229-8797
San Diego
United States

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