Elements Podcast

Episode 46

Sponsorship, Leading and Corporations Role in the Ecosystem: Deborah Bateman

When I first launched Empowered PhXX, everyone said, ” You have to connect with Deborah Bateman”. I was honored when she was actually willing to meet with me! People where not kidding. Deborah provided me great insight and feedback. I am excited to share more about her story, her leadership and her ideas about the future. As my first guest that works in the private “corporate” sector, I asked her thoughts on the role that big business has in supporting the local community and the entrepreneurial ecosystem for women.

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Here is her full bio form Deborahbateman.com 
Deborah BatemanDeborah Bateman epitomizes achievement, determination and kindness, professionally and personally. Her career has seen her rise from teller to executive while never losing the grounded perspective and touch that makes her a valued friend and mentor. Committed to developing individuals around her and helping them reach personal and professional goals, Deborah speaks from the heart when relating her own life experiences to those who value her counsel.

“I encourage persons. I coach and mentor, to really dig deep and find out who they are,” Bateman says. “Not who your parents wanted you to be, not who your friends think you should be. But really and truly who you are. To have that target design of knowing ourselves and our purpose is absolutely paramount. Too many people – men and women – are a result of being who someone else has asked them to be.”

Deborah serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for National Bank of Arizona. Deborah is involved with the ongoing development of the bank, with a focus on the bank’s impact and engagement in Arizona communities. A veteran banker, Deborah’s career has spanned leadership capacities in many areas of banking. Deborah is a graduate of Mesa Community College, Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington, and Darden’s Leadership Development Program at the University of Virginia.

An active member of the community, Deborah currently serves on numerous Board of Directors. Her commitment and involvement in the community has garnered numerous recognition and awards.

Based on her expansive financial services career, philanthropic activities, and as the co-author of Succeeding Through Doubt, Fear, and Crisis, and “Help, I’m Moving Out on My Own,” Deborah is a frequent featured speaker at seminars, meetings and conferences across the U.S.

Today, Deborah shares her experience as a coach, speaker and world traveler with individuals, corporations and community groups alike.

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