Deborah Bateman & The Importance of Defining Your WHY
Note: This article was originally posted in October of 2020 and updated in January 2022.
It’s often hard to step outside our comfort zones and find a greater purpose. Luckily many of us have people in our lives that help us do just that, and Deborah Bateman is one of those people. Deborah Bateman is an inspiring woman who believes that helping each other understand our potential, our contributions, and our place in the world is key. She understands that when you know your value and what you bring to the table, you can help others do the same. Her pivotal question, “What’s your differentiator?” helps her coaching clients define their WHY.
With a 50 year career as a banking executive for National Bank of Arizona (She is currently Vice-Chairman) Deborah has demonstrated innate leadership skips that discover people’s talents often before they do. A supreme leader and supporter of young women, Deborah has been pivotal in helping so many young women achieve success in the workplace.
Deborah Bateman believes personal branding is crucial because it lets us speak for ourselves before someone else has the opportunity to. In addition to her banking role, Deborah has evolved into a world-class business coach and has an amazing blog, Risk Blossoming, with her husband Tim as they travel around the USA.
Charity Charms founder Kay McDonald has know Deborah for over 20 years. Together they have worked on many nonprofit and cause marketing projects. Deborah is usually sporting a wrist full of various charm bracelets she has collected over the years!
Chic Bracelets for Women On Their Wisdom Quest
Together they took on a fun project to create custom charm bracelets for the women that go on Deborah’s Wisdom Quest trips. Through her travels, Deborah has been bringing along custom Charity Charms bangles featuring her logo charm and custom carding for each country she is traveling to. These bracelets bond Deborah with those she is helping and serve as a reminder to those she has helped of their ability to be greater than themselves.
Deborah’s Power of Charms Interview
To kick off 2022 we caught up with one of your favorite interviews from our Power of Charms book, Deborah Bateman! Join Kay and Deborah as they chat about life in 2022, Deborah’s latest adventures, and how you can stay up to date on Risk Blossoming!
Deborah originally recently spoke with Kay in 2020 on the Power of Charms Podcast and Video Series about defining your personal brand, embracing what makes you different, and channeling your strengths in order to bring value to everything you do.
Watch their conversation below or click here to listen to the podcast.
Deborah’s Power Symbol: The Heart
As our interview series grew, we realized charms and symbols are something that unites all of us. Though each of us are drawn to similar symbols they mean something unique and special to each of us. The Heart is one of the most recognizable and popular symbols especially when it comes to volume one of our Power of Charms book. To Deborah the Heart stands as a reminder to be a heartfelt leader and inspire others to do their own personal best. For centuries the Heart has represented love although there is no history of how or why it became associated with the idea!
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About Deborah Bateman
Deborah Bateman is a passionate woman who believes great leaders nourish and create other great leaders. She is a mentor, coach, and blogger who speaks from the heart in order to help those needing guidance break out of their comfort zones and find a deeper purpose. She has had a long career in banking, but her commitment to the community knows no bounds. Deborah has served as a board member for organizations such as the Phoenix Symphony, Homeward Bound, and the Phoenix American Heart Association. She travels the world and often speaks at conferences, panels, and seminars. Deborah Bateman is also the best-selling co-author of two books, “Succeeding Through Doubt, Fear, and Crisis,” and “Help! I’m Moving Out On My Own.”
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