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International business coach comes to Medicine Hat for three day workshop

May 22, 2019

Global business coach, professional speaker and author, Deborah Peters is returning to Medicine Hat College (MHC) to provide local businesses, entrepreneurs and leaders with insight into how to thrive in today’s global marketplace.

The business accelerator system certificate program, which runs from May 27-29, 2019, touches on a number of topics ranging from building a strategic plan and gaining communication skills as a leader, to mind-set and mindfulness in business and the myths of innovation and business growth.

“Deborah comes with an impressive list of clients from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Boeing to the University of California and KIA Motors,” says Wes Paterson, corporate training officer at MHC. “She is here to help local business owners globalize their thoughts and thrive in today’s ever-changing marketplace.”

Peters’ previous experience includes developing training programs that cover leadership in renewable energy, facilitating a trade agreement between Canada and Panama, and successfully lobbying US Congress. She is also a certified master trainer in neuro linguistic programming, which creates new ways of understanding of how verbal and non-verbal communication affect the human brain.

Throughout the program, leaders and local organizations will provide advice, and insight, into the services available in our region. Speakers include: Kevin Shufflebotham, president and CEO at MHC; Mayor Ted Clugston; Lisa Kowalchuk, executive director with the Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce; and professionals from the APEX Southeast Alberta Regional Innovation Network.

In addition to the workshop held at MHC, Peters will also host an evening Mastermind dinner at Paradise Valley Golf Course on May 28, 2019.

Never before has business moved and evolved so fast. The need to change to meet rapidly evolving business models, needs, relevancy and increasingly demanding customers has never been greater,” says Peters. “It’s a huge challenge for business owners and managers and they need help with strategy, thinking, processes and people to adapt, survive and thrive. I travel the globe speaking and coaching business leaders – 16 countries to date! Change is afoot, the large corporations have arrived in Medicine Hat and area. The past ways are gone. Business and life is evolving, this business accelerator system certification course provides the necessary tools to thrive.”

Currently, the college is running a two for one special for individuals; if you register one person at a standard rate, the second person from your organization can come at no additional cost.

For more information, or to see if you qualify for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant, visit