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Passionate About Inspiring Others

Deb Cottle is a professional speaker, author, coach, and workshop leader. Through her World on a String Productions, she has produced a documentary, Women With GUTS!, featuring Denise Brown (sister of Nicole Brown Simpson); created an inspirational audio series, Music & Motivation; and co-authored two books: Success Simplified, and Roadmap to Success

Using her proven 4STEP GUTS FORMULA, Deb delivers tools and techniques for overcoming negative thinking, creating more productive self-talk, achieving winning objectives, and navigating through life’s transitions.


Whether in person or online, Deb delivers keynote addresses, leads workshops, conducts webinars, facilitates meetings, and coaches groups and individuals. During her dynamic presentations, Deb inspires groups worldwide as she tells success stories using compelling video clips and shares relevant content through interactive materials.


Deb was one of the highest-ranking female executives in the Chicago television production industry, working with clients such as Anheuser-Busch, Coca-Cola, Ford, Oprah, A&E, Entertainment Tonight, and others. For over twenty years, Deb successfully managed sales and creative teams for production facilities. As President of the Women’s Advertising Club of Chicago, she collaborated with top creatives in the industry, and was nominated as Ad Woman of the Year.


In 1997, Deb and her family transitioned to Amelia Island, Florida to raise their son, Connor, in the same small town environment where her husband, Stan, grew up. She joined Stan at Cottle Communications, Inc., an award-winning production company that continues to deliver a high level of creative services to Fortune 500 clients nationwide and regional clients in Florida. 


Deb is also an experienced advisor with Engel & Volkers luxury real estate, where she helps customers navigate through transitions of downsizing, retiring, or simply adjusting to “island living.” She recently earned the Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) designation by the National Association of Realtors, which recognizes her knowledge and ability to effectively serve the senior market.


As a way of “giving back,” Deb serves others through the following community organizations:

  • Association of Women in Energy: corporate sponsor and workshop leader

  • Micah’s Place Domestic Violence Center: board member

  • Nassau County Council on Aging: advisory council

  • Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise: past president & member

  • Amelia Island Nassau County Board of Realtors: member

  • National Association of Realtors: member

  • Nassau County Chamber of Commerce: past board member

  • Leadership Nassau: charter alumnus

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